Macy's is bullish on e-commerce. Online sales for the department store chain grew more than 30% in 2010, and it's investing heavily in infrastructure upgrades, such as e-commerce product fulfillment centers, to accelerate its transformation into an "omnichannel" retail company.
In the latest of many recent successful Chinese IPOs, E-Commerce China Dangdang -- often called the Amazon of China -- saw its shares soar in its New York Stock Exchange debut Wednesday.
Where do you find what's hard to find? With the holidays around the corner, finding that great item becomes all the more urgent. So, with Zhu Zhu Pets on the brain -- my 5-year-old girl really wannnnnnntttsss them for Christmas -- I set out to put some of my best-tested methods up for a comparison.