E-commerce articles

PetSmart acquires Chewy.com for $3.35 billion

Walmart can no longer lay claim to the largest e-commerce acquisition ever as that distinction now belongs to PetSmart. On Tuesday, the pet supplies specialist announced intentions to purchase online pet food and products retailer Chewy.com.

Amazon is quietly expanding its retail presence

Amazon is planning to launch dozens of pop-up stores in shopping malls across the US over the coming year according to a source familiar with the matter as reported by Business Insider.

QVC is buying e-commerce site Zulily for $2.4 billion

Liberty Interactive, parent company of television shopping specialist QVC, has agreed to acquire e-commerce company Zulily for $2.4 billion, or $18.75 per share. That price represents a 49 percent premium over the $12.57 shares were trading at last Friday.

Amazon's same-day delivery service is now free with Prime

Amazon’s same-day delivery service is now included free of charge for Prime members. There are, however, a couple of limitations that you’ll certainly want to make note of – especially if you’re considering joining Prime specifically for same-day delivery. …

Etsy pops in IPO debut despite not yet turning a profit

Popular peer-2-peer e-commerce site Etsy finished its initial public offering on a high note. The company priced its IPO at $16 overnight (the upper end of its expected $14 to $16 range) with shares debuting at $31 on the Nasdaq Thursday morning.