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Catalogers Speak Out Against Marketplace Fairness Act  Aug 21, 2013 7:35 AM By Tim Parry

Executives from 11 companies share their reasons why the Marketplace Fairness Act would be a burden to their companies – and to their customers.

J.C. Penney Grows Ecommerce Sales 14% in July  Aug 20, 2013 1:14 PM By Tim Parry

Net sales at J.C. Penney continue to decline, but the general merchants’ second-quarter results show sudden double-digit growth in its ecommerce channel. Here’s why sales at have improved each month within the second quarter, and July sales are up over 14% to last year.

Free Shipping Doesn’t Kill the Bottom Line  Aug 20, 2013 11:38 AM By Tim Parry

The words “free shipping” may make operations managers cringe, but it doesn’t mean it has to kill a merchant’s bottom line. Here’s what motivates customers of Vermont Teddy Bear and Spreadshirt to pull the trigger on free shipping deals, and why it’s okay to have free shipping as a regular, every day option.

Amazon Outage Causes Tweetnado  Aug 19, 2013 4:00 PM By Tim Parry

Amazon had an outage Aug. 19, for about an hour. And the Twittersphere lost its mind! Here’s a look at some of the top tweets about the day Amazon stood still.

Tweets from eTail East, Day 2  Aug 15, 2013 1:59 PM By Tim Parry

Did you miss eTail East this week in Philadelphia? Here’s a recap of the top tweets of Day 2: [View the story "Day 2 - #eTailEast 2013 Tweets" on Storify]

Top Tweets from #eTailEast Day 1  Aug 13, 2013 10:20 PM By Tim Parry

Couldn’t make it to eTail East? Here’s our Storify recap of August 13, 2013, which was Day 1 of eTail East. [View the story "Tweets from #eTailEast 2013 - Day 1" on Storify]

This is My #47mysteryscrum Epilogue… or is it?  Aug 08, 2013 10:41 AM By Tim Parry

I was the last of my friends to pull the trigger on ’47 Brands’ #47mysteryscrum. And while the excitement was built – I had a kid-like enthusiasm all day yesterday knowing my package was on a UPS truck – I was disappointed with the outcome. I felt like Charlie Brown on Halloween: Ugh – a Washington […]

A Sampling of Reactions to @childrensplace’s Sexist T-shirt  Aug 06, 2013 4:38 PM By Tim Parry

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Proposed Legislation Could Keep Seniors from Catalog Shopping  Aug 05, 2013 1:28 PM By Tim Parry

My recently-widowed father has become addicted to catalog shopping. But if Congress has its way, he, and a lot of other senior citizens, could change their shopping habits. Here’s why, if your business caters to seniors, you need to step up to Congress and fight for your customers.

#47mysteryscrum Helps Clear Merchandise, Build Social Brand  Jul 30, 2013 10:18 AM By Tim Parry

What started in an innocent work-related question to my Facebook followers quickly evolved into the biggest gambling sensation among my friends. Licensed apparel seller 47 Brand’s most-popular item is the #47mysteryscrum, and it has helped it clear out merchandise and build its social presence.

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