Erin Lynch is the senior content producer at Multichannel Merchant. Erin can be reached (203) 899-8461 or connect with her socially on Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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NRF Urges President to Act Now on Fiscal Cliff  Nov 15, 2012 11:56 PM By Erin Lynch

The National Retail Federation is urging President Barack Obama and Congress to fix the impending fiscal cliff before Thanksgiving fearing that tax hikes and spending cuts will affect consumer confidence for the holiday shopping season.

Deloitte Survey Reveals Strong Smartphone Presence this Holiday  Nov 13, 2012 1:34 AM By Erin Lynch

A new survey from Deloitte has found that retailers can expect to see a surge in the use of social media and smartphones when making sales this holiday season.

J.C. Penney Third Quarter Sales Fall 26%  Nov 10, 2012 3:05 AM By Erin Lynch

While third-quarter sales at J.C. Penney dropped 26.6%, CEO Ron Johnson said he continues to have confidence in the company

Northern Tool + Equipment to Buy Redcats USA Sporting Brands for $215 Million  Nov 10, 2012 1:22 AM By Erin Lynch

The PPR Group, a French retail and luxury group, announced that it has agreed to sell off two of its
Redcats USA brands to Northern Tool + Equipment for $215 million pending regulatory approval.

NBC Gets Into Interactive Mcommerce Business  Nov 07, 2012 11:30 PM By Erin Lynch

NBC and American Express announced in a press release that the two have joined forces to create a content-to-commerce program allowing consumers to purchase products inspired by NBC programs directly from a mobile device.

Birthday in a Box Offices Flooded by Sandy  Nov 07, 2012 9:23 PM By Erin Lynch


Is the future of Facebook for Business or Personal Use?  Nov 06, 2012 7:54 PM By Erin Lynch

Cloud marketing software provider Vocus has put together this infographic with stats from Gartner Research highlighting how brands are currently using social media and what trends are on the horizon. According to the infographic, even though some brands have been skeptical on how social media can bring in revenue, social commerce sales are expected to bring in $30 billion every year by 2015. Vocus also found that 50% of web sales will come from social media sites.

The Dates You Need to Know to Get Ready for Holiday Shipping  Nov 06, 2012 2:45 AM By Erin Lynch

Wondering who ships what and when this upcoming holiday season? Don’t worry, Shipstation has you covered with this great infographic that will help you know all the important dates coming up in the next couple months. Take note of the the special closures and rules by FedEx, UPS, and USPS for shipping over the next few weeks.

Flaghouse’s New Jersey Office Offline after Sandy  Nov 03, 2012 12:10 AM By Erin Lynch

Hurricane Sandy has halted all online transactions at Flaghouse, a supplier of physical education, recreation, and therapy goods to professionals, since power has been knocked out at its Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. office.

Henry Schein Keeps Hotline Open for Clients Affected by Sandy  Oct 31, 2012 11:15 PM By Erin Lynch

Health care product and service provider, Henry Schein, Inc., said it will continue to run its disaster relief hotline for its customers facing operational, logistical, or financial issues as a result of Hurricane Sandy that walloped the East Coast, according to a press release.

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