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How Target is reimagining its stores to compete in the digital world

Target currently gets less than 5 percent of its retail business from digital, however, CEO Brian Cornell is looking to change that.

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Amazon brings Alexa to its main iOS app to help iPhone users shop and track orders

Siri who? iPhone users can now ask Alexa to track a package or play a Prime video.

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5 top challenges to digital transformation in the enterprise

Large enterprises born before the digital age often face significant hurdles when it comes to enacting the kinds of changes that are necessary in order to make the digital leap. Here are the top five challenges they tend to face when...

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12 ways bad web design can hurt your online business

Experts in web design and SEO discuss some of the most common – and problematic – mistakes businesses make when creating web or ecommerce sites and what they can do to avoid them.

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Shopify takes aim at Wix and WordPress for top dog in the ecommerce space

These ecommerce platforms are quietly fighting a war for the top spot amongst business owners.

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HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone gets a job with Mobile Retail and Mobile Scanning Solutions

HP hopes its Elite x3 Windows phone will become essential equipment if it learns how to read barcodes in retail, medical and other vertical industries.

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Google Home can now buy stuff for you on command

Now you can ask Google Home to order things from Walgreen's, Costco, or Toys R Us through Google Express.

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9 simple ways to raise capital for your ecommerce startup

Entrepreneurs and investors share their tips on how to get cash to fund a new business.

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How to use social media to boost your ecommerce sales

Social media is an essential marketing tool for any business owner, but only if it's used properly.

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6 simple ways to show customers love this Valentine’s Day

Small business owners and marketing pros share their tips regarding what ecommerce businesses can do this Feb. 14 to show their customers they care.

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Small business owners: From victims of fraud to victors over cyberattacks

Small business owners operate in an online world of opportunities — and threats.

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Is the call center era over?

For a variety of reasons call centers are no longer the right way to engage customers: Online ordering is everywhere. Millennials prefer texting and messaging. Virtual agents and bots are quickly gaining traction. These kinds of...

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How to find the right payment service for your ecommerce business

Ecommerce and digital payment pros discuss what business owners should know before choosing an online payment solution.

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6 ecommerce categories that will take off in 2017

Ecommerce experts predict which retail categories will be hot in the new year.

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Fraud for online holiday sales spikes by 31%

Fraud attempts on digital retail sales jumped 31% from Thanksgiving to Dec. 31 over the previous year, according to a survey of purchasing data from ACI Worldwide.

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Crate and Barrel works to balance online and offline sales

Even as more people shop online, Crate and Barrel says it's not ready to give up on brick-and-mortar stores.

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How brick-and-mortar stores can beat the likes of Amazon

Online companies like Amazon that can analyze buyer behavior have a major advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers. However, artificial intelligence platforms tied to in-store sensors could eventually even the playing field.

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Amazon commits to hiring 100,000 U.S. workers

While many of the jobs will be in warehouses, Amazon said the company will be looking for engineers and software developers in such areas as cloud computing and machine learning.

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