E-commerce players with intimate knowledge of Amazon think Marc Lore may have the time, money, and business model to keep the new marketplace aloft.
Nearly a third of women in an online shopping community said they used Amazon's one-day sale to begin their Christmas shopping.
Online sales were 97% of what they did on the first big Christmas shopping day, and 60% of Cyber Monday's.
Not all social mentions were kind to Amazon, but mentions were up 50% and sales increased 80%. Most of all, Jeff Bezos and company got the jump on the competition.
Walmart joins the party and thousands of retailers look to bask in the glow of Amazon's big event.
Buy buttons blooming on Instagram and Pinterest will have an immediate impact on purchase volume, says a British researcher.
But it may turn out to be a seminal event in e-commerce promotion and loyalty club recruitment.
More than a quarter of millennials have faked their birthdays when signing up for a newsletter to get a discount.
The remote sales tax bill introduced this week by Rep. Jason Chaffetz would handicap Web retailers and catalogers, says an industry coalition.
More data, more tools, and more opportunity for marketers in retail. Here's a quick breakdown of eTail's latest report on digital marketing trends.