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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.

What’s the Deal with Sears Holdings?  Oct 24, 2014 1:55 PM By Tim Parry

When you compare Sears Holdings with its big box counterparts, it seems to be ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and technology. However, Sears Holdings is losing money like crazy, and rumor has it store closings will escalate. Here’s a look at some of the technology and innovation that’s making Sears Holdings brands Sears and Kmart look like winners.

Scrubs & Beyond Steps into the International Market  Oct 21, 2014 6:51 PM By Tim Parry

Scrubs & Beyond has partnered with cross border ecommerce provider GlobalShopex to begin selling their products in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

China a Hotspot for Merchants, but Email Deliverability is Bad  Oct 12, 2014 11:12 AM By Tim Parry

China may be a hot spot for U.S.-based merchants, but emails deliverability to consumers there are more than likely not reaching the intended recipient. Here’s a look at other places U.S.-based senders are having a hard time reaching, and what they need to do to improve deliverability rates.

What to Make of Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Store Launch  Oct 11, 2014 1:00 PM By Tim Parry

What we know is that the Amazon store has two loading docks, and a tremendous amount of foot traffic. It’s speculated that Amazon will use the store as a same-day delivery hub, and to process returns.

Digital Drives the Store of the Future [Infographic]  Oct 09, 2014 4:15 PM By Tim Parry

The retail transformation is fueled by advancements in technology, shifts in consumer expectations and attitudes and the continued rise of digital commerce. This could considered the perfect storm of retail transformation for retailers and consumers.

5 Lessons Learned from Previous Holiday Shopping Seasons  Oct 09, 2014 2:22 PM By Tim Parry

You did your due diligence, and created the ultimate holiday season plan for success. But a change happens in your supply chain, or consumers behave differently, or a storm delays your deliveries. How should you react and respond when your holiday plan veers off course?

Getting On Board with Global Operations  Oct 08, 2014 2:42 PM By Tim Parry

The opportunity for U.S.-based merchants to sell globally is there, but many remain hesitant to jump into the global waters. But there’s not one set blueprint to grow your cross-border business, as each individual merchant needs to consider several factors based on their goods and needs.

Shop.org Forecasts Online Sales to Grow up to 11% This Holiday Season  Oct 07, 2014 6:28 AM By Tim Parry

Shop.org today released its 2014 online holiday sales forecast, expecting sales in November and December to grow between 8% and 11% over last holiday season to as much as $105 billion.

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