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Why Amazon.com Wants to Buy Diapers.com’s Parent  Nov 11, 2010 1:18 AM By Tim Parry

Amazon.com is spending $545 million to acquire Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com, for the same reason the online retailing giant paid $850 million last July to buy online shoe merchant Zappos.com. If you can’t beat them, buy them.

LEEDing the way in green DCs  Nov 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

When it comes to making their distribution centers more Earth-friendly, many merchants are willing to adopt green practices. But a few have gone all the

Q & A: CashStar’s David Stone on the Growth of E-gift Cards  Nov 01, 2010 8:55 PM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce has helped gift cards quickly evolve from paper to pixels. Last year, between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, digital gift card provider CashStar saw e-gift card sales increase 1,129%. Christmas Eve was the highest selling day of the year, …

Fashion Merchants Need to Adjust to Gift Card Recipients  Oct 31, 2010 7:49 PM By Tim Parry

If you sell apparel and accessories to teens, you

Mobile Apps a Fit for Rue La La  Oct 29, 2010 11:56 PM By Tim Parry

The launch of mobile applications has helped grow sales for invitation-only e-commerce site Rue La La.

Century Novelty Launches Mobile Site  Oct 28, 2010 5:27 PM By Tim Parry

Speaking Tuesday at the Mobile Shopping Summit in New York, Century Novelty vice president and general manager Ian MacDonald said the company decided it needed a mobile site in August after attending sessions about mobile shopping at a trade show.

Jos. A. Bank Launches Big and Tall Website  Oct 21, 2010 8:52 PM By Tim Parry

Men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers is, um, expanding: The merchant has launched a new website, www.josbankbigandtall.com, dedicated to the products offered under its big-and-tall customer category.

From Diapers to Soap: Q&A With Quidsi’s Josh Himwich  Oct 14, 2010 9:31 PM By Tim Parry

On July 15, ecommerce company Quidsi launched the new ecommerce site Soap.com, just five years after it started Diapers.com. Josh Himwich, director of ecommerce solutions for Quidsi, talked to Multichannel Merchant senior writer Tim Parry about the new site launch.

September Retail Sales Rise; Holiday Looks Happy  Oct 07, 2010 9:39 PM By Tim Parry

It’s beginning to look like a happier holiday season for the retail industry. A day after the National Retail Federation said it’s projecting a 2.3% rise in holiday sales for 2010, several merchants reported better-than-expected numbers for September.

Are List Exchanges Making a Return?  Oct 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

As co-ops and conventional list rentals figure out how to co-exist in a changing market, some think that list exchanges are poised to make a comeback.

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