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Inventory Management, Lack of Ecommerce, Killed Building 19  Nov 10, 2013 10:57 AM By Tim Parry

Building 19 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and hired Gordon Brothers to liquidate the 10 remaining locations. The irony of New England off-price closeout retailer Building 19′s demise is that it started off in 1964 as a merchant that took advantage of other merchant’s misfortunes and failures.

I’m on Vacation This Week, and Here’s my Bitstrip to Prove It  Nov 03, 2013 7:55 AM By Tim Parry

By the time you read this blog post, you will probably already be sick of the Bitstrips phenomenon clogging up Facebook. And some people may be glad to know that my participation in Bitstrips probably means it has officially jumped the shark. You’re welcome, America.

WOW – 3D Printing Coming to Neiman Marcus  Oct 31, 2013 10:14 AM By Tim Parry

A few weeks back, I did a blog post about 3D printing possibly changing the way we all do business… And now, it appears it’s on its way to Neiman Marcus.

Boo: AdGooroo Unmasks Halloween Paid Search  Oct 30, 2013 10:41 AM By Tim Parry

Digital marketing firm AdGooroo did a post on its blog Monday to highlight the top Halloween paid search advertisers (based on AdWords impressions), as well as the top Halloween keywords (also based on AdWords impressions), between September 2012 and September 2013. The “Miley Cyrus Twerking” costume did not make the cut.

Merchants Need to Keep Calm and Carry On  Oct 29, 2013 2:37 PM By Tim Parry

It’s always something. Just when direct-to-customer merchants think they have a handle on their profit margins, something comes along to throw it into frenzy.

Hey Girl… Ride the Overly Suave IT Guy Meme  Oct 26, 2013 9:25 AM By Tim Parry

Obviously, the Overly Suave IT Guy meme may not be for every merchant or marketer… but if you sell consumer electronics, B2B networking systems, etc., the Overly Suave IT Guy meme could be a no-brainer.

When a Package is Just a Cardboard Box  Oct 14, 2013 2:31 PM By Tim Parry

Your customer should be able to take one look at the box on his front step and say, “Hooray, my order from (X Merchant) is here” without having to squint at the shipping label to determine the sender. Here’s why a branded box can make all the difference.

How 3D Printing Will Reinvent Commerce As We Know It  Oct 10, 2013 12:49 PM By Tim Parry

Michael Harvey’s opening session Oct. 9 at Fashion Digital NY was an eye-opener. Harvey, the COO of CorraTech, warned attendees that 3D printing will change everything we’re doing in the world of commerce.

100 Tweets from Fashion Digital NY  Oct 10, 2013 11:19 AM By Tim Parry

Did you miss it? Then you didn’t get to hear what Kate Spade New York CEO Craig Leavitt had to say about the company’s Kate Spade Saturday launch, Rebecca Minkoff co-founder and CEO Uri Minkoff’s views on customer-centric marketing or Clarins vice president of digital and ecommerce Han Wen’s take on user generated content.

6 Cute Kitten Memes That will Make You Go Follow @MCMerchant on Twitter  Oct 08, 2013 7:14 PM By Tim Parry

Kittens make everything better. Kitten memes make everything WAY better. So I created 6 cute kitten memes that will make you go follow us on Twitter. It’s not like you needed cute kitten memes to follow us, but they were fun to make. And here they are.






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