Amazon is not the only internet giant that has dealt a severe blow to brick-and-mortar retailing. Another Internet retailer, Wayfair, Inc., has also thrust a sword into conventional retailing. Like Amazon, which began simply as a book retailer, Wayfair has also evolved from an early e-commerce start-up concept into a behemoth. The Wayfair story began…

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My wife’s favorite holiday is Halloween. As such, we were in the market for a life-sized skeleton for the house. We also recently became Costco members, so that seemed the natural place to get some discount decorations. We purchased some (I mean a lot) of Halloween candy there, but didn’t pull the trigger on Costco’s…

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The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy

Having value-creating channel partners is much better than the alternative. But even good partnerships carry risk. In the channel, one of those risks is that the partner becomes more powerful than the supplier.

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Entrepreneurs are generally entering a business landscape with less information, less skills, less resources than an established business. In fact, one should wonder how any entrepreneur can succeed against large, entrenched corporations they’re forced to share the market with.

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“Yesterday Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy announced the launch of Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain according to Zdnet. He acknowledged that clients want more than just a database when using blockchain technology.” News BTC   E-commerce giants must keep up with evolving, technological trends Their livelihood lives and dies…

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“The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 137.9 in October from 135.3 in September. Both readings are the highest since September 2000,” NBC News   What might have sparked this jump over an 18 year span? How could ecommerce play into this, and has the burden of shopping in public…

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Home Page Text Tailoring price according to willingness to pay is theoretically sound but culturally still questionable. It’s important to determine how your customers will react to such variable pricing when deciding whether to have price variance, and by what characteristics.

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“After a four-year, high profile competition, rocket maker United Launch Alliance announced Thursday that it has selected the BE-4 rocket engine manufactured by Blue Origin to power its new Vulcan Centaur rocket. The new space company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos defeated the most storied rocket engine manufacturer in the United States, Aerojet Rocketdyne, which…

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“Target Corp. said same-store sales rose at the fastest rate in more than a decade, buoyed by efforts to improve its stores and e-commerce capabilities as well as by a booming economy that has helped lift sales across the retail industry,” The Wall Street Journal A company staving off e-commerce threats, gives hope! Have they…

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