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Amazon is expected to hire more than 70,000 full-time seasonal employees across its U.S. fulfillment centers for the holiday season in order to meet the increase in customer demand, a 40% increase over 2012, according to a press release.
Macy’s Inc. will gear up for the holiday season by hiring 6,600 seasonal employees to work in its online fulfillment centers, and an additional 1,200 seasonal employees to work in the fulfillment areas of the 500 Macy’s stores that fill and ship orders directly to customers.
Google announced that its Google Shopping Express, a same-day delivery service, is now available to everyone in the Bay area from San Francisco to San Jose, according to a press release.
Catalog mailers may see, on average, a 5.9% postal rate increase based on price changes the U.S. Postal Service has proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission, according to a statement emailed to Multichannel Merchant by the American Catalog Mailers Association.
As part of a natural progression, Harry & David expanded its inventory to include wine. See what Harry & David has planned for its new addition.
Walmart announced plans to hire 55,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season, according to a press release.
Need some tips on shipping international? How about some advice on tracking shipments? Or for that matter, how about a last-minute primer on holiday shipping? All that and more can be found on our shipping tip sheet. Topics include: International shipping Free shipping Dealing with damages Cutting your shipping costs Ship-to and Ship-from store Click […]
After a one year test program, Amazon has decided to remove its lockers from both Staples Inc. and RadioShack Corp. Both retailers have said the delivery program either didn’t meet it’s criteria or match up with its fulfillment strategy.
Fraud is a scary thing and it is burdening merchants everyday with higher costs. According to this infographic by LexisNexis, for every $1 in fraud loss, merchants are paying $2.79. While fraud losses continue to grow, many ecommerce merchants believe fraud prevention is too expensive. It is these merchants that experience two times more in fraud losses.
A new study has found that nearly one in three victims of identity theft have chosen to avoid specific merchants after they have fallen victim to fraud. Here is a quick snap shot into how merchants are handling fraud.