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Consumers and Merchants Had a Cautious Holiday Season  Jan 11, 2015 9:42 AM By Tim Parry

Consumers were concerned about 2013 holiday season issues that kept last-minute deals from getting to their doorsteps.

Macy’s Inc. Restructuring with Omnichannel in Mind  Jan 08, 2015 4:54 PM By Tim Parry

Actions include a restructuring of merchandising and marketing functions at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s consistent with the company’s omnichannel approach to retailing, as well as a series of adjustments to its field and store operations to increase productivity and efficiency.

Parcel Delivery Innovations will Fuel Global Eommerce Growth  Jan 07, 2015 10:42 AM By Tim Parry

Fastlane International says that international parcel market are poised for some significant developments in 2015. See what these developments for the global market.

Mobile Will Represent More Than Half of Transactions in 2015  Jan 06, 2015 5:55 PM By Tim Parry

Additionally, as retailers make the looming switch to EMV payments systems, those systems also accept mobile capabilities such as Apple Pay, which will also contribute to increased mobile payments. Click for more 2015 cybercrime predictions from ThreatMetrix.

Avenue Gets 28.48% Sales Conversion Rate with Referral Marketing  Jan 06, 2015 5:41 PM By Tim Parry

Customer referrals for Avenue, a fashion leader for plus size clothing, are converting its ecommerce site into a word-of-mouth powerhouse. See what plans it has in place going forward.

Who Won the Sugar Bowl? Allstate’s Mayhem Sale  Jan 02, 2015 8:48 AM By Tim Parry

We interrupt the Ohio State-Bama game to bring you MayhemSale, pop-up ecommerce at its finest. Items sold right out of Matt and Shannon’s home… while they’re in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. Here’s a look at how Allstate’s in-game commercial campaign raised awareness about posting vacation plans to social media… and broke the internet.

Late Christmas Cutoff Dates Bit Some Retailers  Jan 01, 2015 2:07 PM By Tim Parry

Though it isn’t as major a mainstream news story as it was last Christmas season, some retailers had difficulties getting packages delivered to customers on time, according to StellaService’s Christmas cutoff analysis for 2014. Here’s a look at which merchants got coal in their stockings.

How Convenient is Buy Online, Pickup In Store?  Dec 30, 2014 3:08 PM By Tim Parry

Buy online, pickup in store is supposed to be a major differentiator for omnichannel retailers. But is it really that convenient? Here’s what StellaService found out.

Why Omnichannel is a Major Retail Theme for 2015  Dec 30, 2014 1:55 PM By Tim Parry

Incoming Hudson’s Bay Co. CEO Jerry Storch made an appearance Dec. 29 on CNBC’s Halftime Report and said he thinks high-end, value and omnichannel, are the major themes in the retail industry for 2015.

Christmas Day Online Sales Up 8.3%  Dec 26, 2014 11:32 AM By Tim Parry

Christmas Day online sales were up 8.3% over the same period on Christmas Day 2013, according to trends reported by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. And, as was the case throughout the holiday season, mobile commerce had a big impact.

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