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eBay Enterprise and Innotrac Rebrand as Radial  Apr 19, 2016 12:52 PM By Tim Parry

eBay Enterprise is now Radial, the largest commerce technology and operations provider, with a valuation at more than $1B. Here’s how Radial solves retailers’ struggles with creating omnichannel experiences.

Help Wanted: Macy’s, Kohl’s & Old Navy Look for New Marketing Heads  Apr 18, 2016 12:06 PM By Tim Parry

The “Help Wanted” signs have gone up at Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Old Navy, who are all looking for new heads of their respective marketing departments. Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer, has decided to leave the company, effective May 13, after 32 years of service. Reardon was named Macy’s Chief Marketing Officer in February 2012. She leads Macy’s multi-faceted […]

Vestis Retail Group is Shuttering Sports Chalet  Apr 18, 2016 11:22 AM By Tim Parry

Vestis Retail Group bought Sports Chalet in June 2014. Today, it announced it will knock Sports Chalet down and focus on Vestis’s other two regional merchants, Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores.

Why the New Facebook Messenger Bot will Lead a Customer Experience Revolution  Apr 15, 2016 9:59 AM By Tim Parry

Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook Messenger’s chatbot revolution Monday at the Facebook F8 conference with the launch of bots for the Messenger Platform, and ecommerce merchants and platforms have already hopped on board. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Staples announced this week that they will use Facebook Messenger as a customer support tool, LivePerson, and Aspect Software said they will offer Facebook Messenger integration, and Shopify became the first ecommerce platform to offer integration with the new platform.

SkuTouch Solutions Launches US Direct Express  Apr 13, 2016 10:37 PM By Tim Parry

For about a decade, SkuTouch Solutions has been helping international merchants and brands sell their products in the U.S. This week at Growing Global 2016, SkuTouch President Doug Obershaw announced its new division, US Direct Express, which plans to do just the opposite – help U.S.-based merchants become cross-border sellers.

Bubble Wrap Maker Says the Lack of Pop is Good for Business  Apr 12, 2016 12:26 PM By Tim Parry

Sealed Air President, Product Care Ken Chrisman shares insights on ecommerce trends, best practices for supply chain optimization, and why companies are excited about the recent introduction of Bubble Wrap IB, the “un-poppable” version of Sealed Air’s popular Bubble Wrap protective packaging.

Bluefly Debuts New Logo, Branding and Platform  Apr 06, 2016 1:44 PM By Tim Parry

Powered by a new ecommerce platform, Bluefly will deliver a seamless shopping experience for customers no matter where they shop.

Kate Spade & Company Brings kate spade new york to India  Apr 06, 2016 12:07 PM By Tim Parry

Kate Spade & Company and Reliance Brands Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Group, have announced plans to the bring the kate spade new york brand to India through a long-term distribution and retail license agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Reliance Brands Limited will have the exclusive distribution rights to the kate spade new york brand in the country.

International Payment Methods Alone Do Not Make You a Cross-Border Merchant  Apr 06, 2016 11:52 AM By Tim Parry

Less than half (41.9%) of merchants who took Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey in January and February said their ecommerce sites are set up for global business. And 37.8% of those who say their ecommerce sites are set up for global business say it’s because they have international payment offerings. But international payment offerings […]

Hudson’s Bay Co Will Be an Internet Distribution Technology Leader  Apr 06, 2016 11:20 AM By Tim Parry

Hudson’s Bay Co. is introducing new robotic technology to its Ontario distribution center for internet fulfillment that CEO Gerald Storch says will put the merchant at the “absolute forefront of Internet distribution technology.”

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