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Prank You Very Much: How Retailers Celebrated April Fool’s Day  Apr 01, 2014 7:11 AM By Tim Parry

Online cigar sampling? Chocolate flooring? Robot dog sitters? Oh, Schtick! Here’s a look at how retailers such as CafePress, Hammacher Schlemmer and Legendary Whitetails engaged with their customers on April Fool’s Day 2014.

13 iStock Images of Cats in Cardboard Boxes  Mar 24, 2014 12:31 PM By Erin Lynch

While searching around for images relating to “package fill” and “recycled cardboard” we kept getting bombarded with images of cats in cardboard boxes. So, without further ado, here are 13 of the best iStock images of cats in cardboard boxes.

28 More Tweets from MRCVegas14  Mar 24, 2014 7:25 AM By Tim Parry

And I’m back from the Merchant Risk Council Ecommerce Payments and Risk Conference… Jet-lagged from 3 and a half days in Las Vegas (if you include the red eye back home). But before I hit the office hard this morning, I wanted to bring you 28 more tweets from the last day (Day 4 or […]

The Post About Fast Food and Fraud: MRCVegas14  Mar 20, 2014 9:55 AM By Tim Parry

Here a burger, there a burger, let’s put a hold on Tim’s card…

25 Tweets from Day 1 of #MRCVegas2014  Mar 20, 2014 8:32 AM By Tim Parry

Did you miss Day 1 of the Merchant Risk Council Ecommerce Payments and Risk Council? Here’s a look back at some thought leadership, fun and a-ha moments from Las Vegas. [View the story "#MRCVegas14 Day 1" on Storify]

Skiing at the Merchant Risk Council Conference  Mar 19, 2014 6:37 PM By Tim Parry

The last thing I thought I’d do in Las Vegas this week was strap on a pair of ski boots. Okay, the last thing I EVER thought I’d do was strap on a pair of ski boots. But Digital River’s John Phillips coaxed me into giving their skiing simulator a shot today at the MRC […]

Will Marketplaces Devour Ecommerce?  Mar 17, 2014 6:44 PM By Ellen Shannon

At Catalyst 2014, ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo was referring to the growing dominance of marketplaces, notably Amazon’s and eBay’s, and the fact that marketplaces are outpacing the growth in general ecommerce websites.

What You Missed at eTail West 2014  Mar 12, 2014 1:04 PM By Daniela Forte

If the unusually cold tempuratures wasn’t the topic of conversation at eTail West in San Antonio last week, mobile was. It was the talk among several sessions throughout the conference in some capacity or another. Utilizing mobile and offering a personalized experience across channels for customers was a priority among many.

The Men’s Wearhouse-Jos. A. Bank Battle Went Like This  Mar 11, 2014 3:13 PM By Tim Parry

It was like The Men’s Wearhouse kept calling and Jos. A. Bank would yell, “‘taint enough, call back” and hang up. We’ll do some serious reporting on this $1.8 billion acquisition soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the clip.

Don’t Say That  Mar 09, 2014 2:22 PM By Herschell Gordon Lewis

A quick question whose answer should pop into your mind within three seconds: What benefit does “but” have that “however” lacks? You’re putting a commanding finger on an almost-invisible way to add or lose power in a 21st-century email solicitation.






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