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eBay Hacked – Users Asked to Change Passwords  May 21, 2014 4:48 PM By Tim Parry

The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. However, the database did not contain financial information or other confidential personal information.

Saving Shipping Costs with Geographically-optimized Origin Points  May 20, 2014 12:31 PM By Tim Parry

There is definitely a balancing act between reducing shipping distances and costs, which also reduces transit times to your customers. In this video, BuyAutoParts.com president and COO Matt Glauber talks about the benefits of geographically optimizing your origin points.

Is Ship-from-store the Last Stand in the War on Amazon?  May 19, 2014 1:43 PM By Tim Parry

It’s hard to compete with Amazon Prime and is free two-day shipping, and few retailers have the customer base or the deep pockets to develop competitive programs. One thing merchants are doing to take on Amazon is to implement omnichannel ship-from-store programs. Buy fulfilling orders from their stores, ship-from-store provides a unique opportunity to level […]

Is Amazon’s Reign as Ecommerce King Over?  May 18, 2014 10:15 PM By Tim Parry

Walmart, JCPenney and Nordstrom all reported faster year-over-year ecommerce growth than Amazon for their respective first quarters. But does that mean Amazon’s reign on ecommerce is coming to an end?

Walmart’s Ecommerce Sales Rose Faster than Amazon.com’s  May 18, 2014 7:41 AM By Tim Parry

Walmart’s first-quarter global ecommerce sales rose 27%, the mass merchant announced on May 15. That growth is faster than ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com, which saw a 23% rise in sales during the comparative quarter.

Nordstrom’s Ecommerce Sales Rose Faster than Amazon.com  May 17, 2014 2:35 PM By Tim Parry

Nordstrom direct net sales increased 33% in the first quarter, driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the online experience.

JCPenney Online Sales are Growing Faster than Amazon  May 16, 2014 9:58 AM By Tim Parry

Is JCPenney growing faster than Amazon.com? Not really. But based on its new sales reporting methodology, JCPenneys’ first-quarter online sales grew at a faster pace than Amazon’s. Here’s why.

comScore: U.S. Ecommerce Spending Grows Nearly 12%  May 15, 2014 6:00 AM By Tim Parry

Desktop ecommerce accounted for 11.7% of consumers’ discretionary spending, the highest first quarter share on record. Of the additional $7.3 billion in mobile commerce, purchasing using smartphones accounted for 62% vs. 38% from tablets.

How Modnique Sucessfully Sells in Russia  May 14, 2014 7:37 PM By Tim Parry

From the day it launched its ecommerce site three years ago, fashion ecommerce site Modnique set out to sell globally. With a localized .ru version of its ecommerce site, Modnique was able to have success targeting customers in Russia.

Macy’s Inc. Not Interested in Sears Canada  May 14, 2014 3:47 PM By Tim Parry

Sears Holdings announced Wednesday that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its 51% interest in Sears Canada, including a potential sale of Sears Holdings’ interest or Sears Canada as a whole. But don’t expect Macy’s Inc. to make an offer.

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