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

week of 8/26/2016
Roland Smith Retiring, Office Depot Reorganizing Executive Committee
With its merger with office supplies rival Staples off the table, Office Depot, Inc. is taking care of business. Office Depot is reorganizing its executive committee to better align with a three-year strategic plan unveiled by the company during its second quarter earnings call earlier this month. And that includes the retirement of its CEO, Roland Smith. …»
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Wayfair Launches Patio Playground Virtual Reality App
Wayfair announced the launch of Patio Playground, the brand’s first-party virtual reality application, available on the Oculus Rift Experiences store. See how this will benefit the brand and what the application will include for consumers. …»
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The USPS Ups Its Ecommerce Parcel Game
Quick question: Which of the Big 3 U.S. parcel carriers delivers the most ecommerce packages? Surprise: It's the United States Postal Service. So why are ecommerce merchants shifting their shipments to the USPS? Multichannel Merchant dove into this topic, and got some answers from some small- and medium-size merchants. …»
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Several Brands Remove Ryan Lochte’s Sponsorships
It was not a good week for Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who recently admitted to fabricating a story that he and his teammates were held at gun point during the Olympic games in Rio De Janiero. Several brands have pulled out of sponsoring Lochte moving forward, see which brands these are. …»
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Christmas in August: 7 Ways to Prepare Now for the Holiday Shopping Season
While consumers are still winding down summer vacations and gearing up for back to school, those in the retail business know preparations for the holiday shopping season have already started. Here are seven tips to prepare your ecommerce site and other digital properties for the holiday shopping season.…»
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