Executive ARCHIVE

Storified: Operations Summit 2013  Apr 26, 2013 9:13 PM By Tim Parry

Operations Summit 2013, the only conference exclusively about direct-to-customer operations and fulfillment, was held April 23-25 in Columbus, OH. Here are some of the top tips and testimonials from Multichannel Merchant’s show.

Prospecting for Growth and Rewriting the Rules of Business  Apr 24, 2013 12:11 AM By Bernard Luthi

As a big brand, it is dangerous to assume that because you can’t change something overnight your business can’t be agile. Rather businesses requires a forward thinking leadership team that isn’t afraid to risk changing direction and productivity in the short term for a long term gain.

FiftyOne Global Ecommerce Rebrands as Borderfree  Apr 15, 2013 10:32 AM By Tim Parry

FiftyOne Global Ecommerce has rebranded as Borderfree in an effort to further emphasize the company’s ongoing mission to enable U.S. retailers to transact with consumers in every corner of the globe. “Identifying as Borderfree allows us to more directly communicate our vision and mission to create an entirely ‘border-free’ global ecommerce experience for consumers and […]

Congress Forces USPS To Delay 5-Day Delivery Plan  Apr 10, 2013 4:17 PM By Daniela Forte

The U.S. Postal Service has delayed the implementation of its new five-day mail delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the USPS with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule…

Storified: Ron Johnson Out as JCP’s CEO  Apr 09, 2013 11:47 AM By Tim Parry

Ron Johnson is out as CEO of the troubled general merchant, and has been replaced by the man he replaced at the end of 2011, Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III. Here’s what’s being said on Twitter, via Storify, about the move. [View the story "Ron Johnson Leaves JCP" on Storify] Ron Johnson Leaves JCP After […]

Bloomberg: JCP’s Johnson’s Pay was Cut 96%  Apr 09, 2013 11:32 AM By Tim Parry

Not like we didn’t see the end of the Ron Johnson era coming at J.C. Penney… but on April 3, Bloomberg reported the ousted CEO’s salary had been slashed 96%. It wasn’t just Johnson, bonuses were not given to any of JCP’s executives. When hired, Johnson promised a $1 billion in profits in his first […]

Amazon’s Cure to Short-Term Thinking in Business  Apr 08, 2013 4:41 PM By Tim Parry

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, explores the main symptoms associated with the current plague of short-term thinking, how companies can begin growing again, and how the “Amazon Cure” and Jeff Bezos’ focus on innovation and investment help create long-term value.

Purchases Made From Mobile Devices Climbing Steadily  Apr 08, 2013 3:37 PM By Danielle Thomas

By the end of 2012, approximately 20% of all ecommerce sessions originated from mobile devices — smartphones and tablets. Projections say that level of consumer activity will increase steadily over the next three to five years. Fifty percent of online purchases could be mobile based by 2014, and become the primary conduit for consumer ecommerce by […]

Fraud Management Tools Have Several Benefits  Apr 08, 2013 3:10 PM By Erin Lynch

Fraud management tools have several benefits, according to a whitepaper by FirstData. For example, fraud management tools allow merchants to quickly adjust their scoring and resolution parameters in order to optimize results for their ever-changing business needs; they reduce staff time spent on manual order reviews; they can allow a company to stay up to […]

Returns Fraud Hurting Online Retailers  Apr 08, 2013 2:52 PM By Erin Lynch

The increase is due to several factors, including the impact of lost and/or stolen merchandise on the company’s bottom line and post-fraud costs from customer attrition.






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