November 11, 2015

The Big Fat Singles Day 2015 Pseudo Live Blog

EDITOR’S NOTE: Singles Day 2015 is here, and I was not awake around the clock… so while this is a running blog about Singles Day 2015, and is somewhat in chronological order, I can only say I am pseudo-live blogging the 11.11 Global …


In Blog, Must Reads

Toys R Us, Babies R Us, free shipping, ecommerce, holiday shopping, peak holiday season, 2015 holiday shopping, omnichannel retail, buy online pickup in store

September 9, 2015

Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19

Firing the first salvo in the shipping wars ahead of the holiday shopping season, Toys R Us announced today it is lowering its free shipping threshold by more than half, from $49 to $19 for both its Toys R Us and Babies …


In Blog, Ecommerce


October 30, 2015

Week In Review: REI Says No to Black Friday

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, outdoor clothing and equipment retailer REI wants its customers to #OptOutside. The retailer, who has been vocal in the past about stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving, will keep its “closed” sign in its …


In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce


October 16, 2015

Week in Review: And the Rate Increases are Rolling In

The major package carriers’ general rate increases for 2016 are rolling in… just in time for the holidays!

UPS’s general rate increase will average between 4.9% and 5.2%, depending on the product and service. UPS’s rate increases will go into effect on Dec. 28. …


In Ecommerce, Executive


October 13, 2015

How to Optimize Localized Websites for New International Markets

More and more companies are increasing their growth, and revenue, by expanding into global markets. And the savviest businesses understand that the Internet is the fastest and most cost-effective way to reach these new customers.

Creating online experiences for these …


In Ecommerce, Global

USPS, U.S. Postal Service, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, returns, shipping strategy, omnichannel, omnichannel best practices, free shipping, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Priority Mail, free two-day shipping, return labels, return shipping labels

October 8, 2015

3 Ways to Keep Your Ecommerce Customers

For many ecommerce companies, their website is the primary sales channel, means of customer communication and marketing vehicle. In fact, the explosion in the use of mobile devices to access eCommerce sites and complete transactions has launched global eCommerce on …


In Blog, customer experience


June 17, 2015

Toys R Us Opens State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in France

Toys R Us, Inc. has announced the completion of its new distribution center in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry, France to support the company’s rapidly expanding ecommerce business throughout the country and in select sections of Europe.

The 51,000-square-meter (550,000-square-foot) facility will service …


In cross-border, Distribution Center

Megan J. Brennan, Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General, Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahoe, U.S. Postal Service, USPS

February 3, 2015

Brennan Starts Role as New U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General

Megan J. Brennan officially became the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1, succeeding Patrick R. Donahoe, who is retiring after 39 years with the USPS.

Brennan said in a release that she plans to …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment

UPS, United Parcel Service, FedEx, United States Postal Service, USPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, holiday forecast, holiday peak 2014, 2014 holiday, retail, ecommerce

December 15, 2014

Dec. 15 Is Peak Holiday Shipping Volume Day for FedEx, USPS

Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the peak holiday shipping volume day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.

The USPS is …


In Holiday 2014, News


July 30, 2015

Visa and Stripe Partner to Expand Ecommerce Globally

Visa Inc. and Stripe, a mobile and online payment provider, today announced a strategic partnership to support new technologies and online payment experiences for merchants, developers and consumers worldwide. Through this relationship, Stripe will accelerate its international expansion, particularly in …


In Global, News

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