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Quiet Logistics’ Robots at Work  Jul 10, 2013 3:48 PM By Erin Lynch

Wired has posted a new video introducing the ecommerce world to a few members of the robotic workforce at the Quiet Logistics order fulfillment center in Devens, Mass. According to the video, the robots, which have names such as Peanut Botter, Botter Rum, Juke Bot, Bot-B-Q, and Walter CaBot IV, require a five minute recharge every hour and have a 99.94% accuracy rate.

3 Tips to Get Ready for In-Store Pickup  Jul 10, 2013 1:41 PM By Jonathan Levitt

With Walmart offering in-store pickup via self-serve lockers, and Gap trying out “reserve-in-store,” it’s clear retailers are still trying to figure out the best method to bridge the online-offline experience. Here are three proven strategies retailers can use to nail the newest omnichannel shopping trend.

Office Depot-OfficeMax Merger Approved  Jul 10, 2013 1:22 PM By Daniela Forte

OfficeMax stockholders voted to approve the merger and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Office Depot. Office Depot stockholders voted to approve the issuance of shares of Office Depot common stock to OfficeMax stockholders pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger.

Wayfair.com Enters Partnership with Quill  Jul 10, 2013 11:27 AM By Daniela Forte

Home goods retailer Wayfair.com has joined forces with Quill a B2B office provider, to offer a selection of home and office products on Quill.com, according to a press release.

Office Oxygen Breathes New Life in the Workplace  Jul 10, 2013 11:12 AM By Erin Lynch

When Trainers Warehouse first launched in 1993 the most popular marketing tactic was the catalog. But when president Sue Landay decided to launch a sister retailer, Office Oxygen, earlier this year she quickly realized the power social media can have on brand exposure.

Foot Locker’s Acqusition of Runners Point Group is Official  Jul 10, 2013 10:13 AM By Erin Lynch

Foot Locker announced that it has officially acquired German-based specialty athletic retailer Runners Point Group. The acquisition of Runners Point Group represents a significant addition to Foot Locker’s European footprint, where it already operates more than 600 Foot Locker stores and had revenue of more than $1 billion in 2012.

Back-to-School Sales Expected to Jump 4.3% in August  Jul 09, 2013 2:13 PM By Erin Lynch

Retailers will get some good news at the start of the back-to-school season as ShopperTrak said it expects to see an increase in retail sales 4.3% compared to August 2012.

Accelerate Holiday Gift Sales with an Ecommerce Tune-up  Jul 09, 2013 1:18 PM By Monika Kochhar

Winter holidays are a decisive time for retailers. The National Retail Federation reports that the winter holiday season can represent up to 40% of annual retailer sales, with online gifting taking center stage. Deloitte’s 2012 Annual Holiday Survey recorded that nearly one-quarter of the people surveyed did most of their holiday shopping online. Emerging new […]

Merchants Look To Eco-Friendly Alternatives In Packaging  Jul 09, 2013 1:14 PM By Daniela Forte

The way merchants are packaging their products has changed over the years looking toward more eco-friendly alternatives along with enhanced branding on their packages.

Give DIY Consumers the Right Guidance with Site Search  Jul 09, 2013 1:00 PM By Geoff Brash

Given the wide variety and relative ease of ordering DIY goods online, it’s no surprise that consumers are turning to online merchants for their home or commercial design and repair projects.






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