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Skiing at the Merchant Risk Council Conference  Mar 19, 2014 6:37 PM By Tim Parry

The last thing I thought I’d do in Las Vegas this week was strap on a pair of ski boots. Okay, the last thing I EVER thought I’d do was strap on a pair of ski boots. But Digital River’s John Phillips coaxed me into giving their skiing simulator a shot today at the MRC […]

Is Tmall the Ecommerce Gateway to China?  Mar 19, 2014 10:56 AM By Tim Parry

If you want to sell in China, agile commerce is the way to go. Here’s how retailers are using – and can use – Alibaba’s Tmall to reach customers in that growing economy.

Nearly 12% of Holiday Gifts Were Not Delivered On Time  Mar 16, 2014 10:47 AM By Tim Parry

But it does not appear to be the result of shippers pushing that last-chance offer as close as possible to Christmas.

Destination XL’s 4Q Ecommerce Sales Rise 6.1%  Mar 14, 2014 11:24 AM By Tim Parry

But Destination XL’s overall sales were down for the fourth quarter. Total sales were $108.5 million compared with $114.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

Amazon Pushes Prime Price to $99  Mar 13, 2014 4:36 PM By Tim Parry

After about six weeks of speculation, Amazon has announced it will raise the annual membership fee for Prime to $99. So, what will the price increase mean for its competitors?

Cyber Security in the Crossroads  Mar 12, 2014 10:22 AM By Tim Parry

Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels are not the first merchants to have customer data compromised by a cyber-attack, nor will they be the last.

The Men’s Wearhouse-Jos. A. Bank Battle Went Like This  Mar 11, 2014 3:13 PM By Tim Parry

It was like The Men’s Wearhouse kept calling and Jos. A. Bank would yell, “‘taint enough, call back” and hang up. We’ll do some serious reporting on this $1.8 billion acquisition soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the clip.

S&S Worldwide Distribution Director Talks Amazon Supply and Winter Weather  Mar 11, 2014 3:02 PM By Tim Parry

S&S Worldwide Director of Distribution Mark Desrosiers talks with Multichannel Merchant about initiatives that most help the company’s operational efficiencies, what global marketplaces he sees as hot economies to sell in, and the effect Amazon Supply has on his business.

The Effects of Online Credit Card Declines in the U.S.  Mar 09, 2014 8:34 PM By Tim Parry

An independent study of 1k consumers found that 17 percent of consumers report having had their credit cards declined during card not present (CNP) transactions and as many as one-third of these declines were unnecessary. The result is consumer aggravation, increased operational costs for banks and credit card companies and as much as $40 billion in lost revenue for online retailers. 41st Parameter, a part of Experian, released the data from its TrustInsight division.

Your 3 Step SEO Routine  Mar 09, 2014 8:28 PM By Tim Parry

To help you get on track, Volusion created this infographic to serve as your SEO personal trainer. From assessing your SEO health to building your personal workout plan, you’ll learn tips to help your ecommerce site get into the best SEO shape of its life.

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