What Happened to Amazon’s Bookstore?

“It’s deceptive advertising,” he said. “Why is Amazon, the champion of consumers, allowing this?” Extraordinary prices for ordinary books have been an Amazon mystery for years, but the backdating of ...

Retail Theft Has Gotten Very Organized

In a congressional hearing last year, Representative Lucy McBath, Democrat of Georgia, seemed to catch Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, off guard by asking him if stolen goods were being sold on Amazon....

Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere

The domestic industry’s woes extend beyond the consumer mask market. In recent months, the medical supply giants that serve the country’s large hospital systems have eagerly resumed buying lower cost...

What Is SSENSE?

MONTREAL — In June, when Rami Atallah, the chief executive of Ssense, learned that the online retailer he founded had received an investment that valued the company at $4.1 billion, he kept his cool....

Luxury’s Gray Market Is Emerging From the Shadows

Imagine you are hunting online for a pair of square-toed slides from Bottega Veneta, one of the most-hyped luxury brands of the moment. A new season pair can cost more than $550 from the brand’s webs...

When the Fires Came, the Store Went Online

This is a preview of the On Tech With Shira Ovide newsletter, which is now reserved for Times subscribers. Sign up to get it in your inbox three times a week. Winthrop Mountain Sports went 40 years w...

How Amazon Won Shopping

This is a preview of the On Tech With Shira Ovide newsletter, which is now reserved for Times subscribers. Sign up to get it in your inbox three times a week. I don’t want to let a milestone pass wit...