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Nordstrom Rack Launches Integrated Online and Mobile Shopping Site  May 05, 2014 5:13 PM By Tim Parry

Nordstromrack.com is built on a shared platform with HauteLook, Nordstrom’s flash sale business, and gives customers access to shop Nordstrom Rack merchandise alongside HauteLook flash sale events.

FedEx Ground Will Apply Dimensional Weight Pricing to All Shipments  May 05, 2014 4:52 PM By Tim Parry

Currently, FedEx Ground applies dimensional weight pricing only to packages measuring three cubic feet or greater. This change will align the FedEx Ground dimensional weight pricing with FedEx Express by applying it to all packages.

Overstock.com Launches Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services  May 05, 2014 4:34 PM By Tim Parry

Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne made the announcement at the company’s annual partner conference.

How BuyAutoParts.com Negotiates with Carriers  May 05, 2014 4:06 PM By Tim Parry

Shipping costs are one of the largest bottom line expenses for direct-to-customer merchants. But how do you know when you should negotiate with your carrier for better terms and rates? Here’s advice from BuyAutoParts.com president and COO Matt Glauber.

Tale of the Tape: Fast Shipping vs. Free Shipping  May 05, 2014 3:24 PM By Tim Parry

Thanks to Amazon, same-day delivery is getting a lot of attention. But is it what ecommerce consumers really want? Find out in this infographic from eFulfillment Services.

Threadless Launches New Type Tees iPhone App  May 05, 2014 11:44 AM By Tim Parry

Global design community Threadless has launched Type Tees, a new mobile application that allows users to create custom text-based t-shirts instantly from their mobile devices.

Steinhafel Out as Target’s CEO  May 05, 2014 9:54 AM By Tim Parry

Following “extensive discussions,” with its board of directors, Gregg Steinhafel has stepped down as chairman, president and CEO of Target. The mass merchant has retained Korn Ferry to advise the board on a comprehensive CEO search.

The Ineffectiveness of Live Chat Greetings  May 05, 2014 8:32 AM By Tim Parry

On average, only every 12th greeting leads to a chat. However, there is a lot of room for improvement, as exemplified by some of the business using well-customized greetings.

Innotrac Adds 2nd Chicago-area DTC Fulfillment Center  May 01, 2014 7:58 PM By Tim Parry

Innotrac’s new facility is located in Romeoville, IL, a suburb of Chicago. The multi-client facility is 400,000 square feet in size, and will open early this summer.

Coach Sees 14% International Sales Growth  May 01, 2014 1:15 PM By Tim Parry

In fact, men’s represented 15% of Coach’s international sales in the third quarter, and continued to positively contribute to its comps.

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