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Bed Bath & Beyond Acquires One Kings Lane  Jun 15, 2016 11:57 AM By MCM Staff

Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. announced it has acquired One Kings Lane Inc. for an undisclosed sum. See what this will mean for both brands going forward.

ShipperHQ Partners with International Logistics Solutions  Jun 15, 2016 6:54 AM By Tim Parry

ShipperHQ has partnered with International Logistics Solutions (ILS) to make international shipping simpler and more cost-effective for small to medium sized merchants.

Staples Adds Same-Day Delivery in 8 Markets  Jun 14, 2016 11:39 AM By Mike O'Brien

Staples is jumping into same-day delivery rolling out the service for $14.99 an order in eight markets. It will eventually include B2B customers as well. See what this means in terms of Staples competition with Amazon and others in the wake of its derailed merger with Office Depot.

Ron Jon, Purdys Chocolatier, to Launch New Ecommerce Sites  Jun 09, 2016 7:04 AM By Tim Parry

Aptos announced at IRCE 2016 that Ron Jon Surf Shop and Purdys Chocolatier will launch new ecommerce sites with order management systems through its platforms. Here’s a look at the unique needs of the two very different merchants, and why Aptos was able to provide both with solutions that best fit their customers’ needs.

Bizrate Insights Launches New Abandonment Survey Platform  Jun 07, 2016 1:18 PM By MCM Staff

Bizrate Insights launched a new Abandonment Survey platform that now can recognize when a consumer is about to leave a retail website and triggers an invitation that gives retailers an opportunity to offer help and save the sale.

Nestlé Partners with Alibaba Group to Celebrate 150th Anniversary  Jun 06, 2016 5:36 PM By MCM Staff

Nestlé and Alibaba Group launched a unique digital commerce and marketing campaign in celebration of Nestlé’s Swiss heritage and passion for nutrition over the last 150 years. The six-month joint campaign leverages Alibaba’s online and mobile marketplaces, media platform, and rural services to make Nestlé’s products from around the world available for China’s consumers to enjoy.

BBB and Korea Consumer Agency Sign Cross-Border Dispute Resolution Agreement  Jun 06, 2016 3:14 PM By Tim Parry

The Council of Better Business Bureaus and the Korea Consumer Agency have signed an agreement to offer cross-border dispute resolution for Korean consumers who purchase goods and services from companies in North America, and for consumers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico who purchase from companies in the Republic of Korea.

Australia Post and Aramex Enter Into an Asian-based Joint Venture  Jun 06, 2016 1:51 PM By Tim Parry

Under the terms of the agreement, Australia Post and Aramex will enter into an Asian-based joint venture, targeting the global ecommerce market, with a particular focus on Asia.

Walmart Testing Drones for DC Inventory Management  Jun 06, 2016 1:18 PM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart has begun testing drones in its distribution centers for scanning inventory, completing in an hour what it would take two associates a month to do. This seems a more practical and easier to achieve use of the technology than home delivery, and will aid the company in its ecommerce fulfillment battle with Amazon.

Consumers Abandoning Shopping Carts Due to Slow Delivery Times  Jun 06, 2016 12:19 PM By MCM Staff

A study from same-day delivery provider Dropoff found that 60% of consumers have decided not to purchase from a retailer due to slow delivery times. See what else the study uncovered about ever-increasing customer expectations on shipping times.






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