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From Casper to Glossier, these 12 new brands transformed the world of retail in the last decade

The future of retail is here, and it's direct-to-consumer brands built for an era that's more digital, sustainable, and socially conscious than ever.
Chinese retailer Alibaba says it made more than $38.3 billion in sales this Singles Day.

Chaotic photos show what it looks like when Alibaba sells $38 billion worth of merchandise on China’s biggest shopping holiday and breaks record...

Alibaba saw more than $38 billion in sales on Singles' Day, and photos are already showing the chaos that goes into China’s biggest shopping holiday.

An expert explains why spending more on cybersecurity isn’t the best way to protect your business

It's crucial for companies to protect against cyberattacks, especially as e-commerce ramps up for the holidays.
Taylor Swift performs on the stage during the opening gala of 2019 Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival on November 10, 2019 in Shanghai, China.

Alibaba has raked in $35.8 billion and counting in Singles Day sales, crushing last year’s results

Alibaba hit $12 billion in sales in the first hour of its annual shopping extravaganza on November 11.

A New Zealand man accidentally bought 1,000 chickens online for $0.96

Steve Morrow was initially only looking to buy "a couple more" hens for his bed and breakfast but accidentally won an online auction for 1,000 birds.
Online shopping expectation vs. reality.

I ordered clothes from those cheap online stores, and I’m not sold

As an avid brick-and-mortar shopper, my eyes were opened when I tried an $8 formal dress, a $4 blouse, and other clothes for less than $10.

E-commerce spend in SEA will grow from US$31 billion to US$120 billion by 2025: Facebook and Bain & Company study

By 2025, projected annual spend for online shopping in South-east Asia is expected to hit US$120 billion, Facebook and Bain & Company said.

Here’s why one Wall Street firm thinks Etsy will be able to keep Amazon off its turf

"Etsy has proven that the large conglomerate platforms don't always win, especially when the category is anything but a commodity," Nomura wrote.

Amazon is partnering with Western Union to let its US customers pay for online orders with cash

Amazon is rolling out a new program called PayCode that will give its customers in the US the option to pay with cash.