Post By Tim Parry

Columbia Sportswear Appoints General Manager of Canadian Subsidiary  Oct 01, 2015 2:53 PM By Tim Parry

Columbia Sportswear announced today the promotion of Mr. David M. Brulé to serve as general manager of the company’s wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, effective immediately.

Where Do You See Cross-Border Ecommerce Going in 5 to 10 years?  Oct 01, 2015 2:37 PM By Tim Parry

Cross-border B2C ecommerce volume is rapidly rising, but where do you see cross border retail going in five to 10 years?
Here’s how Jill Finger Gibson, Principal Analyst, Ecommerce, Digital Clarity Group, and Craig Reed, Senior Vice President, Global Ecommerce, Pitney Bowes, answered that during the September webinar “Creating Your Roadmap to Cross-Border Success.”

Optimizing Your Online Returns  Sep 30, 2015 4:13 PM By Tim Parry

In our new video, learn why merchandise returns have become so important for retailers in general, and particularly online retailers, the elements of a best-in-class returns experience, and more…

Wishing You A Very Happy Omnichannel Holiday  Sep 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

The omnichannel consumer is putting direct-to-consumer delivery on a collision course with the brick and mortar environment. And the retailers with real-time inventory visibility and order management systems in place will be prepared to serve these consumers this holiday season… Or will they?

8 Yogi-isms for the Ecommerce World  Sep 23, 2015 11:57 AM By Tim Parry

On my drive to work Wednesday morning, I was thinking how Yogi Berra said a lot of things that, many years later, can be translated into the retail world. So in honor of Yogi Berra, and using his jersey number, here are 8 Yogi-isms for the ecommerce world.

After EMV, Will Fraud Move Online?  Sep 22, 2015 11:42 AM By Tim Parry

EMV greatly reduces the impact of in-store fraud, as the new cards with embedded chips generate a unique token for each transaction, making them difficult or impossible to counterfeit. But by almost all estimations, the U.S.’s move to EMV will lead to massive increases in ecommerce fraud, perhaps even more so than countries like the U.K. and Australia.

Merchants Face Increasing Challenges in Mitigating Fraud Losses  Sep 22, 2015 10:14 AM By Tim Parry

The 2015 LexisNexis True Cost of Fraud study offers important insights into the profound effects of fraud on merchants, consumers and financial institutions. It establishes the actual cost of fraud as witnessed by merchants and provides key findings and specific recommendations for the industry.

American Eagle Outfitters Sees U.K. as Springboard to Western Europe  Sep 17, 2015 2:04 PM By Tim Parry

American Eagle Outfitters wants to be an omnichannel player in Western Europe, and hopes its success launching in the U.K. will be its springboard to success.

eBay to Offer Shipping Club in Germany  Sep 17, 2015 12:33 PM By Tim Parry

As Norm MacDonald pointed out several times from the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update desk, Germans love David Hasselhoff. eBay is also hoping Germans also love free shipping, and is getting ready to launch eBay Plus, which would rival Amazon Prime there.

Are You Prepared for the 2015 Holiday Shopping Season?  Sep 10, 2015 12:16 PM By Tim Parry

ChannelAdvisor has found that nearly 60 percent of respondents plan to start their holiday promotions in September or sooner, and almost a quarter (24 percent) of respondents are planning to offer more holiday promotions than last year as a strategy to increase their 2015 holiday sales.

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