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FreshAddress Sends a Holiday Video Greeting  Dec 17, 2014 5:10 PM By Tim Parry

I’m glad this was in my inbox today: FreshAddress made my holiday season a little happier! Did your company do a video Christmas card? Send me a link!

FedEx Corp. Goes on a Holiday Shopping Spree  Dec 16, 2014 8:05 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx is doing a little holiday shopping of its own: On Monday, FedEx announced it would acquire GENCO, and on Tuesday, it acquired Bongo International. Here’s a look at the acquisitions.

FedEx Avoided a Nightmare Before Christmas  Dec 16, 2014 12:12 PM By Tim Parry

By now, everyone has probably heard the news: Post by Multichannel Merchant. All I can say is this: Accidents happen. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported. The packages can be replaced, but lives can’t.

Private Equity Firm Acquires PetSmart  Dec 16, 2014 9:49 AM By Tim Parry

PetSmart has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2. The transaction would be valued at approximately $8.7 billion

Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities  Dec 11, 2014 7:05 AM By Tim Parry

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers, spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically. Here’s a look at where customers prefer to buy cross-border, and what motivates them to buy.

How Omnichannel Can Fail at the Brick and Mortar Level  Dec 08, 2014 10:04 AM By Tim Parry

If you consider the entire month of November the holiday season, then (as a customer) I’ve had three instances of omnichannel fails this holiday season. And all three fails were at the brick and mortar level. Here’s the quick rundown: Walmart The outdoor trail shoe I wanted was in-stock in store, and I decided I’d […]

Tax Group Targets Alibaba in Campaign  Dec 04, 2014 10:51 AM By Tim Parry

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness launched a television advertising campaign against Alibaba this week to educate lawmakers on what it calls an imminent threat to U.S. retailers. But are AMSF’s claim against Alibaba true?

Cyber Weekend Proves Mobile Commerce Has Arrived  Dec 03, 2014 12:58 PM By Tim Parry

Mobile commerce has arrived, and proved to be a game-changer this Cyber Weekend. Here’s a look at what drove shoppers to their smart phone, and a look at some retailers’ mobile commerce success stories.

Rue La La Sees Continuing Mobile Adoption  Dec 03, 2014 6:39 AM By Tim Parry

Rue La La has a leadership in mobile penetration because of the very nature of its flash sales business. In this video, Rue La La CEO Steve Davis talks about why Thanksgiving shows the ongoing adoption of that channel by consumers, and why retailers need to step up to the plate.

Cyber Monday Still the King for eBags  Dec 02, 2014 3:17 PM By Tim Parry

Thanksgiving was a great day for eBags, and so was Black Friday. But eBags President and COO Rob Cassidy says Cyber Monday is still the king of cyber holidays. In this video, Cassidy talks about how eBags did this Cyber Weekend, and how he predicts the rest of the 2014 holiday season playing out.

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