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Office Depot has announced that customers can now pick up most of its online inventory at a traditional brick and mortar store within an hour of ordering from the web.
Intermec, a provider of data capture and information management solutions, announced that an agreement is in the works in which technology and manufacturing firm Honeywell International will acquire Intermec for $600 million. The deal is expected to go through by the end of the second quarter 2013.
Even though most retailers have a heavy social presence on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, it
Knotice has released its annual mobile and tablet email survey, which revealed that during Cyber Week 46.76% of all emails opened from retailers were done so on a mobile device. The report also states that overall the mobile open rate during that week jumped to 50% over last year.
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High-end leather goods retailer, Dooney & Bourke, is anticipating a boost in sales and a better shipping service for international shoppers through the use of a new Pitney Bowes ecommerce software. The retailer expects that the new program will take the guessing game out of international shipping costs for consumers.
In many cases it doesn
The National Retail Federation is estimating that billions of dollars will be lost this year by merchants dealing with return fraud. Although nearly $3 billion will be lost over the holidays, the NRF is reporting that several merchants return policies will remain unchanged this holiday.
Retailers are finding that when they implement ship-from-store capabilities in the traditional brick-and-mortar store, they are able to fulfill orders that otherwise may have been lost. Here is a look at how Nordstrom, Toys R Us and Macy’s are doing it.