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Harry & David a Good Fit for 1-800-Flowers  Sep 03, 2014 10:37 AM By Daniela Forte

Industry experts said they were in favor of 1-800-Flowers acquiring specialty gift retailer Harry & David. 1-800-Flowers acquired Harry & David for $142.5 million.

1-800-Flowers Acquires Harry & David  Sep 02, 2014 5:34 PM By Daniela Forte

Online floral retailer 1-800-Flowers announced it has acquired specialty gift retailer Harry & David Holdings Inc. for $142.5 million, according to a press release.

Assessing the Challenges of Going Global  Aug 28, 2014 9:51 AM By Daniela Forte

It will be scary, it will be difficult, but going global with your business is definitely an opportunity that retailers should be considering.

Why Customers Still Shop Offline  Aug 27, 2014 4:01 PM By Daniela Forte

While online retail has seen rapid growth, an overwhelming majority of U.S. retail sales take place offline (92%) according to Forrester Research. A survey done by Ripen eCommerce took a look at why consumers would most likely make the purchase in-store vs. online.

Best Buy Sees Online Spike in Second Quarter  Aug 27, 2014 12:06 PM By Daniela Forte

While Best Buy saw its domestic revenue decline by 2.4%, its online revenue increased by 22% or $581 million in the second quarter, the company said in a press release.

Is your ecommerce site Labor Day ready?  Aug 26, 2014 2:36 PM By Daniela Forte

It is hard to believe the summer is nearly over and Labor Day is just days away. Retailers know that this time of the year is a unique opportunity for sales, according to this infographic by Nextopia. Here is a look what consumers are buying this Labor Day.

Catalogs Adapt to the New Omnichannel World  Aug 26, 2014 11:04 AM By Daniela Forte

Catalogs are alive and well for retailers in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors today. While catalogs may no longer be thought of as a selling channel, they are still considered an excellent marketing tool.

Amazon Plans New Online Advertising Program  Aug 25, 2014 3:53 PM By Daniela Forte

Amazon plans to develop its own software that will enable companies to place targeted online ads that tap the power of Amazon’s vast store of buyer data, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Jewelry, Apparel Drive July Boost in Online Sales  Aug 25, 2014 11:01 AM By Daniela Forte

Jewelry led the way with online sales up 18%, followed by clothing accessories at 17% and packaged goods at 16%. Books and magazines saw 7% growth in July.

Simplifying Global Ecommerce with Service Partners  Aug 21, 2014 10:52 AM By Daniela Forte

When it comes to going global with your business, retailers will find that there are several “moving parts” to the entire process as it relates to delivering international orders. This is why retailers may want to consider working with a service partner to make the global transition an easy one.

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