• Nervous Retailers Hope for Post-Christmas Rush Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Christmas 2012 is now history but retailers are hoping that you aren't done with your holiday shopping quite yet. NBC News reports.

  • Did the Grinch Steal the Holiday Shopping Season? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 11:17 AM ET

    Despite some reports suggesting holiday sales will be the worst since 2008, Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, told CNBC he's still predicting a 4.1 percent increase.

  • 'Black Friday' Deals Are Back for Last-Minute Shoppers Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    Sometimes, it pays to procrastinate. Millions still need to buy holiday gifts, and retailers have slashed prices to bring in last-minute shoppers.

  • Foreign Firms Seek Retail Therapy in Australia Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 10:16 PM ET

    The Americans are coming. And the Japanese and Europeans. Australia is being invaded by a swathe of foreign retailers, piling pressure on a local industry already battered by weak consumer spending and ruthless internet competition.

  • Mamma Mia! How Pizza Beer Saved a Home Brewers' Home Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    Brewer Tom Seefurth made a beer brewed with basil, oregano, tomato and garlic that tastes like pizza. The combination not only worked as a beer, it helped him save his home.

  • Smartphones Behind Online Shopping Surge     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Paul Swinand, Retail Equity Analyst, Morningstar says that the prevalence of mobile devices is driving consumers to shop online and explains why this year's holiday retail sales are expected to rise.

  • Cybergangs Target Online Shoppers Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    Here's how cybergangs are targeting online holiday shoppers, and here's what you can do to protect yourself.

  • A Stress-Free Holiday Is Only One App Away Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    Plenty of smartphone and tablet apps can save you money, but many more can also save you time — and during the holiday season, time is money.

  • Avoiding Holiday Package Theft Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps, and these parcels prove irresistible to thieves.

  • Merry Christmas! It's Time to Play Let's Make a Deal Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    With holiday sales gains widely expected to slow from last year’s pace, retailers are employing new tactics to help close the deal.

  • Wine.com Readies New Marketplace to Battle Amazon Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:52 PM ET

    Wine.com, the leading online wine retailer, said it is launching the Wine.com Marketplace, which will allow smaller domestic and international wineries with limited distribution channels the ability to sell its wines on Wine.com.

  • Offering Free Returns Can Boost Online Purchases 357% Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

    It may not be fair for online retailers to pay for returns that aren't their fault, but it makes them more money, a new study finds. A lot more money.

  • Is Amazon Going Bricks-and-Mortar?     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 1:47 PM ET

    High shipping costs and missed residential deliveries are a few of the biggest issues facing e-tailers and their customers. Startups are trying to turn these problems into profits, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Why Retailers Can't Ignore the Browser Wars Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 2:31 PM ET

    What browser are you using? The answer may change throughout the day, according to a new study from Monetate that underscores a new challenge for retailers. As more sales shift online and to mobile devices, retailers need to ask themselves what browsers their customers are using.

  • David Henry, Kimco Realty president and CEO, discusses the state of the retail industry, e-commerce, and how his company is taking advantage of the highest quality retail.

  • The Growing Trend of Mobile Commerce     Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | 9:40 PM ET

    John Sims, President of Sybase 365 says the mobile payments market will grow as consumers get more comfortable with making mobile transactions. Mobile may become an important part of the banking relationship, he says.

  • Ecommerce Fueling a 'Retail Robot' Boom Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    Kiva Systems Inc. robots sit at an Acumen Brands Inc. warehouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. Kiva has seen orders for its warehouse robots surge this year as brick-and-mortar retailers rush to open distribution centers to compete with online merchants such as Acumen Brands.

    With the volume of products purchased online growing so rapidly year after year, have you ever wondered how those orders get filled, packed and shipped? Quiet Logistics is a privately-owned ecommerce fulfillment center in Devens, Mass., whose client roster includes Inditex's Zara, Gilt and Bonobos, is at the center of the ecommerce boom.

  • As competition heats up among flash-sale websites, Totsy has received $18.5 million in new financing, giving the site more firepower to battle main rival Zulily.

  • Coolest Corporate Headquarters Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    The term “corporate headquarters” often brings to mind an intimidating environment, full of modular furniture, fluorescent lights and joyless gray cubicles. For many years, there were scant deviations to be found.In the 21st century, that rule book has been tossed out the window. The new one has been written by veterans of the tech boom, the start-up boom and the dotcom boom, and this new “old guard” has changed the rules.Now that corporate norms no longer apply across the board, nontraditional

    Now that corporate norms no longer apply across the board, nontraditional office spaces have become more common. Click ahead to see some of the coolest corporate headquarters in the world.

  • Retailers tend to lump tablets and smartphones into the same category called “mobile,” but that might not be wise, according to the results of a new study by online marketing technology company Monetate.