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Vitamin Shoppe Ecommerce Revenues Up 17%  May 07, 2014 7:33 AM By Tim Parry

Vitamin Shoppe’s total net sales in the first quarter increased 10.3% to $307.8 million compared to $279.1 million in the same period of the prior year.

Smartphone-Generated Retail Revenue Up 115.9% in April 2014  May 05, 2014 6:28 PM By Tim Parry

Smartphones generated 29.3% of total online visits, up 45.0% from April 2013. The market share of non-mobile (desktop) visits decreased 22.3% from April 2013 to April 2014.

Amazon Launches “Shop From Within Twitter” Feature  May 05, 2014 6:09 PM By Tim Parry

Because we’ve all sat around telling ourselves we need to shop and tweet at the same time… If you are selling via Amazon, would you expect to make sales via #AmazonCart?

Nordstrom Rack Launches Integrated Online and Mobile Shopping Site  May 05, 2014 5:13 PM By Tim Parry

Nordstromrack.com is built on a shared platform with HauteLook, Nordstrom’s flash sale business, and gives customers access to shop Nordstrom Rack merchandise alongside HauteLook flash sale events.

FedEx Ground Will Apply Dimensional Weight Pricing to All Shipments  May 05, 2014 4:52 PM By Tim Parry

Currently, FedEx Ground applies dimensional weight pricing only to packages measuring three cubic feet or greater. This change will align the FedEx Ground dimensional weight pricing with FedEx Express by applying it to all packages.

Overstock.com Launches Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services  May 05, 2014 4:34 PM By Tim Parry

Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne made the announcement at the company’s annual partner conference.

How BuyAutoParts.com Negotiates with Carriers  May 05, 2014 4:06 PM By Tim Parry

Shipping costs are one of the largest bottom line expenses for direct-to-customer merchants. But how do you know when you should negotiate with your carrier for better terms and rates? Here’s advice from BuyAutoParts.com president and COO Matt Glauber.

Tale of the Tape: Fast Shipping vs. Free Shipping  May 05, 2014 3:24 PM By Tim Parry

Thanks to Amazon, same-day delivery is getting a lot of attention. But is it what ecommerce consumers really want? Find out in this infographic from eFulfillment Services.

Threadless Launches New Type Tees iPhone App  May 05, 2014 11:44 AM By Tim Parry

Global design community Threadless has launched Type Tees, a new mobile application that allows users to create custom text-based t-shirts instantly from their mobile devices.

Steinhafel Out as Target’s CEO  May 05, 2014 9:54 AM By Tim Parry

Following “extensive discussions,” with its board of directors, Gregg Steinhafel has stepped down as chairman, president and CEO of Target. The mass merchant has retained Korn Ferry to advise the board on a comprehensive CEO search.

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