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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.

Sports Authority Begins Closing Retail Locations  May 26, 2016 2:11 PM By MCM Staff

Going out of business sales have officially begun at Sports Authority retail locations. See what plans have been put in place for the sports retailer’s liquidation process at its 450 U.S. locations.

Omnichannel Retailers Attempt to Save the Sale Only 7% of the Time  May 26, 2016 11:17 AM By MCM Staff

A new report from Kibo, the e-tailing group and Multichannel Merchant shows how leading omnichannel retailers are performing with buy online, pickup in store. According to the study, retailers can no longer wait on the sidelines to adopt this functionality. See what other insights the report brings to light.

Address Verification a Colossal Problem for Cross-Border Merchants  May 26, 2016 7:59 AM By Tim Parry

Cross-border merchants need more information on which fraud mitigation solutions are best for cross-border transactions, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ 2016 True Cost of Fraud Study. But ultimately, what LexisNexis wants merchants to go back to over and over is address verification. Here’s why.

Best Buy Keeps an Eye on Store Count as Ecommerce Growth Booms  May 25, 2016 3:56 PM By Mike O'Brien

Best Buy reported flat comps but 24% growth in ecommerce during the first quarter, as domestic revenue was down due to store closures and pricing pressure. Midway through its $400 million cost reduction effort, the company is keeping an eye on store count while playing up the importance of physical locations in its overall omnichannel customer experience.






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