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Live From NRF: Bing Building Better Maps  Jan 14, 2010 10:21 PM By Tim Parry

Tim Henderson, a business development manager for Microsoft, said his company has made strides with its map features that he hopes will make Bing Maps a choice of multichannel retailers.

Live from NRF: 2009 Online Sales Grew 18%  Jan 14, 2010 10:18 PM By Tim Parry

Online sales reported to Forrester grew 11% in the first quarter of 2009, 12% in the second, 16% in the third and 26% in the fourth.

Live from NRF: Consumers Want Cross-Channel Synergy  Jan 13, 2010 12:10 AM By Tim Parry

As a merchant, you may consider yourself to be multichannel. But the customer views your bricks-and-mortar stores and Website as one entity, according to a survey shown Monday at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention and Expo.

ComScore Says E-Commerce Sales Rose 5% This Holiday  Dec 31, 2009 9:56 PM By Tim Parry

Online purchasing behavior monitoring company comScore said that e-commerce spending from Nov. 1 through Christmas Eve was about $27 million, an increase of 5% over last year.

Gander Mountain Announces Plans to Delist  Dec 31, 2009 9:44 PM By Tim Parry

Multichannel outdoor gear and apparel merchant Gander Mountain took another step in its intent to go private on Dec. 29 when it announced plans to withdraw its shares of common stock from listing on the Nasdaq Global Market.

1-800-Flowers.com to Drop Partnership With Affinion  Dec 30, 2009 1:14 AM By Tim Parry

Multititle mailer 1-800-flowers.com said on Dec. 23 that that it will not renew its contract for third-party administration of its membership program with affinity marketing firm Affinion, and will eliminate data-passing of credit card information.

eBay Sees Surge in M-commerce Sales  Dec 29, 2009 3:10 AM By Tim Parry

E-commerce marketplace eBay said it saw a surge in m-commerce sales this holiday season.

La Tienda Opens First Retail Location  Dec 16, 2009 4:21 AM By Tim Parry

Spanish foods importer La Tienda opened its first retail store on Dec. 10 in Williamsburg, VA. Other than its proximity to its headquarters in nearby Toano, VA, why Williamsburg?

FedEx to Raise Ground Rates 4.9%  Dec 09, 2009 4:45 AM By Tim Parry

FedEx announced late last week that it will increase the standard list rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9%, effective Jan. 4. The increase will match a previously announced rate increase by rival carrier UPS.

LAUNCHES TWITTER PROMOTION  Dec 01, 2009 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

IN A MOVE TO INCREASE ITS PRESENCE on the Twitter and Facebook social media platforms, Sierra Trading Post is asking its customers to add the hashtag

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