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From Intern to CTO: Bulu Box’s Caitlin Bales Graduates to C-Level  May 09, 2014 10:41 AM By Tim Parry

Here’s something you don’t see every day – someone trading in her mortarboard for a proverbial executive cap. But four months after she began an internship with Bulu Box, Caitlin Bales became the company’s chief technology officer.

Target Calls it Flexible, We Call it Omnichannel  May 09, 2014 7:26 AM By Tim Parry

In a Q&A with interim CEO John Mulligan for Target’s A Bullseye View blog, Mulligan says customers can expect to see a “more-flexible” Target in the future. Here’s a look at how Target is going omnichannel… or making life more flexible for its customers.

Amazon Adds Sunday Delivery to 15 More Cities  May 08, 2014 3:28 PM By Tim Parry

In addition to the 15 cities just announced, Amazon and the USPS plan to continue to roll out Sunday delivery to a large portion of the U.S. population this year.

Office Depot Says Ecommerce is Fine for Canada Market  May 08, 2014 1:08 PM By Tim Parry

The purchasing preference of B2B customers in Canada has shifted: Just 3% Office Depot’s sales in Canada came via its OfficeMax Grand & Toy come bricks-and-mortar stores.

Why Office Depot Will Close 400+ Stores  May 07, 2014 1:06 PM By Tim Parry

Office Depot chairman and CEO Roland Smith said a staged approach to store closures allows Office Depot to minimize risk and adapt its learnings to future groups of store closings.

Vitamin Shoppe Ecommerce Revenues Up 17%  May 07, 2014 7:33 AM By Tim Parry

Vitamin Shoppe’s total net sales in the first quarter increased 10.3% to $307.8 million compared to $279.1 million in the same period of the prior year.

Smartphone-Generated Retail Revenue Up 115.9% in April 2014  May 05, 2014 6:28 PM By Tim Parry

Smartphones generated 29.3% of total online visits, up 45.0% from April 2013. The market share of non-mobile (desktop) visits decreased 22.3% from April 2013 to April 2014.

Amazon Launches “Shop From Within Twitter” Feature  May 05, 2014 6:09 PM By Tim Parry

Because we’ve all sat around telling ourselves we need to shop and tweet at the same time… If you are selling via Amazon, would you expect to make sales via #AmazonCart?

Nordstrom Rack Launches Integrated Online and Mobile Shopping Site  May 05, 2014 5:13 PM By Tim Parry

Nordstromrack.com is built on a shared platform with HauteLook, Nordstrom’s flash sale business, and gives customers access to shop Nordstrom Rack merchandise alongside HauteLook flash sale events.

FedEx Ground Will Apply Dimensional Weight Pricing to All Shipments  May 05, 2014 4:52 PM By Tim Parry

Currently, FedEx Ground applies dimensional weight pricing only to packages measuring three cubic feet or greater. This change will align the FedEx Ground dimensional weight pricing with FedEx Express by applying it to all packages.

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