Tagged: amazon

Wal-Mart Tests In-Store Lockers for Online Orders

by Associated Press 3/26/2013 3:37 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Tuesday that it's going to set up lockers in about a dozen stores so that shoppers who order on its website can pick up their items without having to wait in a checkout line.

Wired: Amazon Growth Looks Like Wal-Mart Back in the Day

by Mark Carter 2/1/2013 9:27 am

Amazon's sales in the fourth quarter of last year were more than it made in all of 2008. Wired suggests Amazon's current growth curve resembles that of Wal-Mart in the '90s.

Fast Company Goes Inside Wal-Mart's E-commerce Strategy

by Lance Turner 11/26/2012 11:04 am

Tech writer Farhad Manjoo takes a look at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s growing e-commerce arm and how the world's largest retailer plans to improve online sales by leveraging social media, mobile and other tools.

Cyber Monday Likely to be Busiest Online Sales Day

by Associated Press 11/25/2012 11:47 am

Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed a spike in online sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving, is the next in a line of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season.

Black Friday Creeps Into Thursday

by Associated Press 11/23/2012 9:05 am

The nation's shoppers put the turkey down to take advantage of an early start to the holiday shopping season at stores including Wal-Mart and Target.

How Wal-Mart, Other Stores Are Trying to Make Holiday Shopping Cheap, Easy

by Associated Press 11/22/2012 9:16 am

Retailers from Wal-Mart to Macy's are doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend during the holidays. Several are opening on Thanksgiving Day. Some are offering free layaway and shipping. Many are matching in-store prices with cheaper online deals.

Report: 'Showrooming' Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases

by Lance Turner 11/20/2012 7:18 am

The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights.

Wal-Mart Waits While Other Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Match Online Prices

by Lance Turner 10/18/2012 12:57 pm

This holiday season, Best Buy and Target Corp. plan to price-match their rivals, including online competitors like Amazon. But Wal-Mart Stores Inc. still hasn't decided what it will do.

See Laura Bush Live in Blytheville in May As She Promotes Her Autobiography, 'Spoken From the Heart'

by Lance Turner 3/30/2010 3:30 pm

Former first lady Laura Bush is scheduled to speak in Blytheville in May, part of a nine-city tour for her new autobiography, "Spoken From the Heart." Tickets start at $10.

Boomville: Fire Up Your Kindle, Your Skiff, Your Alex and Your Whatever — and Read!

by Boom Staff 2/1/2010 12:00 am

Amazon’s Kindle was the most gifted item for Christmas 2009. The e-book outsold real books. Because of the popularity of Kindle and Kindle 2, everybody wants to get in the game.