Shipping ARCHIVE

USPS to See Real Time Tracking in All Locations by Years End  Jul 01, 2013 1:43 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.

Destination Determines Favorite Shippers in B2B World  Jun 18, 2013 4:14 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.

Rakuten CMO and COO Talks About Webgistix Acquisition  Jun 10, 2013 12:31 PM By Tim Parry

In this exclusive video, Rakuten CMO and COO Bernard Luthi tells Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry what this deal means to Rakuten, which is competing with Amazon and eBay in the U.S. market.

Rakuten Acquires Webgistix for Undisclosed Amount  Jun 05, 2013 11:44 AM By Erin Lynch

In an announcement made during the IRCE conference in Chicago this week, Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO of the global marketplace Rakuten, said his company has acquired Webgistix for an undisclosed amount of money.

Social Media Use Expected to Rise in Contact Centers  May 22, 2013 6:22 PM By Erin Lynch

While a focus on social media initiatives seems to be lacking in most contact centers as of late, a new Deloitte study has found that the use of social media is expected to rise within the next 24 months.

Neiman Marcus to Close Operations in China  May 20, 2013 6:35 PM By Erin Lynch

Neiman Marcus has notified its suppliers that it will be closing its Chinese warehouse citing a change in business model.

Senate Approves Internet Sales Tax  May 07, 2013 2:05 PM By Erin Lynch

The Senate has approved the long-anticipated internet sales tax proposal, which would require shoppers to pay sales tax for most of their online purchases, and it has earned mix reviews from retailers across the country.

Mobile Ready Contact Centers Gaining Speed  May 06, 2013 7:44 PM By Erin Lynch

Is your contact center ready to go mobile? With smartphone use continually growing, more and more shoppers are going to look for a mobile ready contact center.

Shipping and Returns Cause Headaches for Canadian Customers  Apr 29, 2013 9:26 PM By Erin Lynch

Free shipping and free returns policies play a major role in the shopping habits of Canadians, according to a Forrester report, even if it means making purchases in the United States in search of the best deal.

Majority of Canadian Shoppers Feeling Shortchanged  Apr 29, 2013 3:59 PM By Erin Lynch

According to a new report by Forrester, 80% of Canadian shoppers have purchased from an American or another international online retailer because they could not find the products they wanted in Canada.






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