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Amazon Signed Up More than 10 Million New Prime Members  Dec 26, 2014 11:11 AM By Tim Parry

Amazon’s 20th holiday season brought record growth to the company’s fast, free shipping program Amazon Prime – more than 10 million new members worldwide tried Prime for the first time.

Consumers Planned an Omnichannel Holiday Season  Dec 24, 2014 2:11 PM By Tim Parry

Retailers know omnichannel is essential to their success during the holidays, but do they really understand consumer shopping behavior in real-time?

Paula Schneider In, Dov Charney Out, at American Apparel  Dec 23, 2014 8:22 AM By Tim Parry

Dov Charney has been terminated as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel, the company he founded in 1989. Paula Schneider will become Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 5.

Free Shipping Day No Longer a Big Deal  Dec 18, 2014 3:45 PM By Tim Parry

The idea of Free Shipping Day used to be a bigger deal. Now it’s more the exception than special. Amazon has trained people that they’re going to get not just free shipping, but fast free shipping, all the time. And that’s why Free Shipping Day has become a thing of the past.

Mobile Commerce is Booming in China  Dec 18, 2014 9:55 AM By Tim Parry

With ongoing advances in mobile Internet technology, ecommerce in China continues to shift from desktop computers to smartphones and other mobile devices. For the country as a whole, the percentage of mobile transactions to total transactions was 54% this year, up from 22% last year.

FreshAddress Sends a Holiday Video Greeting  Dec 17, 2014 5:10 PM By Tim Parry

I’m glad this was in my inbox today: FreshAddress made my holiday season a little happier! Did your company do a video Christmas card? Send me a link!

FedEx Corp. Goes on a Holiday Shopping Spree  Dec 16, 2014 8:05 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx is doing a little holiday shopping of its own: On Monday, FedEx announced it would acquire GENCO, and on Tuesday, it acquired Bongo International. Here’s a look at the acquisitions.

FedEx Avoided a Nightmare Before Christmas  Dec 16, 2014 12:12 PM By Tim Parry

By now, everyone has probably heard the news: Post by Multichannel Merchant. All I can say is this: Accidents happen. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported. The packages can be replaced, but lives can’t.

Private Equity Firm Acquires PetSmart  Dec 16, 2014 9:49 AM By Tim Parry

PetSmart has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2. The transaction would be valued at approximately $8.7 billion

Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities  Dec 11, 2014 7:05 AM By Tim Parry

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers, spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically. Here’s a look at where customers prefer to buy cross-border, and what motivates them to buy.

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