Taking the “E” out of Ecommerce Platforms

| Tim Parry

As omnichannel technology and customer demands grow, ecommerce platforms are evolving into “commerce platforms,” and even “unified commerce platforms.” So whether or not you have a brick-and-mortar presence, how do you determine your present and future platform needs?

Michael Dubin Grew Dollar Shave Club Into a Lifestyle Brand

| Tim Parry

Dollar Shave Club founder and CEO Michael Dubin shared a dirty little secret with CNBC reporter Courtney Reagan as the two shared the main stage at Shoptalk on Tuesday, May 17. Men don’t like to shave. Here’s how Dubin transformed his 5-year-old company from a commodity into a lifestyle brand that has got men on board with personal grooming.

Unified Commerce and the Customer Experience

| Tim Parry

The role of retail shopping is shifting, and that is why it is vital for retailers to put themselves in the position of meeting the customers’ demands. This resulting report by the e-tailing group and Multichannel Merchant takes take an in-depth look at unified commerce and how you can make it work for your brand.

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Alibaba and JD.com Continue Double Digit Sales Growth

| Tim Parry

Rumors of China’s poor economy may be greatly exaggerated, based on double-digit sales growth reported this month by marketplace leaders Alibaba and JD.com. Here’s a look at how well both marketplaces are performing… and why a self-reported surge by Amazon.cn should keep both Alibaba and JD.com on their toes.

World First Launch Helps Online Sellers Worldwide Sell in Japan

| Tim Parry

By removing unnecessary hurdles like the need to open a local bank account, World First is helping international sellers tap into Japan’s thriving ecommerce market and grow their online business by transferring sellers’ sales revenues home quickly, conveniently and economically.

Sports Authority Calling it Quits

| Tim Parry

Sports Authority won’t come out of bankruptcy as an independent company and instead wants to sell off all its holdings, according to a report from The Denver Post.

Coach Bags More Than 300 Jobs

| Tim Parry

Even though struggling Coach Inc.’s sales rose 13% in the third quarter, the accessories merchant announced Tuesday that it will bag more than 300 positions worldwide, representing about a 10% decrease in its global corporate staff. That includes these two top-ranking company officials.