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The Top 500 Guide

Online retailing weathered the storm in 2008 and finished as the only growth driver for the retail industry.

By Mark Brohan Post a comment
Stars of e-retailing

These retailers found ways to shine online, despite the tough economy. Here are profiles of the fastest-growing web-only merchant, retail chain, manufacturer and cataloger—plus a handful of other retailers that registered strong online growth.

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The Internet Retailer Survey: Positive Thinking

A majority of web retailers say their sales increased in the first months of 2009, and even more expect to be ahead in sales by year’s end.

By Bill Siwicki Post a comment
Cold Cash

Raising money is tough these days for web retailers and e-commerce vendors. An industry shakeout could be in the offing.

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What Obama means for e-commerce

The first BlackBerry-wielding president is likely to have a bigger impact on Internet retailing than his predecessor. Here’s how.

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Rewriting the playbook

Retailers can still score with loyal customers by mailing catalogs. But online marketing is the name of the game when it comes to new customer acquisition.

By Mary Wagner Leave a comment
Finding the right tech mate

There’s no alternative but to sweat the details for online retailers searching for e-commerce technology partners.

By Paul Demery Leave a comment
Hometown heroes

More regional retail chains are selling online, often with the personal touch that’s kept many of them in business for generations.

By Don Davis Leave a comment
Top 500 e-retailers take a bigger bite of the pie

The real stunner is what the Guide reveals about the sales of the rest of the e-retailers in the U.S.—those who fell short of membership in the elite 500 club. While the Top 500 continued growing at double-digit rates, e-retailers ranked below the top 500 experienced a 6% decline in their web sales.

By Jack Love Leave a comment
Most retailers are counting on the web for growth in 2009, with sales expected to rise 11%

It’s not the breakneck speed of past years, but U.S. online retail sales, including event and movie tickets, will climb at a rate of about 11% this year to $156.1 billion, up from $141.3 billion in 2008, according to “State of Retailing Online 2009: Marketing Report.”

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A tale of two bankruptcies: Systemax nabs CircuitCity.com; Linens ‘N’ Things re-emerges

CircuitCity.com is now owned by retail company Systemax Inc., and home furnishings brand Linens ‘N’ Things has re-emerged online at LNT.com as a property owned by Gordon Brothers Brands LLC and Hilco Consumer Capital L.P.

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Macy’s prioritizes the Internet as it slows plans for store growth

Macy’s Inc. may still be best known for its stores, but it may be awhile before additional stores join the chain. For now, the future is online, says CEO Terry Lundgren.

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Moosejaw Mountaineering doubles up on its mobile commerce sites

There are only around three dozen m-commerce sites in existence today, and Moosejaw Mountaineering now has two of them. The latest one is aimed at consumers carrying iPhones and similar computer-like smartphones.

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Once a leading New York area retailer, Fortunoff prepares for its final sale

The venerable home furnishings and jewelry chain faces an auction of its assets, including the Fortunoff.com domain name.

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Getting googled takes on new meaning for e-retailers when Google falters

A networking glitch in May impacted site performance for many online retailers that use Google Analytics and other Google applications, according to web site performance measurement company Gomez.

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Search Within

Before assessing search vendors’ offers, e-retailers should first know what they need.

By Katie Deatsch Leave a comment
The Mobile Man

The e-commerce director is a fixture in retail organization charts. But Sears is among the first to have an m-commerce chief.

By Bill Siwicki Leave a comment

/ Marketing

New Two

The latest Web 2.0 technologies deepen interactivity and provide more ways for consumers to shop together online.

By Bill Siwicki Leave a comment
Hip-Hop Shop

Hip apparel retailer Karmaloop negotiates a tricky challenge: how to stay cool while growing up.

By Mary Wagner Leave a comment
The Big Send-Off

To fulfill through an outsourcing partner, first pick and pack the right criteria.

By Paul Demery Leave a comment
Take My API—Please

By opening up access to product and pricing data, retailers can spread their presence across the web.

By Paul Demery Leave a comment
Creative Climbing

Online retailers are learning how to move up in blended search results that can include blogs, videos and news, as well as traditional web sites.

By Katie Deatsch Leave a comment
An Ounce of Prevention

Cutting off bad addresses at the source is saving retailers money, and reducing customer dissatisfaction

By Kurt Peters Leave a comment
Satisfying Customers

Larry Freed, CEO of ForeSee Results, explains why consumers are less satisfied with Top 100 retailers—and what the retailers can do about it.

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Wooing the wary web shopper

Online consumers are more likely than ever to shop around for the best deals. E-retailers are responding with new marketing techniques, according to a survey by research and advisory firm The E-tailing Group.

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