Blog ARCHIVE

I Am the Unusual Millennial  May 20, 2014 10:43 AM By Daniela Forte

I consider myself the unusual millennial. Last week, I read the article, “Millennials’ Behavior Is Good, Bad and Ugly for Retail” by Steve Wellen and couldn’t help but realize how my own shopping habits were so different than what he reported in the article.

Is Ship-from-store the Last Stand in the War on Amazon?  May 19, 2014 1:43 PM By Tim Parry

It’s hard to compete with Amazon Prime and is free two-day shipping, and few retailers have the customer base or the deep pockets to develop competitive programs. One thing merchants are doing to take on Amazon is to implement omnichannel ship-from-store programs. Buy fulfilling orders from their stores, ship-from-store provides a unique opportunity to level […]

Is Amazon’s Reign as Ecommerce King Over?  May 18, 2014 10:15 PM By Tim Parry

Walmart, JCPenney and Nordstrom all reported faster year-over-year ecommerce growth than Amazon for their respective first quarters. But does that mean Amazon’s reign on ecommerce is coming to an end?

Shutterfly’s Major Email Mistake  May 15, 2014 6:00 PM By Daniela Forte

This week, several friends and family members were sharing on their Facebook statuses that Shutterfly, an online photo printing service, had told them they were pregnant with a congratulatory email, the funny thing was, they were not expecting.

Why Not Pinterest?  May 09, 2014 2:06 PM By Daniela Forte

Pinterest seems to be the social media channel of choice these days for direct-to-consumer retailers. How are you, as a direct-to-consumer retailer, using Pinterest to your advantage?

From Intern to CTO: Bulu Box’s Caitlin Bales Graduates to C-Level  May 09, 2014 10:41 AM By Tim Parry

Here’s something you don’t see every day – someone trading in her mortarboard for a proverbial executive cap. But four months after she began an internship with Bulu Box, Caitlin Bales became the company’s chief technology officer.

Target Calls it Flexible, We Call it Omnichannel  May 09, 2014 7:26 AM By Tim Parry

In a Q&A with interim CEO John Mulligan for Target’s A Bullseye View blog, Mulligan says customers can expect to see a “more-flexible” Target in the future. Here’s a look at how Target is going omnichannel… or making life more flexible for its customers.

Amazon Launches “Shop From Within Twitter” Feature  May 05, 2014 6:09 PM By Tim Parry

Because we’ve all sat around telling ourselves we need to shop and tweet at the same time… If you are selling via Amazon, would you expect to make sales via #AmazonCart?

No Herschel Walker Comeback for Emmitt Smith  Apr 26, 2014 12:49 PM By Tim Parry

Herschel Walker says he could still play in the NFL at the age of 52. But Emmitt Smith says his Hall of Fame career is over.

David Ortiz, Barack Obama and Samsung Walk Into a Selfie  Apr 05, 2014 6:14 PM By Tim Parry

The White House is up in arms over the David Ortiz selfie. Something about President Barack Obama’s image not permitted for use in a commercial campaign. But what’s good for Samsung’s PR department is, hopefully, good for Multichannel Merchant’s SEO.






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