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Lundgren Says States Will Benefit from Online Sales Taxes  Jan 15, 2013 1:31 PM By Tim Parry

Macy’s president and CEO Terry Lundgren says he doesn’t know when it will happen or how. But ultimately, he believes every consumer – and ecommerce merchant – will have to pay an online sales tax.

More Merchants Report Soft December Finish  Jan 11, 2013 12:04 PM By Tim Parry

This week, there are more up-and-down results coming in from crosschannel retailers. And two reports indicate spending overall was down in December.

Will Price-match Promise Help Boost Target?  Jan 09, 2013 4:37 PM By Tim Parry

If a customer buys a qualifying item at a Target store and then finds the identical item for less in the following week’s Target circular or within seven days on,,, or or in a local competitor’s printed ad, Target will match the price.

Killough Out as Delia’s CEO  Jan 08, 2013 9:49 PM By Tim Parry

Delia’s CEO Walter Killough has agreed to step down on April 1, four months before his contract is set to expire. The company has begun a search for a new CEO, and Killough may agree to continue to serve as CEO of Delia’s for a limited period of time after April 1, according to a press release.

Snapfish Catalog Drives Web Sales and Traffic  Jan 04, 2013 9:20 PM By Tim Parry

Old-school catalogers can learn a few lessons from an ecommerce pure-play’s annual holiday-season venture into print. Here are three key takeaways from this blog post about online photo printing and photo products seller Snapfish’s holiday catalog, written by Bill LaPierre for Datamann’s blog.

Potpourri Group Acquires Cuddledown  Jan 04, 2013 8:52 PM By Tim Parry

Potpourri Group announced yesterday that last month, it had acquired Cuddledown, Inc., a multichannel direct retailer of high-end bedding related products, for an undisclosed sum.

December Sales Results a Mixed Bag  Jan 04, 2013 12:01 AM By Tim Parry

Did the 2012 calendar year end on a high note for retailers? It depends on which retailers you ask. And in a case like Limited Brands, the answer could simple be “yes, no and maybe.” But indications are customers were buying from their desks during the workday or from their tablets in front of the television at night.

Last-minute Tips for Free Shipping Day Success  Dec 11, 2012 2:51 AM By Tim Parry

Free Shipping Day is Dec. 17, and more than $1 billion in ecommerce sales will be generated that day. To score sales wins on Free Shipping Day, merchants need to promote what discount they offer widely, while at the same time clearly communicating deadlines and limitations.

Editor’s Note: Everyone Needs a Backup Plan  Dec 01, 2012 10:30 AM By Tim Parry

Every merchant Shop Experience is Easy Like Cyber Monday  Nov 27, 2012 12:57 AM By Tim Parry

Baseball is a big sport, but you need tiny little fingers to navigate the Shop on an iPad. The left-hand nav and the dropdowns are tough to maneuver if you have fat fingers, or are just clumsy like me. But once I got to where I wanted to be

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