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Macy’s Sees Omnichannel, Same-Day Delivery as Competitive Advantage  Nov 13, 2014 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

Macy’s Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet told analysts the company’s retail network gives it an advantage in the ever-more-crowded same-day delivery sweepstakes, as well as in omnichannel fulfillment.

Alibaba Reports Singles Day Sales Up 62% to $9.3B  Nov 11, 2014 2:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

While Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day 2014 – 11.11 – the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, up 62% from 2013, the global phenomenon has yet to make a significant impact in the U.S.

Uber Snatches Google’s Same-Day Delivery Head  Nov 10, 2014 3:24 PM By Daniela Forte

Google confirmed that Tom Fallows, the head of Google Express, its same-day delivery service is leaving for Uber, a car-hailing service. See what this will mean for Google Express.

Borderfree and Alipay Join Forces this Holiday Season with New Pilot Program  Nov 10, 2014 2:48 PM By Daniela Forte

Borderfree is collaborating with Alibaba’s e-payments service provider Alipay to launch five American retailers in a new pilot program this holiday season, see which retailers are part of the program

Customers, Employees Hit By USPS Data Breach  Nov 10, 2014 2:07 PM By Mike O'Brien

A USPS data breach this fall affected personal information of up to 800,000 current and former employees as well as regulatory groups that oversee it, the agency reported. However no customer credit or debit card information was compromised, and USPS operations were not affected.

ChannelAdvisor Acquires E-Tale Holdings Limited  Nov 07, 2014 8:52 AM By Daniela Forte

ChannelAdvisor, a cloud-based ecommerce solutions provider, announced it has acquired U.K.-based company E-Tale Holdings Limited, which offers a global “Where to Buy” solution.

USPS to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During Holiday Season  Nov 06, 2014 1:41 PM By Daniela Forte

With online retailers shipping more products to their customers, the demand for package service has grown. The USPS is adding package delivery on Sundays to prepare for the heavy shipping season.

Chinese Government to Ecommerce Firms: Keep Singles Day Legit  Nov 05, 2014 1:53 PM By Mike O'Brien

Ahead of Singles Day 2014, the Chinese government is warning ecommerce firms, including Alibaba and JD.com, to do all they can to keep all transactions free of fraud. The warning was issued based on numerous consumer complaints from past years.

BlueSnap Powers Global Payments for Yoyo  Nov 05, 2014 9:55 AM By MCM Staff

Global payment gateway BlueSnap announced today that Yoyo, a mobile marketing and payments platform, has selected BlueSnap to power its international transactions.

Walmart Offers Free Shipping on Top 100 Items through Dec. 20  Nov 03, 2014 3:06 PM By Mike O'Brien

In its never-ending ecommerce battle with rival Amazon, Walmart announced the availability of free shipping on its top 100 gifts, as selected by its buyers, through Dec. 20.






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