Eva Wang and Sam Tian quit their jobs to make a go of it selling on Alibaba's Taobao livestreaming service.
We followed three small business retailers throughout the holiday shopping season. Here's the final word on how it went.
There are fewer seasonal retail jobs, but hiring in warehousing and transportation have picked up the slack.
One professor suggests kids are missing out on the "experiential dimension" of the start of a new school year.
Gains by online merchants often come at the expense of brick-and-mortar stores.
Amazon opened as an online bookstore. But chief executive Jeff Bezos always wanted to sell more than books.
For online retailers, urban warehouses are the key to same-day delivery.
Booming e-commerce, robust toy sales, and grocery pick-up and delivery powered the retailer to one of its strongest quarters in years.
A decade later, everything is still on sale.
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