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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.
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
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, …
If you sell apparel and accessories to teens, you
The launch of mobile applications has helped grow sales for invitation-only e-commerce site Rue La La.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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