Multichannel Merchant Week In Review The News, Commentary & Events that Shaped Commerce This Week

week of 4/1/2016
It's April, Fools!

Trader Joe's is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling.

April Fools' Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe's press release (and has since pulled it from the web).

Trader Joe's was far from the only April Fools' Day prankster. For example, there was...

Maybe you should click on through and find out which other pranks were played by merchants and brands... and check out the rest of the news of the week.…»

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65% of UK's Shoppers are Mobile
Mobile traffic in the UK made up 65% of all total ecommerce traffic in January, according to a March 2016 SimilarWeb report. Click through and find out how the UK's traffic compares to other countries, and why you need to keep mobile in mind when you go cross-border. …»
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The Debit Swipe Fee Cap is Still Too Damn High
A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs for retailers and consumers but is still higher than intended by Congress and should be lowered, according to the National Retail Federation. …»
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U.S. Retailers are Often Oblivious to Cross-Border Selling
Why aren’t more merchants looking to become cross-border sellers? Chuck Whiteman, Sr. VP Client Services at MotionPoint, says one reason is because merchants often are just oblivious to cross-border opportunities. In this Q&A with Multichannel Merchant, Whiteman, who is a keynote speaker at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global 2016, discusses the cross-border ecommerce journey…»
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