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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

FedEx Facebook Posts Prompt Social Media Firestorm  Dec 26, 2013 9:41 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers are lashing out on Facebook at UPS and FedEx because Christmas gifts that were guaranteed to be under the tree did not arrive on time.

10 Weird Things I Think I’m Buying with my Amazon Gift Card  Dec 24, 2013 12:40 PM By Tim Parry

I figured I’d look for a few suggestions. That’s when I found Amazon Oddities and Weirdness: The Inexpensive Strange Stuff Want to see the 10 weird items I think I’m buying with my Amazon gift card? Then check out the following pages.

Is “Last Chance” a Powerful Sales Phrase?  Dec 23, 2013 4:58 PM By Tim Parry

Back in mid-October, I was surprised to see Halloween merchandise on sale at my neighborhood Walgreens. And I was kind of surprised over Black Friday weekend to see bright orange shelf tags on holiday merchandise.

IBM Predicts an Omnichannel Shopping World  Dec 18, 2013 8:04 AM By Tim Parry

In five years, new innovations will make buying local du jour once again, according to IBM’s 8th-annual IBM 5 in 5 list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years. Here’s why IBM predicts the decline of ecommerce and the rebirth of the in-store shopping experience.

6 Videos That Will Make Your Christmas Complete  Dec 17, 2013 7:10 PM By Tim Parry

Okay, in a way, this is a little off-topic, but there is some ecommerce stuff going on here. So take a break and check out these five videos that will make your Christmas complete.

Amazon Recruits RV Camper Community to Fulfill Holiday Orders  Dec 16, 2013 11:49 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has turned to an unusual source of seasonal hires to fulfill orders this holiday season: hundreds of workers who call RV campers their homes in Kentucky, Kansas and Nevada.

10 Things We Learned About Cyber Weekend 2013  Dec 04, 2013 4:15 PM By Tim Parry

Cyber Weekend 2013 is in the books… kind of, sort of, since some merchants extended Cyber Monday sales into Tuesday, and others even declared the week ending Dec. 7 “Cyber Week.”

Cyber Monday is Far From Dead  Dec 03, 2013 9:05 PM By Tim Parry

Adobe reported record Cyber Monday sales. IBM reported record Cyber Monday sales. comScore reported record Cyber Monday Sales. Rumors of Cyber Monday’s death have been greatly exaggerated.






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