Post By Tim Parry

Blue and Black or White and Gold? What Does it Mean for Retailers?  Feb 27, 2015 10:32 AM By Tim Parry

Is the dress blue and black or white and gold? Should consumers adjust their settings, or do retailers need to fine-tune their game?

Mobile Shift Continues in the UK  Feb 26, 2015 6:46 AM By Tim Parry

Are you selling cross-border to the UK? Then you better make sure your ecommerce site is ready for the mobile shopper. Here’s a look at how mobile commerce is growing across the pond.

Waffle House Will Deliver Your Package Scattered, Smothered and Covered  Feb 25, 2015 6:58 AM By Tim Parry

Be still my clogging arteries. Waffle House has entered the package delivery game. Kinda. Waffle House signed on to be the first official Roadie Roadhouse… Here’s why your package might be delivered with a side of grits.

Mobile Commerce Matters More Than Ever  Feb 23, 2015 4:43 PM By Tim Parry

If there is one major lesson merchants learned during the 2014 holiday season, it’s that mobile mattered more than ever. Mobile commerce went from being a necessary evil to an overnight game-changer. And the merchants that got on board with mobile commerce reaped the benefits of the iOS and Android-armed shoppers.

Cool New Technology Showcased at eTail West  Feb 22, 2015 1:00 PM By Tim Parry

Sure, there were things like mimosa breaks and Xbox tournaments to lure eTail West attendees into the Solutions Zone. But attendees also made the most of their time at eTail West and met with their current and potential new technology vendors out on the show floor. Here’s a look at 6 eTail West 2015 vendors who stood out in the pack.

Deal reached in West Coast Port Shutdown  Feb 21, 2015 4:16 PM By Tim Parry

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced a tentative agreement Friday on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports.

What Would eTail West be like #IfThe80sNeverStopped?  Feb 19, 2015 11:26 AM By Tim Parry

Since I’m in Palm Springs for eTail West 2015, I figured it would be fun to look at what this show – and the industry in general – #IfThe80sNeverStopped

Data Security, Omnichannel Initiatives Top Retail CIOs’ Priority Lists  Feb 19, 2015 9:35 AM By Tim Parry

According to an NRF/Forrester survey, managing data security is the most urgent focus area for retail CIOs, with 97% of surveyed business leaders placing it at the top of their 2015 priority lists.

Kate Spade Shutting Down Kate Spade Saturday Business  Feb 10, 2015 4:49 PM By Tim Parry

Two years after Kate Spade & Company’s launched its Kate Spade Saturday brand, ecommerce site and stores, the company announced the Kate Spade Saturday stores and and ecommerce site will close, and that the brand will be rolled into its kate spade new york brand.

USPS 1Q Shipping and Package Volume Increased 12.8%  Feb 10, 2015 11:14 AM By Tim Parry

Total volume for the USPS was 42.6 billion pieces compared to 42 billion pieces in the same quarter the previous year. Shipping and package volume increased 12.8%. However, liquidity remains a concern.

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