Internet Retail


  • Why Sainsbury's Is 'Motoring Ahead'     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Jonathan De Mello, head of retail consultancy at CBRE, says Sainsbury's is "motoring ahead" UK retail with sales growth for eight straight years now and underlines the strong online sales increase.

  • Don't Look at Short-Term Retail Trends: Pro     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, tells CNBC that confidence among consumers has been on a very slow long-term upwards trend for about two years.

  • Will Online Tax Level Playing Field?     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:38 AM ET

    Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group analyst, discusses the impact of a tax on brick & mortar stores versus online retailers.

  • Internet Sales Tax Faces Challenges in House     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    A bill which requires retailers to tax online customers is headed to the House, but it faces opposition. Rep. Derek Kilmer, Congressman, (D-WA); and Rep. Steve Daines, (R-MT), discuss the pros and cons of the legislation.

  • What You Need to Know About the Online Sales Tax Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    It's far from a done deal, but the days of mostly tax-free shopping on the Internet is a big step closer to ending. Click ahead to find out how you might be affected.

  • For Mobile Shopping, China Is Way Ahead of the Pack Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Here is another record for China - over the next 12 months one in four consumers are going to use their smartphones or tablets to shop online, double the global average, says a recent survey.

  • Senate OKs Bill for States to Tax Online Purchases Monday, 6 May 2013 | 7:18 PM ET

    A majority of the Senate approved a measure that would allow states to tax online purchases. The bill now moves to the House, where it faces opposition.

  • Gates and Buffett: Online Purchases Should Be Taxed Monday, 6 May 2013 | 7:05 PM ET
    Bill Gates and Warren Buffett speak on CNBC's Squawk Box in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Warren Buffett and Bill Gates said it's only fair that online retailers collect state sales taxes, just as brick-and-mortar stores do.

  • Cyberattack on LivingSocial Affects 50 Million Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:25 PM ET

    Customers personal information was breached, but credit card and merchant banking information is safe, an internal email said.

  • The New PayPal? Stripe Cashes In on Online Payments Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 1:58 PM ET

    One of the most difficult and expensive parts of launching an online business is implementing payment processing, but San-Francisco start-up Stripe is trying to fix that.

  • John Collison, co-founder and president of Stripe, explains how it makes accepting online payments easier.

  • Amazon Earnings Beat as Revenue Jumps Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:27 PM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

    Amazon's numbers were helped by growing sales of digital content, cloud-computing services and gains in its main retail business. Shares wavered after-hours.

  • Online Sales Tax One Step Closer to Law     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    A new bill making its way through the Senate could make tax-free shopping on the Internet a thing of the past, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Senate Vote on Internet Tax Looms     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at what an internet sales tax could mean for online retailers.

  • eBay Starts Massive Push Against Sales Tax Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    EBay CEO John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace in an unprecedented effort to change looming sales tax legislation.

  • Mobile Customers Spend 'Twice as Much': eBay CEO Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    In the early stages of a mobile transition, customers on multiple devices spend more, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe told "Squawk on the Street" on Thursday.

  • EBay CEO on Earnings and Outlook     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    John Donahoe, president and CEO of eBay, discusses the outlook for his company and online retail with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • EBay Earnings Beat by a Penny; Outlook Falls Short Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 6:08 PM ET

    EBay delivered a slight beat on earnings but its outlook fell short of expectations.

  • Warby Parker: Cool Glasses in a New Retail Store Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 2:51 PM ET
    Customers try on Warby Parker eyewear at the flagship store's grand opening in SOHO, New York.

    Hip start-up Warby Parker debuted its flagship, eyeglass store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Do online retailers need brick-and-mortar stores?

  • Will the Bitcoin Bubble Burst?     Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    Is the online currency here to stay or should people back away from the digital coins? CNBC's Kayla Tausche; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance columnist; and Leigh Gallagher, Fortune Magazine, discuss.