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Executive ARCHIVE

Oriental Trading Company Acquires SmileMakers  Feb 21, 2014 1:53 PM By Tim Parry

Oriental Trading Company has agreed to acquire SmileMakers, a direct retailer of patient giveaways and practice promotions for the dental and healthcare markets, as well as classroom incentives and aids to the education market, from Staples.

It’s Customer Experience, Not Customer Service, at Moosejaw  Feb 21, 2014 10:48 AM By Erin Lynch

As the associate project manager at Moosejaw Mountaineering, Jerry Hoopfer prides himself on the fact that his staff has an unwavering ability to take ownership of customer contact. Hoopfer took some time to get candid about customer service, social media, and who, in his opinion, is mastering the customer service space right now in this Q&A with Multichannel Merchant.

Men’s Wearhouse Takes on International Shipping  Feb 10, 2014 4:39 PM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to satisfy more customers and expand the brand’s reach across the globe, Men’s Wearhouse had joined the ranks of many American retailers opening up its ecommerce site for international shipping.

RibbedTee.com Founder Opens Up on Shipping Preferences  Feb 10, 2014 3:08 PM By Erin Lynch

Mike Schwarz, founder of RibbedTee.com, took the time to get candid with Multichannel Merchant about his own personal shopping habits, his shipping preferences, and what merchant he admires right now, and some other things you may not know about him.

USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%  Feb 10, 2014 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.

How Fairytale Brownies Tackles Big Operational Challenges  Feb 07, 2014 6:48 AM By Tim Parry

Life isn’t a piece of cake for small merchants, even if they sell something as sweet as brownies. David Kravetz talks about some of the ways Fairytale Brownies tackles the operational challenges they face as they compete in the marketplace.

Walmart Canada Expanding Reach with $500 Million Investment  Feb 05, 2014 8:48 AM By Erin Lynch

Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months in an effort to expand its network and its distribution and ecommerce operations.

One Kings Lane Hires New CTO  Feb 04, 2014 2:34 PM By MCM Staff

One Kings Lane announced it hired ecommerce veteran Arun Rajan as the new Chief Technology Officer. Rajan comes to One Kings Lane from Zappos, where he spent more than four years as chief technology officer.

Brooks Brothers Michael Moseman Gets Candid on Customer Service  Feb 04, 2014 2:00 PM By Erin Lynch

Michael Moseman, Director, Customer Contact Center at Brooks Brothers, got candid with Multichannel Merchant and discussed how he uses social media on a day-to-day basis, what merchant he thinks is mastering the art of customer service right now, and some other things you may not known about him.

Amazon Price Hike to Have Limited Effect on Subscribers  Feb 03, 2014 12:16 PM By Erin Lynch

Amazon announced late last week during its fourth quarter conference call to investors that it was planning on raising its Amazon Prime annual subscription of $79 to potentially $99 or even $119. Even though the increase may seem steep, many experts are saying the move will not hurt business.






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