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L’Oreal USA Gains Purchasing Power With IBM  May 15, 2013 3:17 PM By Daniela Forte

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today a major three-year agreement with L’Oreal USA for expert procurement services using an advanced cloud analytics solution that will transform the way L’Oreal USA buys from its network of North American suppliers. The new services will enable the company to bring beauty products to consumers more quickly and efficiently.

iPayment Selects ROAM to Deliver Mobile POS Solutions  May 13, 2013 5:43 PM By Daniela Forte

ROAM, an Ingenico company and mobile commerce platform provider, and iPayment, Inc., today announced a new program in which iPayment will use ROAM’s mobile commerce platform to deliver a suite of mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions to its merchants throughout the United States. ROAM will provide iPayment merchants with a complete end-to-end solution, including the […]

Non-store Retail Sales Increase 1.4% in April  May 13, 2013 5:21 PM By Daniela Forte

Non-store retailers’ sales increased 1.4% seasonally-adjusted month-to-month and increased 19.0% unadjusted year-over-year. At the same time, retail sales rebounded in April and increased 0.6% and increased 3.9% unadjusted year-over-year., according to a press release by the National Retail Federation.

The New Paradigms of Retail Analytics  May 13, 2013 4:07 PM By Daniela Forte

Analytics are rapidly transforming and Vinod Kumar, eCommerce strategist for Demandware shared some of the highlights from a particular session he attended during the Demandware XChange Conference that covered the evolving usage of analytics within a retail organization, in a blog post. Speakers for the session included Greg Girard of IDC Retail Insights, John Esquire of eCommera, and Cortney Easterwood of Demandware.

Mobile Commerce to Account for 24% of Total Ecommerce Sales by 2015  May 13, 2013 3:43 PM By Daniela Forte

U.S. mobile commerce in retail sales are expected to account for 24% of total ecommerce sales by 2015, according to an infographic by Invesp Consulting. The infographic projected growth for 2013 and beyond.

The Future of Flats and FSS  May 10, 2013 6:09 PM By Daniela Forte

Megan Brennan, Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Postal Service came to speak at the American Cataloger Mailer Association’s National Catalog Forum in Washington D.C. on May 8. Her presentation provided an extensive amount of information about the future of standard flats and the FSS. I picked up some points during her hour-long presenation about the future […]

Solutions to Prevent Rising Postage Costs for Catalogers  May 10, 2013 3:02 PM By Daniela Forte

There are solutions catalogers can do to safeguard their catalog from rising postage costs.  In a hand-out at the American Catalog Mailers Association’s National Catalog Forum in Washington, D.C., Quad/Graphics offered eight solutions to prevent rising postage costs. Here are the eight smart solutions from Quad/Graphics:   Co-Mail:  It will optimize your presort savings and build […]

USPS Makes Innovative Changes  May 10, 2013 2:57 PM By Daniela Forte

It’s all about innovation for the U.S. Postal Service. The key areas of innovating are centered on how they can market their products and services.

Survey Finds Catalog Mailers Prefer Monday Delivery  May 09, 2013 2:13 PM By Daniela Forte

The American Catalog Mailers Association surveyed catalog mailers to gauge how their mailings change and according to survey results, 44.1% prefer Monday as the day of choice to get the catalog in the mailbox.

Donahoe Lays Out the Future of the USPS  May 09, 2013 2:00 PM By Daniela Forte

Post Master General and CEO Patrick Donahoe of the U.S. Postal Service painted a grim picture during his State of the USPS presentation to attendees at the American Catalog Mailers Association’s 2013 National Catalog Forum

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