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Threadless Launches New Type Tees iPhone App  May 05, 2014 11:44 AM By Tim Parry

Global design community Threadless has launched Type Tees, a new mobile application that allows users to create custom text-based t-shirts instantly from their mobile devices.

Steinhafel Out as Target’s CEO  May 05, 2014 9:54 AM By Tim Parry

Following “extensive discussions,” with its board of directors, Gregg Steinhafel has stepped down as chairman, president and CEO of Target. The mass merchant has retained Korn Ferry to advise the board on a comprehensive CEO search.

The Ineffectiveness of Live Chat Greetings  May 05, 2014 8:32 AM By Tim Parry

On average, only every 12th greeting leads to a chat. However, there is a lot of room for improvement, as exemplified by some of the business using well-customized greetings.

Innotrac Adds 2nd Chicago-area DTC Fulfillment Center  May 01, 2014 7:58 PM By Tim Parry

Innotrac’s new facility is located in Romeoville, IL, a suburb of Chicago. The multi-client facility is 400,000 square feet in size, and will open early this summer.

Coach Sees 14% International Sales Growth  May 01, 2014 1:15 PM By Tim Parry

In fact, men’s represented 15% of Coach’s international sales in the third quarter, and continued to positively contribute to its comps.

Digital River Appoints Marco Vergani as GM and VP of EMEA  May 01, 2014 12:22 PM By Tim Parry

Vergani most recently served as IBM’s vice president of European sales for the Global Process Services division.

Target to Incorporate Chip-and-PIN REDcards  Apr 29, 2014 12:09 PM By Tim Parry

Beginning in early 2015, the entire REDcard portfolio will be enabled with MasterCard’s chip-and-PIN solution. Existing co-branded cards will be reissued as MasterCard co-branded chip-and-PIN cards.

Amazon Prime Pantry Adds to Delivery Disruption  Apr 29, 2014 11:01 AM By Tim Parry

Is Amazon getting geared up to grapple with grocers? During its first-quarter earnings call, the ecommerce behemoth said it is seeing early success with Prime Pantry, a new delivery service for its Prime members.

Native Mobile Messaging Is Growing  Apr 28, 2014 10:50 AM By Tim Parry

Only 77% of the top 500 online retailers have published a mobile app, and just over 30 of them are actively engaging with their users through push notifications, according to a study by OtherLevels. The disconnect represents a huge opportunity for retailers capable of creating a cohesive brand experience across digital channels.

How Fast are the World’s Top Shopping Sites?  Apr 28, 2014 10:32 AM By Tim Parry

The majority of online shoppers will abandon a page after three seconds. Just a few seconds can make all the difference and significantly affect conversions, customer satisfaction and revenue.

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