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5 Steps eBags Used to Create a Successful Crosschannel Campaign  Jul 17, 2013 11:53 AM By Daniela Forte

Online accessories retailer eBags worked with ExactTarget to create its 2012 back-to-school sweepstakes, “Bag an iPad,” connecting its customers with social media.

Why Email Marketing’s Significant Growth Continues  Jul 12, 2013 11:02 AM By Daniela Forte

Customer acquisition via email marketing has magnified since 2009. According to Custora’s report “E-Commerce Customer Acquisition Snapshot” the channel grew from 0.88% of customers acquired in 2009 to 6.84% in 2013.

Office Depot-OfficeMax Merger Approved  Jul 10, 2013 1:22 PM By Daniela Forte

OfficeMax stockholders voted to approve the merger and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Office Depot. Office Depot stockholders voted to approve the issuance of shares of Office Depot common stock to OfficeMax stockholders pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger.

Wayfair.com Enters Partnership with Quill  Jul 10, 2013 11:27 AM By Daniela Forte

Home goods retailer Wayfair.com has joined forces with Quill a B2B office provider, to offer a selection of home and office products on Quill.com, according to a press release.

Merchants Look To Eco-Friendly Alternatives In Packaging  Jul 09, 2013 1:14 PM By Daniela Forte

The way merchants are packaging their products has changed over the years looking toward more eco-friendly alternatives along with enhanced branding on their packages.

Why U.S. Merchants Need To Expand Their Borders  Jul 09, 2013 11:38 AM By Daniela Forte

Merchants are going beyond the domestic borders and thinking globally when it comes to selling their products. Here’s what Craig Reed, vice president of global commerce for Pitney Bowes, said in an interview at IRCE 2013 about selling internationally.

Oriental Trading Company Acquires Mindware  Jul 08, 2013 11:41 AM By Daniela Forte

Oriental Trading Company, a party supplies merchant, announced on June 27 it has acquired MindWare, a retailer of educational toys for children.

The B2B Buyers Journey  Jul 02, 2013 12:12 PM By Daniela Forte

There are five key data points to consider with the B2B buyers journey, according to this infographic by Madison Logic. A couple of key points, according to the infographic are that 50% of leads are qualified but not yet ready to buy, only 25% of leads are legitimate and should advance to sales.

Social Media Contributes to Steady Ecommerce Growth  Jun 28, 2013 2:13 PM By Daniela Forte

U.S. online retail sales are expected to reach $370 billion by 2017. Between 2012 and 2014, ecommerce growth has seen a 13% hike and 20% of online purchases are made after surfing social media, according to this infographic by National Positions.

UPS Launches New Service for Sensitive Shipments  Jun 27, 2013 3:23 PM By Daniela Forte

UPS launched its Proactive Response Secure service on June 26, which promises to monitor shipments and is considered a risk management solution that will protect customers against any lost profits, according to a press release.

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