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ExecutiveFeb 25, 2016 2:45 PM By MCM Staff
UPS took a big leap this week by investing in crowdsourced startup Deliv, getting a seat on its board and a front-row seat on its operating model. Stay tuned to see how the carrier is able to leverage this relationship to better understand and take advantage of the burgeoning sector of the on-demand economy.
ExecutiveFeb 04, 2016 12:03 PM By MCM Staff
Amazon was going to keep its store expansion plans a mystery. And Jeff Bezos would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those meddling CEOs. So is Amazon going to open 300 to 400 bricks-and-mortar stores as General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani said during its earnings call on Tuesday?
ExecutiveJan 28, 2016 3:04 PM By MCM Staff
It is probably not a coincidence that Amazon Payments and PayPal both announced record number of users following what’s been the most successful holiday season for mobile commerce.
ExecutiveJan 07, 2016 3:06 PM By MCM Staff
Despite all the doom and gloom news that came out of Macy’s, Inc. on Jan. 6, chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren said its omnichannel investments are paying off.
It’s hard to argue against that: In November and December, the company filled nearly 17 million online orders at macys.com and bloomingdales.com.
But Macy’s really has the same problem other omnichannel retailers are experiencing. They are sacrificing store-level salespeople at the expense of technology, and not finding a happy medium to make the omnichannel experience a positive one.
ExecutiveDec 18, 2015 3:13 PM By MCM Staff
A little Star Wars’d out lately? With “Star Wars: Episode VII” (AKA “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) having its much hyped and anticipated opening today, everybody is trying to get in on the action. And this also means Multichannel Merchant’s inbox has been flooded this week with all sorts of Star Wars stats and pitches.
ExecutiveOct 16, 2015 2:47 PM By MCM Staff
The major package carriers’ general rate increases for 2016 are rolling in… just in time for the holidays! Here’s a look at what the carriers are doing, plus the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world last week…
ExecutiveOct 02, 2015 12:00 PM By MCM Staff
And the first Christmas shoe of the 2015 holiday season has dropped… Staples has announced will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. I mean, really, a retail store not open on Thanksgiving Day? That’s sacrilege! I’m kidding, of course. This whole phenomenon of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day so shoppers could beat the Black […]
ExecutiveSep 25, 2015 12:09 PM By MCM Staff
The deadline for U.S. merchants to be on board with EMV technology is less than a week away. Here’s hoping the ecommerce world is prepared for the post-EMV world…
ExecutiveSep 18, 2015 11:31 AM By MCM Staff
Put down your pumpkin spice lattes, etailers… the 2015 Holiday Season is here! Well, at least it’s here for those in the retail industry. We all know this is the time to make any final tweaks and adjustments, and you can find some helpful hints, and more, in the latest Week in Review…
ExecutiveAug 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry
Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.