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USPS Exceeded Holiday Package Delivery Volume  Jan 06, 2014 4:40 PM By Tim Parry

The U.S. Postal Service has been relatively quiet about its holiday 2013 performance. But last week, the USPS broke its silence, and said it exceeded holiday volume expectations with a higher than projected package volume increase.

Men’s Wearhouse Makes a Cash Offer to Jos. A. Bank  Jan 06, 2014 12:16 PM By Tim Parry

Men’s Wearhouse believes its $57.50 per share proposal to acquire Jos. A. Bank is compelling, and provides substantial value and immediate liquidity to Jos. A. Bank shareholders.

Action Bags’ Jaimey Wilman is Inspired by Etsy  Jan 04, 2014 5:01 PM By Tim Parry

Jaimey Wilman is Director of Marketing at Action Bag Company. Here’s a look at how Jaimey uses social media on a day-to-day basis, and some other things you may not known about her.

6 Fearless Predictions for 2014  Jan 02, 2014 11:36 AM By Tim Parry

An earlier holiday season, a big global push and more a big year for the United States Postal Service. These are just a few of Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry’s fearless predictions for 2014.

What’s the Big Idea, Staples?  Jan 02, 2014 10:04 AM By Tim Parry

Staples announced its latest “reinvention” campaign today with the launch of “Make More Happen,” a new tagline and campaign focused on how Staples’ expanded product assortment will help your businesses succeed.

Monsoon Commerce Acquires CompassIM Warehouse Management System  Jan 02, 2014 9:16 AM By Tim Parry

Monsoon Commerce announced today that the company has acquired CompassIM from Access Data Systems. Monsoon Commerce will support and invest in CompassIM customers and partners going forward.

Multichannel Merchant’s Best of 2013  Jan 01, 2014 3:42 PM By Tim Parry

2013 was a big year for ecommerce, omnichannel commerce, multichannel commerce, etc. And on the following pages, I bring you the 30 most-popular pieces of content viewed on Multichannel Merchant’s website in 2013.

FedEx Failed For Yankee Candle  Dec 31, 2013 6:22 PM By Tim Parry

Yankee Candle saw trouble with FedEx at least two weeks prior to Christmas, starting with tracking issues that they thought were due to internal system errors. Yankee Candle was also told that FedEx’s Columbus, OH facility was so “overwhelmed” that FedEx had trouble moving packages.

eBags Played it Safe with Last Chance Shipping Offers  Dec 30, 2013 3:30 PM By Tim Parry

While many direct-to-customer merchants pushed last-minute Christmas delivery deadlines to the limit, eBags took a conservative approach that led to fewer holiday hangovers for its team and its customers.

Bare Necessities Blindsided by UPS Issues  Dec 30, 2013 1:47 PM By Tim Parry

Though Bare Necessities ships via FedEx and UPS and uses both shippers’ last mile services with the United States Postal Service, chief operating officer Bill Richardson told Multichannel Merchant the majority of packages it shipped that had not arrived on time were being carried by UPS.

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