Groupon is planning a network of North American warehouses for its physical goods business. Goods is actually doing well, and CEO Eric Lefkofsky said that bringing shipping in house will improve the company’s margins.
Guest Post Michael Hart is VP of Logistics at start-up Deliv.
If you put down a 10 percent payment this Saturday, Walmart will hold a console for you on launch day.
Supermarkets like Asda, the second-biggest chain in the U.K., reach a lot of people. This is what happens when it stops selling a console.
Targeting the back-to-school shopping rush, Google announced today that its Chromebook computers will soon come to even more major retail stores.
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced today that it would be acquiring Inkiru, a small startup that uses data analysis to improve e-commerce.
RichRelevance announced today that it has acquired Avail, Europe’s largest provider of online merchandising platforms, for an undisclosed sum.
Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. There were only two problems: I didn’t buy them, and they weren’t being shipped to my house. I’d been hacked.
After robbers stole broke into Walmart’s video service Vudu’s offices in March, the company reset customer passwords today.
Wal-Mart experiments with a new crowdsourced delivery system where Walmart in-store customers deliver to online shoppers.
Game retailers abide by the ESRB ratings when selling to minors nearly twice as often as theaters do when selling R-rated movie tickets.
You wasted a good chunk of that $50 billion on advertising that didn’t convert, didn’t show ROI, and wasn’t intelligently conceived. Ideagility CEO Ron McDaniel wants to change that.
It’s been an interesting day. Apple reported record revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly profit of $13.1 billion, then saw its share price drop 10 percent.
Walmart yesterday announced that it would become the latest company to start offering a prepaid cell phone service for Apple’s iPhone 4 & 5.
Target is trying to put a stop to showrooming, but it needs to try a bit harder.
The discount wars between Walmart and Best Buy continue to rage — and Best Buy is mad as hell
Aviary’s graduating into big-boy territory with a smart new CEO and money-making partnerships.
Walmart has lowered it prices on Apple products — $399 for the 16GB fourth-generation iPad, 16GB iPhone 5 for $127 on contract, and the iPhone 4S for $47 on contract.
Nintendo rolls out 5,000 demo units and provides a handy tool to find a retailer near you that has one for you to try.
Walmart will soon begin selling the awesome Boxee TV set-top box in more than 3,000 stores across the U.S., a move that will help Boxee get in front of lots of new customers this holiday season.
Nintendo will release its newest home console on Nov. 18, and we have the answers to all of your questions about the device.
Looking for a Kindle? Well, you won’t find one in the country’s largest retail store chains anymore.
Attention, shoppers: Walmart is exploring mobile ways to speed up the shopping experience for the 1 billion customers who walk into its stores each month.
Guest Post Last week, Walmart, Target, CVS, Sears, Publix, and 7-Eleven, announced that they had formed a joint venture to develop a mobile payment network. But are these natural competitors really ready for this much sharing?
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Amazon has quietly made its “Universal Wish List” feature even more powerful and aggressive, VentureBeat has learned from developers. But some people are saying it’s too aggressive.
Angry Birds Space, Rovio’s next big game in the phenomenal mobile game series, launches on Thursday with some major promotions from Walmart.
Walmart is giving sales teams a rest with its newest campaign called Get on the Shelf.
That was quick. Just days after its introduction on the U.S. market, Nokia’s least-expensive Windows Phone, the Lumia 710, is being sold for free with a 2-year contract at Walmart stores.
The group responsible for bringing multinational retail corporation Wal-Mart into the era of mobile and social commerce has just expanded. WalmartLabs, the retail giant’s eight month-old social and mobile product incubator, has acquired Small Society to help improve customers’ mobile experiences, the group announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Gaikai, the game streaming company, has kept a low profile recently, but a quick survey of the web shows that the company has scored some big deals with online retailers. Among those that have quietly adopted Gaikai are BestBuy.com, YouTube, Capcom and Ubisoft in its online UbiShop, VentureBeat has learned.
This holiday shopping season produced winners and losers for retailers, the entertainment industry and restaurants. Some companies — including Amazon and Walmart — recorded high sales numbers and increased customer satisfaction. Others didn’t fare as well.