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UPS is expanding its Access Point pickup program to 100 U.S. cities by the end of 2015, with 8,000 locations here and 22,000 in 10 countries worldwide.
A Deloitte study shows that back-to-school shopping is now spread throughout the year; What’s more, surveyed shoppers favor smartphones over other devices for shopping information. Here are more insights from the results of Deloitte’s Back-to-School and Back-to-College surveys.
A site abandonment survey of more than 60,000 ecommerce shoppers by Bizrate Insights found that retailers can reduce abandonment of those customers who visited with the intent to buy, but didn’t complete a purchase, by listening to their problems and their proposed solutions.
After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.
PayPal, which was split from eBay last week, has struggled in the Indian market in the past, as it faced issues with the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI wanted the company to transfer the money held in its accounts to a bank within a pre-determined period, limiting its traditional functions.
Walmart announced it has acquired the remaining shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of its ecommerce business in China. See what this will mean for the businesses.
Bluestar Alliance LLC, a brand management company, announced it has acquired the Limited Too brand trademarks. See what this will mean for the brand.
Twenty-five percent of retailers say Facebook is the top acquisition platform. See how other channels ranked when it comes to selling to the customer.
UPS and Staples are teaming up to make it easier to ship UPS packages from any Staples location. See what this will mean for small businesses.
Bala Ganesh, Director of Retail Marketing at UPS, talks candidly about what retailers are getting out of omnichannel – increased revenue, reduced costs and increased return on assets. Watch and listen to Ganesh here…
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