Cross Channel ARCHIVE

USPS to See Real Time Tracking in All Locations by Years End  Jul 01, 2013 1:43 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.

Nearly 80% of Consumers Will Abandon Slow Mobile Sites  Jul 01, 2013 10:47 AM By Erin Lynch

What is the best way to lose a mobile shopper? According to a new report by Netbiscuits, it’s by not having a website optimized for tablet or mobile use. In fact, 76% of shoppers will abandon a mobile website if it’s not up to par.

Brands Head to Social Media for #Equality  Jun 27, 2013 10:38 AM By Erin Lynch

After the United States Supreme Court struck down Prop. 8 and DOMA this week, clearing the way for marriage equality, several brands took to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to show their support.

HoneyBaked Ham Company to Launch in Japan  Jun 25, 2013 10:10 AM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

The HoneyBaked Ham Company announced that after it’s 55-year history selling in the United States it will now expand to Japan with a storefront, an ecommerce site, sampling and a full marketing campaign specific to the region.

Macy’s to Have 500 Fulfillment Stores by End of 2013  Jun 24, 2013 1:51 PM By Erin Lynch

In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.

Is Free Shipping Now Essential for Retailers?  Jun 24, 2013 11:17 AM By Erin Lynch

Free shipping was once the goldmine for online retailers and what set you apart from your competitors. But as more and more retailers offer the service, is it now just something the shopper expects?

Twitter Reacts to Zimmer’s Termination  Jun 20, 2013 1:49 PM By Erin Lynch

Customers and fans of Men’s Wearhouse took to Twitter this week to express their displeasure in the retailer’s decision to fire founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer. Here are some of their tweets.

The Shopping Habits of the B2B Buyer  Jun 19, 2013 4:03 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to the buying preferences of B2B shoppers, suppliers need to start creating an online shopping experience similar to those in the B2C world. Translation: B2B websites need to be easy to use.

Men’s Wearhouse Fires Executive Chairman Zimmer  Jun 19, 2013 12:35 PM By Erin Lynch

While George Zimmer was able to guarantee the likeability of the suits at Men’s Wearhouse, he wasn’t able to guarantee his job as the Executive Chairman. The retailer announced his termination this week.

Amazon Launches Gift Card Program with Facebook  Jun 19, 2013 11:55 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has teamed up with Facebook and launched a new program that allows users of both services to band together to surprise friends on their birthday with an Amazon gift card.






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