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Report: U.S. Same-Day Delivery Sales to Reach $4B by 2018  Oct 14, 2014 9:12 AM By Mike O'Brien

Multichannel Merchant talks to BI Intelligence senior analyst Cooper Smith about why he estimates U.S. same-day delivery sales will pass $4 billion by 2018.

UPS Access Point, My Choice Programs Expanded  Oct 13, 2014 12:46 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS Access Point pickup program is being expanded to all major U.S. metro areas by 2015. The company is also adding its My Choice program in 15 countries.

JC Penney Names New CEO Just Before the Holidays  Oct 13, 2014 10:52 AM By Daniela Forte

JC Penney has named Marvin Ellison, currently the executive vice president of stores at Home Depot, as its new president and CEO-designee effective Nov. 1, according to a press release.

What to Make of Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Store Launch  Oct 11, 2014 1:00 PM By Tim Parry

What we know is that the Amazon store has two loading docks, and a tremendous amount of foot traffic. It’s speculated that Amazon will use the store as a same-day delivery hub, and to process returns.

UPS Buys Global Ecommerce Firm i-parcel  Oct 07, 2014 2:02 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced today it has acquired U.S.-based global ecommerce enabler and logistics company i-parcel for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition complements UPS’s international cross-border logistics capabilities from the U.S. and U.K., now extending to more than 100 countries.

eBay to Finally Split Off PayPal  Sep 30, 2014 1:45 PM By Tim Parry

Creating two standalone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities in the rapidly-changing global commerce and payments landscape, and is the best path for creating sustainable shareholder value.

Amazon Debuts #AmazonWishList on Twitter  Sep 24, 2014 10:17 AM By Tim Parry

Customers who discover a Tweet from their favorite artist, expert, brand, or friend with an Amazon.com product link, can simply add “#AmazonWishList” to the reply on Twitter and the product is added to their Amazon Wish List.

Deloitte Forecast: DTC Holiday Sales to Increase 13.5% to 14%  Sep 24, 2014 9:38 AM By Tim Parry

How huge is Holiday 2014 going to be? Deloitte says overall holiday sales are expected to rise 4% to 4.5%, and digital interactions expected to influence 50% of retail store sales.

BCBGMAXAZRIA offers Free Shipping, Duty-free purchases, via Borderfree  Sep 24, 2014 6:48 AM By Tim Parry

BCBGMAXAZRIA Group has partnered with Borderfree to expand its international ecommerce capabilities to shoppers in 100 countries, with free shipping to all countries with a minimum purchase.

Study: Social Trumps Mobile for Retailers’ 2014 Holidays Spend  Sep 22, 2014 9:09 AM By Mike O'Brien

Retailers are spending more on marketing data capture than mobile heading into the 2014 holidays, based on a survey by Edelman Berland for eBay Enterprise.






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