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Shipping is the second largest cost center for most direct merchants, with labor being number-one, says Bill Kuipers, president of operations consultancy Spaide, Kuipers & Co. But if a merchant has a handle on its shipping contracts, it can make such free shipping offers work, he says.
Internet auction site eBay announce today that it will acquire ecommerce platform provider and online marketer GSI commerce for $2.4 billion. As part of the transaction, eBay said it will divest GSI
Is the $409 million price pharmacy chain Walgreens is willing to pay to acquire online counterpart Drugstore.com not enough? On March 24, the same day Walgreens and Drugstore.com announced the deal, at least two shareholder litigation firms said they …
L.L. Bean announced that starting tomorrow, it will offer its customers free standard shipping to all U.S. and Canada addresses.
To help it launch a broader home decor business, private sale ecommerce merchant Gilt Groupe has acquired social shopping site Decorati. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
A poor fourth-quarter performance hurt the annual sales of women
Anthony M. Romano has been named president/CEO of multititle cataloger Charming Shoppes, the company announced today
Troubled multichannel food gifts merchant Harry & David is being sued by a contact center vendor and by a former employee
Mobile search is on the rise, and this is a missed opportunity for merchants. According to a study released March 21 by performance marketing agency Performics, more than three-quarters of smartphone owners who use the mobile web more than once a day …
When it comes to children’s apparel and accessories, you don’t get more old-school than Carter’s or OshKosh B’gosh. But the brands, both owned by Carter’s, are hip to 21st-century social media.