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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.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Join Me at the Operations Summit  Mar 06, 2014 1:52 PM By Erin Lynch

We are just a few weeks away from the 2014 Operations Summit and we have an insane line up of speakers and probably the best series of sessions in the shows history. But if that doesn’t convince you, hopefully these reasons will!

Congratulations on the Oscar, Jared Leto… Whoever You Are…  Mar 03, 2014 1:13 AM By Tim Parry

This may sound like something I’m making up… But I have never seen Jared Leto act. Nope, never saw a single movie or show he’s in, and I probably couldn’t tell you anything about the band he’s in. And I’m getting hell for it on Facebook. Really. How dare I say I never saw “Fight […]

Netflix Spoofs Amazon Drones  Feb 26, 2014 11:52 AM By Erin Lynch

It turns out Amazon is not the only online merchant looking to get into drone fulfillment capabilities. Netflix, taking jabs at its streaming video competitor, has announced its own delivery service, “Drone 2 Home,” in a recent video mocking the futuristic service.

U.S. Needs to Pay Attention to Canada’s Delivery Decisions  Feb 24, 2014 11:59 AM By Erin Lynch

With the U.S. population now jumping to their computers or mobile devices to shop or communicate with a friend or loved one, the USPS needs to look at ways to cut costs in order for it to survive and community mailboxes and cutting delivery days appears to be one of the best answers out there.

7 Takeaways from IR Focus Orlando  Feb 23, 2014 10:51 AM By Tim Parry

IR Focus: Web Design + Mobile Commerce 2014 was held earlier this month in Orlando. Here are 7 takeawys from IR Focus sessions that you can use as you enhance and update your marketing campaigns and ecommerce sites.






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