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Chico's FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women's apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago. Here's a look at this weeks' news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world... and more.
bebe stores, inc. has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Longgoal LLC, a Shanghai-based agency of international high-end brands. The agreement includes a five-year exclusive license to open between 60 and 150 retail and wholesale bebe points of distribution in Greater China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The first boutique is expected to open in the summer of 2016.
International airfreight comparison site ParcelHero, an ecommerce fulfilment specialist, says Jet.com will be a game-changer in the industry, thanks to its unique cost saving approach to logistics.
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bebe stores, inc. has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Longgoal LLC, a..
Week in Review: Chico's Plans to Sell Boston Proper Chico's FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper,..
How Blue Nile Grew its Chinese Ecommerce Sales 59% Blue Nile's second quarter sales were up 7%, and president and CEO Harvey Kanter said that..
Sycamore Partners Buys Belk Belk, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby..
Visa Checkout Expands Global Availability to Merchants Visa Inc. announced continued global success of Visa Checkout, the online check out service..
Target Corp. Sees Q2 Gains, Plans Supply Chain Readjustments While reporting a strong Q2 with revenue and income gains and higher guidance, Target Corp. said..
Staples Sees an Increase in Sales in Q2 For Staples.com, sales were up 1% and the company achieved stable profitability over the..
Lands' End Captures Brand Spirit with New Fall Campaign Lands' End launches new fall catalog strategy in an effort to capture the brand spirit. See..
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Oracle to Acquire Maxymiser Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Maxymiser, see what this will mean..
DirectBuy, the buying club that provides members with exclusive access to over a million..
In Through The (Direct-to-Customer) Outlet Door When manufacturers have inventory to move, many are tempted to liquidate it – which may be..
Why Jet.com is an Ecommerce Game-Changer International airfreight comparison site ParcelHero, an ecommerce fulfilment specialist,..
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What Role Does Pricing Strategy Play in Establishing Brand Trust? Trust is an important factor in achieving commercial success for retailers, particularly in..
Some Quick Distribution Center Fixes Before the Holiday Season Even though fall is just about upon us, there is still a window of opportunity to make sure..
Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials In a week heavy with retail financials from major companies, there were some clear winners..
ArtistBe.com Sees Success with Website Redesign ArtistBe.com, an online artist community showcasing original art of both established and..
Target Aims at Being a Digital Leader Target is making active plans to become a leader in digital as it moves forward to the rest of..
Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position While cargo is flowing back to West coast ports after labor issues were settled, it's growing..
Online and multichannel retailers have seen great growth in digital KPIs since 2014...
The Growth of Mobile Shopping Consumers are using mobile devices to do their shopping as more and more people are on the go...
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The App Revolution for In-Store Retail Technology has come a long way especially in retail. It has not only evolved, but it has...
Does Your Website Need to Go On a Diet? Websites are getting fatter and the extra weight could impact your business. See what factors...
How App Commerce Is Evolving Mobile apps are evolving in a big way. In the U.S. 50% of the top retailers offer a...
How Consumers are Shopping for Back-to-School Back-to-school is practically here and shoppers are gearing up for the best deals and places to...
5 Problems Chopping Your Conversion Numbers More than 80% of abandoning visitors never return to the website, so what is killing...
Most Merchants Say Their Sites are Set Up for Cross-Border Consumers Three out of five retailers say their ecommerce sites are ready to serve the needs of...
The 2015 Video Marketing Cheat Sheet With 7 billion videos watched on Facebook and YouTube each year, the message is clear that...
Mastering the Art of Selling Cross-Border There are several ways to sell cross-border. In this infographic by PayPal, several of its...
The notion of consumerization of B2B ecommerce comes up a lot because B2B customers are..
The Federal Purchase Card: Still a Viable Procurement Method for B2B Over the past decade we have seen a shift, and those companies not carrying any government..
European Engineers Embrace Digi-Key for Online Component Sales Digi-Key, a full-service provider of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in..
GENCO Marketplace Launches Redesigned Website GENCO Marketplace, America's largest wholesaler of retailer returns, has made major improvements..
11 Steps to a Successful B2B Email Marketing Campaign Balancing the logistics and creativity required for effective B2B email marketing is both a..
Localized Sales Help Fuel Digi-Key's 2014 European Sales Growth Digi-Key attributes this 26% sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales..
B2B Sees Faster Online Sales Growth than B2C B2B ecommerce has grown at a faster sales pace than B2C, according to Epsilon's 2014..
Why Manufacturers Can No Longer Afford to Wait to Sell Direct to Customer Despite the selling advantages and business opportunities associated with going direct,..
How an Ecommerce Presence Helped Tacoma Screw Grow An ecommerce presence has given Tacoma Screw a dive into a bigger market than it had. It once had..
INFOGRAPHIC: The B2B Ecommerce Evolution Make no mistake; the B2B ecommerce software market is even bigger than its more famous sibling,..
Grainger Reports Record 1Q Results Sales of $2.4 billion increased 5% vs. $2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013 for the..
U.S.-based ecommerce merchants have to figure out how to take this very small part of its..
Achieving Omnichannel Visibility in the Supply Chain Bala Ganesh, Director of Retail Marketing at UPS, talks candidly about how..
Meeting Your Customer's Expectations This Holiday Season Are you ready what your customers are expecting for holiday 2015? In this video, Ian..
Going Mobile to Capture the Impulse Buyer Today's impulse buyers are armed with smartphones. And if your ecommerce site is..
Growing your Global Presence Means Going with the Business Flow Global consumer products manufacturer Newell Rubbermaid grows its global ecommerce presence..
Why Retailers are Slow to Go Omnichannel Retailers throw out the term omnichannel like every merchant is offering their customers the..
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Jet.com is Ready for Takeoff Jet.com is set to launch taking on ecommerce giants like Amazon and Walmart. See what the..
How Moosejaw Captures and Captivates the Impulse Buyer One of the biggest reasons Moosejaw customers were abandoning carts was because the merchant..
What Should You Consider When You Want to Sell Cross-Border? The time for selling globally is now. But what should you consider when you want to..
Mobile Drives Ecommerce Spending Ross Kramer, CEO of Listrak told Multichannel Merchant during IRCE 2015 that consumers are..
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