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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.
Department store retailer Belk, Inc. announced plans to expand its ecommerce distribution and fulfillment center in South Carolina.
With the addition of three new distribution centers in California, Atlanta, and Ohio, Home Depot announced plans on Dec. 11 to develop same-day shipping capabilities.
A new $40 million, 254,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center is coming to South Carolina, according to local news outlets. The distribution center is expected to begin operations in 2015.
With the help of Bluetooth technology, shoppers can now tailor their shopping experience inside one of 254 Apple stores throughout the United States, through the new iBeacon mobile app.
The Cyber Weekend holiday was one for the record books for online merchants. The influx of holiday shoppers also meant and increase in holiday contact center calls. However, according to a recent survey conducted by StellaService, a majority of consumers spent most of their holiday weekend on hold.
Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx Service senior vice president, sat down with Fox Business on Cyber Monday to candidly discuss the possibility of Sunday deliveries, the future for seasonal hires, and the much debated hot topic of Amazon drones.
U.S. based footwear merchant Skechers announced that it is planning a major investment and technology upgrade to its European distribution center in Belgium. These investments will improve performance and prepare the facility for a future expansion.
Which is more important in the eyes of the consumer this holiday: free shipping, delivery tracking, shipping options, or overall shipping costs? The answer, well, all depends on which demographic you are trying to secure but simply a wide variety of shipping options could be the key to offering the best shopping experience to consumers this holiday season.
As much as merchants would like to think that every customer is coming to the ecommerce page organically, more often than not, a search engine or ad are the reasons why they are shopping with you. Which is all the more reason why now, more than ever, it is imperative for merchants to have the perfect ad extension this holiday season.
As much as merchants would like to think that every customer is coming to the ecommerce page organically, more often than not, a search engine or ad are the reasons why they are shopping with you. Which is all the more reason why now, more than ever, it is imperative for merchants to have the perfect ad extension this holiday season. In this infographic from Kenshoo, merchants will begin to understand the importance of expanding paid search efforts and opting-in to ad extensions to capture relevant searches.
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