Here’s the Digital Birthday Card I Made for My Wife  Jan 27, 2014 12:33 PM By Tim Parry

On Saturday, my wife’s 45th birthday, I made her this digital birthday card. Since our Facebook friends liked it, I decided to post it here, too.

Don’t Say That…  Jan 15, 2014 3:04 PM By Herschell Gordon Lewis

A major direct marketer sent me (and, I assume, you and a couple of million others) an unsolicited email. In the classic Big Brother tradition, it says, “We invite you to apply for….” Sees $130,000 in Sales with Bitcoin Payment Option  Jan 15, 2014 2:43 PM By Erin Lynch CEO Patrick M. Byrne took to Twitter to announce that within 24-hours of implementing Bitcoin as a possible payment option, his company received $130,000 in orders paid in the crypto-currency.

Multichannel Merchant Launching Global Ecommerce Conference  Jan 15, 2014 12:51 PM By Ellen Shannon

The call for speakers is open for Growing Global, Multichannel Merchant’s first-annual global ecommerce conference, which will be held July 15-16 in Long Beach, CA. Click to find out how you can participate in this exciting conference.

NRF’s “Talking Shop” Event Not the Same Without “The Rev”  Jan 14, 2014 3:23 PM By Tim Parry

The Rev was much more than a bathroom attendant. The Rev was a legend, a 21 Club fixture, if you will.

Sears Holdings Tries to out-JCP JCP, but Fails  Jan 10, 2014 9:36 AM By Tim Parry

Remember that epic November tweet-off between J.C. Penney and Kmart? Well now their parent companies are fighting to see who can produce the more obscure holiday sales results press release. JCP wins this round of the Retalympics, but Sears Holdings gave JCP a run for its money… twice… Sears Holdings yesterday provided an update on […]

JCP Wins the Award for Most Obscure Holiday Sales Results Release  Jan 09, 2014 11:51 AM By Erin Lynch

JCP has just released the shortest, oddest, and vaguest press release concerning its results from the 2013 holiday season.

6 Fearless Predictions for 2014  Jan 02, 2014 11:36 AM By Tim Parry

An earlier holiday season, a big global push and more a big year for the United States Postal Service. These are just a few of Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry’s fearless predictions for 2014.

Multichannel Merchant’s Best of 2013  Jan 01, 2014 3:42 PM By Tim Parry

2013 was a big year for ecommerce, omnichannel commerce, multichannel commerce, etc. And on the following pages, I bring you the 30 most-popular pieces of content viewed on Multichannel Merchant’s website in 2013.

12% of Christmas Gifts Ordered at Standard Cutoff Dates Did Not Arrive  Dec 27, 2013 2:14 PM By Tim Parry

Eight retailers (32%) failed to deliver by Christmas in at least one of the three regions. Of all 75 orders we placed, 12% missed the delivery estimate. And according to StellaService, all but one of these orders were shipped using UPS

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