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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.

Staples Pilots Interactive Store Map for iPhone App  Jun 03, 2016 7:28 AM By Tim Parry

Staples today announced a new interactive store map feature available on the Staples iPhone app that will create an easier and more convenient in-store shopping experience for customers. See how it complements Staples’s other online and offline commerce initiatives.

Target Shutting Down Curbside Pickup Trial  Jun 02, 2016 5:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

After a 22-month trial, Target later this month will shut down a pilot program with Curbside that allows shoppers to grab their purchases in front of the store. The retailer said it wanted to devote more efforts and resources to its core omnichannel offerings like the Cartwheel app, in-store pickup and ship from store.

Silicon Valley Veterans Launch Curateurs.com  Jun 02, 2016 11:41 AM By MCM Staff

Founders of Karmaloop and UpscaleHype announced the launch of Curateur.com, a website of men’s fashion. See what the new site has to offer.

Alternative Payments Launches New International Payment Solution  Jun 01, 2016 1:34 PM By MCM Staff

The global e-commerce company AlternativePayments.com has launched a new international payments solution. See how this new solution will help etailers

Salesforce Acquires Demandware for $2.8 Billion  Jun 01, 2016 10:01 AM By MCM Staff

Salesforce, the customer success platform and a CRM company, and Demandware, a provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Salesforce will acquire Demandware.

Staples CEO Ron Sargent to Step Down  May 31, 2016 5:17 PM By MCM Staff

Staples Inc. announced that its CEO Ron Sargent will step down from his post effective June 14. See who will be taking on as interim CEO while the office-supply company looks for a new CEO.

Amazon to Open Second Fulfillment Center Outside Chicago  May 26, 2016 3:02 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon announced plans to open a second fulfillment center in Joliet, IL, outside Chicago, to complement one opened last year, as it continues to expand its massive network to service 50 million-plus Prime members and marketplace sellers with guaranteed two-day deliveries as well as same-day service.






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