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Amazon has announced Amazon@Penn, a staffed package pickup point to be opened on the University of Pennsylvania campus, the first at an Ivy League school.
Despite all the doom and gloom news that came out of Macy’s, Inc. on Jan. 6, chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren said its omnichannel investments are paying off.
It’s hard to argue against that: In November and December, the company filled nearly 17 million online orders at macys.com and bloomingdales.com.
But Macy’s really has the same problem other omnichannel retailers are experiencing. They are sacrificing store-level salespeople at the expense of technology, and not finding a happy medium to make the omnichannel experience a positive one.
Hudson’s Bay Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gilt Groupe Holdings, Inc. for $250 million in cash, subject to customary requirements.
Final clearance sales at the following Macy’s stores closing in early 2016 will begin on Monday, Jan. 11 and run for between eight to 12 weeks.
Jagged Peak has announced the Asia-Pacific expansion of its FlexNet fulfillment network with Quantium Solutions in Minto, Australia. The new distribution center supports the growing demand from retail and manufacturing clients that require eCommerce fulfillment on an international scale.
As businesses examine their physical and digital strategies, Pitney Bowes says personalization and hyper-localization will drive explosive growth in global commerce.
Wayfair’s mobile shopping activity points to an upward trend in mobile traffic with the majority of traffic to Wayfair occurring on phones and tablets. Phone traffic has been sharply on the rise throughout 2015 as consumers have been switching from PCs and tablets to the phone.
A little Star Wars’d out lately? With “Star Wars: Episode VII” (AKA “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) having its much hyped and anticipated opening today, everybody is trying to get in on the action. And this also means Multichannel Merchant’s inbox has been flooded this week with all sorts of Star Wars stats and pitches.
NetSuite Inc. a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that Dylan’s Candy Bar, the largest state-of-the-art sweets emporium and candy lifestyle brand, has achieved double-digit revenue growth since deploying NetSuite.
China-based consumers shopping U.S. brands online through Alipay ePass has increased 8 times over last year. Check out this infographic highlighting this growth, as well as increases in sales, top categories, key demographics, and shoppers by region.
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