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E-Commerce Sales

eBay’s U.S. sales grow 12% in Q2

World Cup kicks up U.S. soccer-related online shopping 280%

A Chinese e-commerce startup ventures into Africa


Top 500 U.S. E-Retailers

Q1 web sales drop 1% for PetMed Express

Amazon ups the e-book ante with its Kindle Unlimited subscription offer

An e-commerce veteran buys two online shoe sellers


Second 500 U.S. E-Retailers

Small e-retailers gain in many areas of online marketing

How one Second 500 e-retailer handles Amazon and Google

It isn’t easy being small


Web-Only Merchants

Web retailer Birchbox opens its first bricks-and-mortar store

The U.S. is the top market for Chinese companies selling on eBay

HSN names a new president


Retail Chains

Kroger adds Vitacost.com to its shopping cart for $280 million

Belk will invest another $47 million in its South Carolina distribution center

Target fills e-commerce and IT posts


Consumer-Brand Manufacturers

Samsonite packs a two-pronged e-commerce strategy for China

Designer brand Stuart Weitzman hires a global e-commerce chief

When manufacturers sell directly to consumers online, retailers benefit



School Specialty web sales get high marks for fiscal 2014

Lands’ End books $276 million in Q1 direct sales

PetMed Express web sales grow 5.1% for the year


Top 500 European E-Retailers

U.K. grocer Morrisons sends Kiddicare.com packing

A U.K. e-retailer gets an education in selling online in China

Sainsbury’s rolls out major e-commerce upgrades


Top 500 Chinese E-Retailers

ExxonMobil reports fake products on a Chinese online marketplace

A Western online marketing firm sets up shop in China

Alibaba inks a deal with Lionsgate for a subscription video streaming service


Top 500 Asian E-Retailers

China web giant Tencent invests $736 million in 58.com

A new way for Japanese brands to sell online in China

Two of India’s largest web-only retailers merge


Top 500 Latin American E-Retailers

Amazon shows the big opportunity in Latin America e-commerce

Traetelo.com gets Western brands into Latin American hands

Mexico-based online retailer Linio raises $79 million


E-Commerce Leaders

Wal-Mart hires a Vudu practitioner

It isn’t easy being small

Salaries for I.T. pros barely increase over the past 12 months


Top 400 Europe

Computer products retailer Geeks.com yanks the cord on e-commerce sales

Revenue climbs 20% in the first half of the year at e-commerce operator Yoox Group

The European e-commerce sun also rises for U.S. web merchants



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