Internet Retail


  • Ordering flowers? You may not get what you pay for Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    With Valentine's Day just a week away, Americans are rushing to buy flowers, but are they really getting what they pay for? TODAY reports.

  • Amazon's Flow ups its game in price-matching wars Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    Screens of Amazon's Flow app for iOS

    Amazon just improved its mobile app to make it even easier for consumers to showroom.

  • Fake Super Bowl tickets you have to see to believe Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    District Attorney Richard Brown displays counterfeit tickets seized days before the Super Bowl.

    From sophisticated fake game tickets to bogus jerseys, counterfeiters want a piece of the Super Bowl. Here's how to spot knockoff merchandise.

  • Amazon may hike Prime cost, earnings disappoint Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    An employee walks over a logo on the floor of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Rugeley, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

    Amazon posted quarterly results that fell short of expectations and said it may increase the cost of its popular Amazon Prime subscription by $20 to $40.

  • Amazon may push Kindle checkout system Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon

    Amazon is considering a credit card payment system based on Kindle devices for brick-and-mortar stores, according to a WSJ story.

  • Paper or email? Pros and cons of digital receipts Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 2:22 PM ET
    A Kmart receipt on the bottom of a shopping cart in front of a store in San Mateo, Calif.

    The paper receipt has served us well. But in a digital world, that little scrap of paper is headed toward extinction.

  • Goliath vs. Goliath: Wal-Mart's Amazon attack plan Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    Cyber Monday deals on Walmart's website on Dec. 2, 2013.

    Within two years, Wal-Mart will match Amazon's product range and speedy shipping times, a company official tells The Wall Street Journal.

  • EBay considering accepting bitcoin as payment Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Gabriel Scheare uses the world's first bitcoin ATM on October 29, 2013, at Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, British Columbia. Scheare said he "just felt like being part of history."

    EBay is actively investigating how to integrate bitcoin into its PayPal and eBay businesses, sources inside the company tell CNBC.C.

  • PayPal stronger staying with eBay: EBay CEO Donahoe Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    John Donahoe, CEO, EBay

    EBay CEO John Donahoe says no way to Carl Icahn's call for it to spin off its online payment service PayPal.

  • Ebay makes PayPal better: Donahoe     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    Commerce and payment are converging, and Carl Icahn is not considering eBay's synergies in suggesting that the company spin off PayPal, says eBay President and CEO John Donahoe.

  • How to buy booze without leaving the house Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    Drizly, a start-up that is hoping to do for booze what Grubhub and Seamless have done for restaurants, just landed $2.25 million in funding.

  • Why the Joneses are likely getting a better deal Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 3:32 PM ET
    Craig Clark, who sells items on a variety of online marketplaces and uses re-pricing software to remain competitive, at his home in Collegeville, Pa., Jan. 12, 2014.

    Software by companies such as FeedVisor, Uber and Groupon allows businesses big and small to creatively price products and services.

  • How the Target hackers did it Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Hackers that stole credit and debit card information from Target likely used tools that have been in the computer underground for a long time.

  • Here's what Amazon needs to do now Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    An Amazon.com employee loads boxes onto a conveyer belt for shipping at the company's distribution center in Phoenix.

    Amazon just won its first union vote. Now, it would be wise to make some serious adjustments. Here's Jon Fortt's take.

  • Potential first Amazon union eyes other facilities Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    An Amazon.com employee loads boxes onto a conveyer belt for shipping at the company's distribution center in Phoenix.

    If successful, the union looking to organize a handful of Amazon workers in Delaware could spread to more facilities.

  • Building the iTunes of porn Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    Two competing companies—SkweezMe and MindGeek—are trying to bring an iTunes-like pricing and distribution model to porn.

  • Amazon's secret weapon (No, it's not drones) Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    Amazon's stock has shot up a staggering 26,500% since it went public in 1997 and it just had its best ever holiday season. Here's its secret weapon.

  • It's a wrap: Holiday retail winners and losers Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    The gifts are all unwrapped. Returns and exchanges have been made. Now it's time to see what really happened during the holiday shopping season.

  • Overstock CEO: Why we're accepting bitcoins Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    Patrick M. Byrne

    Overstock recently announced it would accept bitcoin as payment. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne explains the business — and philosophical — reasons behind the decision.

  • Nordstrom leads retail web race: Expert     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    A look at which retailers are winning big on the web as many brick and mortar stores enter the e-commerce space, with Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray analyst. Nordstrom is the gold standard in the integration between technology and retail, Tamminga said.