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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/beacons-pop-stores-ahead-h
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/these-retailers-could-use-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-01/amazons-new-robot-army-rea
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-11-15/novice-crafters-can-find-how-guides
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/black-friday-shopping-craz
Sales / Marketing / Account Manager Job in Augusta, Georgia US

...card processing (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), check systems, gift cards, wireless solutions, e-commerce solutions and cash advance programs. In addition, we offer social media solutions for businesses to connect...

http://jobview.monster.com/Sales-Account-Executive-Job-Augusta-GA-US-120418275.a
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-28/augusta-are
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-14/wal-mart-cuts-prof
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/19/tec_307850.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-07/early-holid