Jeff Bezos: “Amazon is Not Too Big to Fail”

| Daniela Forte

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a rather bold acknowledgement this week, predicting the future demise of his 24-year old juggernaut valued at nearly $1 trillion, when asked in a company meeting about the downfall of Sears. See what else the head of the most disruptive company of our day had to say about business cycles.

More than Half of Consumers Expected to Shop in Stores This Holiday Season

| Daniela Forte

Retailers with a physical presence have an advantage over pure-play ecommerce companies this holiday season, according to a survey by JLL Retail, with 57.3% of consumers planning to make the majority of their purchases there. See what five retailers consumers prefer as well as other predictions for their shopping habits this holiday season.

Black Friday and Sales Tax: A Potentially Risky Combination

| Todd Suchevits

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are bonanzas for online sellers. But there could be a downside this year thanks to the Supreme Court’s South Dakota vs. Wayfair decision, which says states can charge online retailers’ sales tax, regardless of the company’s physical location. Here are 4 things to keep on top of heading into the holidays.

Harry & David Upgrades Its Site for Mobile, Desktop

| Daniela Forte

Harry & David has launched a newly designed ecommerce site for both mobile and desktop, with the latter accounting for 50% of the brand’s online traffic as online buying continues to shift there. Here are the changes the brand made to the site in time for the holiday season.

11 Steps to Help Ensure WMS Go Live Success

| Brian Barry

Your ecommerce company has been managing your new WMS implementation. Modifications are done and staff is trained. As you plan out your go live day, what do you need to consider to ensure success right out of the gate? Here are 11 recommendations that will help make your go live day run as smoothly as possible.

bebe Stores to Acquire Brookstone Through Private Equity Firm

| Daniela Forte

bebe stores and Bluestar Alliance have acquired the Brookstone brand and related assets, with plans to sell Brookstone products through retail partnerships here and abroad. Brookstone had announced the closure of 101 stores when it filed Chapter 11 in August. Here is what bebe’s CEO had to say about the deal.

Trick or Treat? Digital Scams Dressed Up as Irresistible Treats

| Daniela Forte

With the holidays coming up and 220.6 million online shoppers in the U.S. this year, it is an opportunity for “threat actors” to assault ecommerce sites by disguising scams as incentives. Here is a look what types of tricks scammers will use and what treats ecommerce sites can employ.