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Walmart Changing Image With 5 Days of Black Friday  Nov 13, 2014 12:05 PM By Tim Parry

Will Walmart’s 5-day-long omnichannel shopping event be the end of Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and Thanksgiving Day store openings? Probably not, but Walmart is the first major retailer to tell the general shopping public that America’s biggest shopping period is not a fragmented 5 day event.

Online Prices to Hit Rock Bottom Thanksgiving Day  Nov 06, 2014 6:42 AM By Tim Parry

Online prices will hit rock bottom on Thanksgiving Day, lower than any other day during the holiday season, according to the 2014 Digital Index Online Shopping Forecast. Here’s a look at some of the other trends ecommerce merchants need to watch this holiday season.

Africa Offers Enormous Ecommerce Potential  Nov 05, 2014 8:14 PM By Tim Parry

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. According to the DHL Shop the World report published by Deutsche Post DHL, emerging markets in Africa offer the highest growth potential for the ecommerce industry. Deutsche Post DHL is not alone: Here’s additional reasons to conclude Africa’s ecommerce will be enormous.

Ecommerce Sales in Russia to Near EUR 30 Billion  Nov 05, 2014 7:06 PM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce in Russia has been growing rapidly responding to a variety of influences including the spread of Internet use in the large population. Here’s a look at two worldwide ecommerce that are affecting consumers in Russia.

Carriers Forecast Record Holiday Season Volume  Nov 02, 2014 2:23 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx, UPS and USPS all project record-setting double-digit gains in parcel deliveries for the 2014 holiday season. But will packages arrive on time? Here’s a look at what the carriers are doing in hopes of guaranteeing a happy holiday.

2014 Holiday Hirings Shift to Permanent, Omnichannel Positions  Nov 02, 2014 12:56 PM By Tim Parry

The most significant shifts for retailers in the 2014 holiday season can be found in omnichannel, which is changing the landscape for companies and impacting their holiday staffing strategies. See what this shift means for the 2014 holiday season.

A Deep Dive Into the 2014 Pitney Bowes Global Online Shopping Study  Oct 30, 2014 11:53 AM By Tim Parry

A successful international strategy centers on providing buyers with clarity and accuracy in the online buying process, certainty and transparency in delivery, and competitive pricing. Here’s a deep dive into the results of the 2014 Pitney Bowes Global Online Shopping Study results.

Breach Could Spell Real Trouble for CurrentC  Oct 29, 2014 5:20 PM By Tim Parry

Just eight weeks after it announced a private pilot mode launch of its customer-centric and secure mobile payment solution, CurrentC, the Merchant Customer Exchange announced its email database has been hacked. So what does this mean for CurrentC?

Localized Sales Help Fuel Digi-Key’s 2014 European Sales Growth  Oct 29, 2014 11:07 AM By Tim Parry

Digi-Key attributes this 26% sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales and support resources and the strength of its next generation, hybrid distribution model which combines ecommerce savvy with personalized value-add services. Here’s a look at how Digi-Key’s global growth is driven.

Halloween Ecommerce Data: Frozen Freezes Out Ninja Turtles  Oct 29, 2014 12:47 AM By Tim Parry

Data released by SLI Systems found consumers conducted over 1 million site searches this Halloween season for Frozen-related queen, princess and snowman characters, making it the most-searched category in the study. Here’s a look at the Top 15 most-searched costume themes of 2014.

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