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eBay Acquires Shutl to Beef Up Same-day Delivery  Oct 22, 2013 12:16 PM By Tim Parry

eBay has acquired U.K.-based same-day delivery courier service Shutl, and will use the acquisition to boost its eBay Now to 25 markets by the end of 2014. Financial terms of the Oct. 22 deal have not been disclosed.

Urcelay Promoted to CEO at Toys R Us  Oct 18, 2013 3:50 PM By Tim Parry

Toys R Us has taken the Interim tag off Antonio Urcelay and named him CEO on Oct. 16. The merchant also announced that former ServiceMaster and Walmart executive Hank Mullany has been named president, Toys R Us, U.S., effective Nov. 5.

Best Add to Cart Button Features  Oct 17, 2013 5:49 PM By Tim Parry

The add-to-cart button is probably the most important thing on a shopping site – so how do you get shoppers to drop products into their cart? Volusion took a look at the add-to-cart buttons of the top 50 ecommerce sites (i.e. Walmart, Zappos, eBay, Amazon) to see how they’ve designed their buttons to entice shoppers to do just that. So what color, wording and design work best?

[Infographic] Best Add to Button Cart Features  Oct 17, 2013 5:44 PM By Tim Parry

NRF: Legislating from Crisis to Crisis is No Way to Govern  Oct 16, 2013 4:35 PM By Tim Parry

The National Retail Federation today released the following statement from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay on the expected decision to reopen the government and delay the debate on the debt ceiling: “While there is some satisfaction at achieving a deal, today’s agreement between the House and Senate merely ensures more opportunities to continue the […]

NRF: Washington Gridlock to Impact Holiday Spending  Oct 16, 2013 7:31 AM By Tim Parry

Faced with continued economic uncertainty and used to doing more with less, consumers will take a conservative approach to spending this holiday season, according to National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey

The End of Black Friday? Research Shows Retail Holiday in Decline  Oct 15, 2013 1:49 PM By Tim Parry

Black Friday shopping may be on the decline, according to a new study by customer satisfaction technology and analytics firm CFI Group. The 2013 Holiday Retail Spending Report found consumers are placing less emphasis on the post-Thanksgiving event and starting their holiday shopping earlier in the season.

When a Package is Just a Cardboard Box  Oct 14, 2013 2:31 PM By Tim Parry

Your customer should be able to take one look at the box on his front step and say, “Hooray, my order from (X Merchant) is here” without having to squint at the shipping label to determine the sender. Here’s why a branded box can make all the difference.

PayPal Coming to More Brick-and-Mortar Stores  Oct 14, 2013 9:34 AM By Tim Parry

Collaboration with Revel Systems will integrate PayPal with POS system for mobile discovery, ordering ahead and secure mobile payments.

CDW Taps Charles Barkley, Doug Flutie For Monday Night Football Start  Oct 13, 2013 12:07 PM By Tim Parry

VERNON HILLS, Ill. – October 3, 2013 – CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, will officially launch the next iteration of its “People Who Get IT” campaign Oct. 7 during the Monday Night Football broadcast. Fresh off the ultimate road trip on CDW’s “Winning on the Road” campaign, NBA Hall of […]

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