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4 Key Findings from ChannelAdvisor’s Holiday Ecommerce Study  Sep 23, 2014 7:39 AM By Tim Parry

ChannelAdvisor has released the holiday results of its “Multichannel E-Commerce Study,” which surveyed more than 200 online retailers in the U.S. and U.K. that averaged $3 million to $5 million in revenue in 2013. Here are four key findings that should help you adjust your planning in time for the holidays.

Is West Africa the Next Cross-border Destination?  Sep 17, 2014 5:04 PM By Tim Parry

In the last decade the size of the African economy has more than tripled, with West Africa now the fastest growing region on the continent. A favorable macro-economic climate across West Africa means that growth is likely to accelerate above 7% in the next year.

FedEx to Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers  Sep 17, 2014 3:07 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx expects to hire more than 50,000 seasonal workers for the peak holiday season, Mike Glenn, President and CEO of FedEx Services, said during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.

Same-day Delivery Rollouts Speed Up  Sep 16, 2014 8:43 AM By Tim Parry

The same-day delivery sweepstakes certainly seems to be heating up as the summer nears the end. Just this past week, Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s all announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.

Whole Foods Market Partners with Instacart for In-store Pickup  Sep 15, 2014 10:03 PM By Tim Parry

Whole Foods Market to be first national Instacart partner to offer both delivery and convenient in-store pickup.

Apple Pay, Same-day Delivery Highlight Macy’s Inc.’s Omnichannel Rollouts  Sep 15, 2014 8:54 PM By Tim Parry

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to help launch Apple Pay; same-day delivery to be piloted in fall 2014; new POS technology and customer service enhancements in testing; new apps, web functionality and mobile wallet launched; RFID being expanded to fashion categories.

Experience the Power of a Bookbook  Sep 14, 2014 9:34 AM By Tim Parry

Cute and timely video produced by IKEA, and resurfaced the same week of Apple’s latest technology splash. The narrator discusses the benefits of IKEA’s new “Bookbook,” and its high-res images, expandable “screen size,” etc.

What Apple Pay Means for Omnichannel Retail  Sep 12, 2014 2:05 PM By Tim Parry

How will Apple Pay work, will it make mobile wallets go mainstream, and what does it mean for omnichannel retail? Ralf Gladis, CEO of payment services provider Computop, shares his thoughts with Multichannel Merchant.

How are You Adapting to a Shifting Customer Landscape?  Sep 11, 2014 11:35 AM By Tim Parry

Today, the “shifting customer landscape” isn’t theory – it’s the reality merchants face on a daily basis. Free shipping, guaranteed on-time delivery and omnichannel services are all expected – yet not all merchants are delivering – or can even focus– on these key initiatives.To discover what strategies that both small and large merchants are adopting […]

Change of Plans: How to Successfully Adjust Your Holiday Strategy  Sep 11, 2014 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

You did your due diligence, and created the ultimate holiday strategy plan for success. How should you react and respond when your holiday plan veers off course?

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