Beacons pop up in stores ahead of holidays

...beacons in use now to between 5 million and 10 million next year.The vast majority of shopping is still done in stores. E-commerce is fast-growing but accounts for only about 9 percent of total retail sales, according to Forrester Research. Beacons...

These retailers could use some holiday cheer

...remake it as a shopping destination.The fix: In October, Ullman laid out a strategy to improve productivity, expand e-commerce and spruce up some departments that it said would boost sales to $14.5 billion by fiscal 2017. That's still well...

Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship

...Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.Now the e-commerce giant boasts that it has boosted efficiency - and given workers' legs a break - by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled...

Novice crafters can find how-to guides

...instructive.Search for bargains onlineThis year, you have more options to compare prices online. Michaels expanded into e-commerce this year for the first time. It has about 15,000 items available online. Meanwhile, Amazon.com has increased...

Black Friday shopping craze catching on in UK

...Friday and is predicting that $813 million will be spent on its cards, which would make it the biggest day in Visa's e-commerce history in the U.K."This year is also likely to see continued growth in shopping via tablets and smartphones...

Augusta-area merchants welcome Small Business Saturday

With having to compete with e-commerce and national retailers during the holiday season, local merchants welcome the spotlight that comes with Small Business Saturday.

Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook

...and the need to invest more in its e-commerce operations.The world's largest...will be move more quickly to bring e-commerce together with physical stores to...shoppers. That means rebuilding its e-commerce operation to further personalize...

Malls revamp to fend off e-commerce

...the industry even predicted that e-commerce would spell the death of malls...threat has faded. Like catalogs, e-commerce is now considered another channel...to be built across the country. E-commerce hasn't significantly altered consumer...

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Early holiday shoppers already crossing off lists in Augusta

...an associate professor of economics at Georgia Southern University.However, consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce in October to get a head start on holiday gift-buying, he said. As a result, more brick-and-mortar retailers...

Out-of-patience investors sell of Amazon stock

...a long-term story."What they want are answers. Particularly when there's now another e-commerce powerhouse to invest in: Chinese e-commerce player Alibaba, which went public in September."Frankly, we believe it's impossible to...