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Amazon 4-star opened in New York City on Thursday.

Amazon’s new store is its latest huge bet in defiance of the retail apocalypse

As many stores shrink, Amazon is growing its physical footprint ever larger with stores like Amazon 4-star. 4-star only stocks items that customers have rated four stars or above, on average.
Etsy's 200,000-square-foot headquarters in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Hear how Etsy CEO Josh Silverman plans to transform the global e-commerce marketplace at IGNITION 2018

Josh Silverman, who was appointed CEO of Etsy in May 2017, will be on the IGNITION stage discussing how the company is transforming the global e-commerce marketplace.
Amazon is making changes to its teams behind the scenes.

Furious customers are accusing Amazon of raising the price of water ahead of Hurricane Florence, but the truth is more complicated

Supplies of cases of water both in-store and online are getting low, and lower-priced options are selling out fast. Unless a product is being sold by Amazon, the company does not set the prices itself. Still, many customers don't make the distinction between Amazon and its third-party sellers.
Walmart has built a giant vending machine that dispenses online grocery orders in Sherman, Texas.

Walmart built a new vending machine that retrieves groceries within seconds

Walmart tested its first automated grocery kiosk in Oklahoma last year. A new version in Sherman, Texas, is bigger and can serve more customers at once.
J.Crew's Mercantile line is now for sale on Amazon.

J.Crew is the latest retailer to start selling on Amazon after saying it wouldn’t

J.Crew Mercantile is the company's value-oriented label, which was initially offered as a line at its factory stores and later rolled out into its own stores in 2015. It offers a mix of clothing from women's T-shirts costing $12.50 to men's shirts costing $45.

If you buy clothes online, you’re likely to do these three things, say researchers

It’s true – just browsing makes people want to buy.

The clever tricks Target uses to get you to keep spending money

Target is known for its addictive shopping experience, with customers coming in for one item but leaving having bought 100 more. But how does it convince you to spend so much money?
Alex Adelman, founder of Lolli.

This startup is giving away free bitcoin when you make online purchases — Here’s how to get in on it

The bank of bitcoin has been missing lollipops for far too long, says Lolli founder Alex Adelman. Here's how to download the startup's browser extension to get bitcoin back when shopping.
My assortment of Brandless products.

Brandless, the online store that sells everything for $3, just got $240 million to take on Amazon. Here’s what it’s like to use.

Brandless sells everything for $3 — but that isn't always great deal. It just announced it had raised $240 million in a Series C funding round led by Softbank, with the goal of becoming a bigger player in the online-shopping realm.

Amazon is making it harder and harder to quit Prime

Amazon keeps introducing more services to Prime as it continues to add value to the membership, and Prime Day is just the latest example. CEO Jeff Bezos recently revealed that there were more than 100 million paying Prime members worldwide.