Offering less inventory—a practice that goes against years of steadily expanded assortments of sizes and styles—is in many cases a necessity, not a choice. Even before the pandemic, supply chains were shifting due to the tariff war between the U.S. and China. Now, the global pandemic adds another layer of complexity as new manufacturing centers such as Bangladesh and parts of Central America become virus hot spots as well.
Raises will go to workers at Amazon’s warehouses, delivery centers and Whole Foods grocery stores, all of whom make at least $15 an hour.
In-store sales slipped, but sales by people who bought things online and then headed to the store to pick them up surged 43.2% on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics.
Indianapolis orthodontist Jeff Biggs has been putting smiles on people’s faces for two decades. Now he’s hoping to put smiles on the faces of orthodontists themselves with a new one-stop online marketplace to launch early next month.
Retailers aim to reduce costs while making it easier for shoppers to return online items. The average return rate for online transactions is 25% compared with 8% for store purchases, according to Forrester Research
The Indianapolis-based shopping mall giant announced Wednesday morning that it is partnering with Rue Gilt Groupe to create an online site that will allow users to shop for more than 300,000 products from at least 2,000 designers.
Kittle’s Furniture has provided seed funding to accelerate retail startup ParkerGwen.com’s growth, the companies announced Monday.
Kohl’s has been testing Amazon returns at 100 stores for nearly two years and sees the service as a way to get people in its doors and potentially buy something while they’re there.
Randy Stocklin, who founded the company with his wife, Angie Stocklin, will remain with the company.
The rise of e-commerce, technology and big data has brought big changes to the retail industry—and big opportunities for Carmel-based software and consulting company enVista LLC.
The online retailer upped its minimum wage to $15 and raised other warehouse wages by $1 per hour, but employees learned Wednesday that there’s a tradeoff.
Jonathan Partlow is founder of Fishers-based ag-tech company Aggressively Organic, a company focused on ending food insecurity by innovating agricultural practices.
Most of the company’s current business focus—and the majority of its revenue—comes from readers.
From 2015 to 2017, revenue at the ecommerce firm jumped from less than $4 million to almost $16 million. CEO Josh Owens discusses mistakes made, lessons learned and strategies that panned out.
The company’s troubles have affected toy makers Mattel and Hasbro, which are big suppliers to the chain. But the likely liquidation will have a more significant impact on smaller toy makers that rely more on the chain for sales.
The mayor also told IBJ that the city is “prepared to look at anything and everything” that would help it secure Amazon’s planned second U.S. headquarters—as long as any action is fiscally prudent.