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Walmart Sales, Earnings Off, Ecommerce Growing at Slower Rate  May 21, 2015 12:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart reported dips in Q1 sales and earnings, due to a strong dollar, technology and ecommerce investments and bad weather; ecommerce growth was slower.

Domestic Retailers are Opening Up to Cross-border Ecommerce  May 20, 2015 6:05 AM By Mike O'Brien

While presenting a number of risks and some significant barriers to entry, global ecommerce represents a massive opportunity and more retailers are jumping onboard as solutions for addressing cross-border business become more readily available. Here’s a look at what’s fueling cross-border ecommerce growth.

Increased Options For Overcoming Global Ecommerce Barriers  May 19, 2015 5:36 PM By Mike O'Brien

While presenting a number of risks and some significant barriers to entry, global ecommerce represents a massive opportunity and more retailers are jumping onboard as solutions for addressing cross-border business become more readily available.

Walmart Undercuts Amazon on Price for Subscription Shipping Program  May 15, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart will test a $50 per year subscription ecommerce shipping service this summer, compared to Amazon Prime’s $99, that gets order to door in three days.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, May 14, 2015  May 14, 2015 3:31 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

Macy’s Says Several Adverse Factors Caused Q1 Sales Dip  May 14, 2015 2:47 PM By Mike O'Brien

Fewer sales from international tourists, growing pains in omnichannel, bad weather, the West coast port strike and lower merchandise sales hit Macy’s Q1.

Bonobos on Creating a Great Returns Experience  May 13, 2015 9:43 AM By Mike O'Brien

Angela Goldstein, senior manager of operations for Bonobos, talks about how the company delivers a great returns experience for its customers.

BCBG Max Azria Group on Fulfillment Excellence  May 11, 2015 9:18 AM By Mike O'Brien

Alex Golshan of BCBG Max Azria Group talks with Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien on how the company excels at shipping and delivery.

USPS Reports Q2 Net Loss of $1.5B but 14.4% Gain in Parcel Volume  May 08, 2015 3:15 PM By Mike O'Brien

The USPS reported a $1.5B net loss in Q2, but a 14.4% gain in shipping and parcel volume, nearly double the 7.3% bump in 2014, boosting operating revenue.

Merchants Address Fast Delivery Demands  May 07, 2015 5:00 PM By Mike O'Brien

Merchant panelists at Operations Summit 2015 said they’re doing all they can to decrease time-to-customer, but same-day delivery isn’t a high priority.

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