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Holiday Season Ecommerce Spending Already Up 11%  Nov 26, 2014 10:52 AM By Tim Parry

It appears the ecommerce holiday shopping season is in full swing, as comScore says $17.5 billion has been spent online using desktop computers. That’s an 11% increase vs. the corresponding days last year.

Speed Commerce Acquires Fifth Gear  Nov 24, 2014 4:50 PM By Tim Parry

The transaction provides Speed Commerce with a diverse list of marquee clients on long-term contracts, adds substantial fulfillment services assets, and solidifies the company’s position as one of the fastest growing providers of end-to-end ecommerce services.

Petco to Acquire Drs. Foster and Smith  Nov 24, 2014 4:40 PM By Tim Parry

Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith, a leading veterinary-owned online pet supply company. The acquisition will unite one of the largest pet specialty retailers with one of the largest online pet retailers in the country.

Global Consumers Get Early Start on Holiday Shopping Season  Nov 24, 2014 10:46 AM By Tim Parry

While U.S. consumers are gearing up for holiday shopping to begin this week, the international holiday shopping season kicked off on Oct. 6, according to data from Borderfree. Here’s why Borderfree says Asia has emerged as a priority region for U.S. e-retailers this holiday season.

Brace Yourself for a Mobile Spike This Cyber Weekend  Nov 21, 2014 3:25 PM By Tim Parry

You spent a lot of time getting your inventory plan and promotional plan ready for Cyber Weekend… but are you ready for the mobile shopper? In this video, ChannelAdvisor founder and CEO Scot Wingo talks about the spike he’s expecting in mobile usage this cyber weekend.

B2B Suppliers Are Investing in Ecommerce  Nov 21, 2014 1:06 PM By Tim Parry

Consumer shopping habits are influencing how B2B purchasers expect to buy from suppliers, according to new research from Accenture and hybris software, an SAP company. And B2B suppliers are responding by expanding their ecommerce platforms and overall omnichannel capabilities.

Is Amazon Still the King of Online Customer Satisfaction?  Nov 20, 2014 3:27 PM By Tim Parry

Based on the preliminary consumer shopping data from the Answers Experience Index: 2014 U.S. Retail Report, Amazon is once again leading in online customer satisfaction. But its leadership is eroding. Here’s a look at who’s gaining on Amazon, and other key findings on holiday season behavior.

Idea of Apple Pay Growing on American Shoppers  Nov 19, 2014 1:32 PM By Tim Parry

Four out of 10 US online buyers like the idea of using a phone for payment instead of carrying around a wallet, according to The Bizrate Insights Apple Pay and Payment Security Study #1. But whether or not Apple Pay becomes the standard for wallet-less payment systems still remains to be seen.

MCM Thursday: In Today’s Issue  Nov 19, 2014 12:53 PM By Tim Parry

Small Businesses Face Big Challenges this Holiday Season
Top 5 Holiday Shopping Trend Predictions
Is Amazon Using Product Listing Ads?
The Best and Worst Catalog Copy of 2014
Big Data a Big Omnichannel Driver

Bullseye: Target Adds Mobile In-Store Features  Nov 18, 2014 5:16 PM By Tim Parry

A week after Walmart announced enhancements to its mobile app to make holiday shopping easier for its in-store customers, Target announced that several new in-store navigation features are now live in its mobile app. Here’s how Target hopes its app overhaul will help its in-store customers.

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