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NewsDec 23, 2014 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien
The USPS OIG said the USPS has been inefficient in handling Sunday deliveries for major customer Amazon, leading to over $350,000 in additional costs.
NewsDec 23, 2014 1:48 PM By Mike O'Brien
Google is seeing gains in its Google Express same-day delivery service this holiday season, as it looks to claw back ecommerce search traffic lost to Amazon.com because more consumers are going there for product research.
According to Google, as cited in an article by Bloomberg, Google Express handled 50% more toys in the two weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday, while sales of books rose more than 30%.
NewsDec 23, 2014 8:22 AM By Tim Parry
Dov Charney has been terminated as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel, the company he founded in 1989. Paula Schneider will become Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 5.
NewsDec 22, 2014 4:33 PM By Mike O'Brien
eBay said 83 businesses – including online merchants as well as retailers with physical stores – have joined its eBay Local pilot program in Brooklyn, NY., offering a range of delivery options, including $5 same-day and in-store pickup, to consumers through eBay’s website and mobile apps.
The Brooklyn trial is taking place as the company shifts the focus of Amazon Local more toward its core marketplace sellers, with less emphasis on major retailers.
NewsDec 22, 2014 2:45 PM By Mike O'Brien
As the 2014 retail seasonal shipping peak roars to a close, the major carriers are seeing their numerous upgrades and investments put to the test.
NewsDec 22, 2014 9:43 AM By MCM Staff
Staples says malware was deployed to some point-of-sale systems at 115 of its more than 1,400 U.S. retail stores in September. Here’s what transaction data was accessed at affected stores.
NewsDec 19, 2014 1:43 PM By MCM Staff
More than three-quarters of those polled by the National Retail Federation cite organized retail crime as impacting return fraud rates.
NewsDec 18, 2014 4:04 PM By MCM Staff
CommerceHub and Mercent unite to enable an end-to-end offering from demand to doorstep. The deal is expected to be finalized in January.
NewsDec 18, 2014 9:55 AM By Tim Parry
With ongoing advances in mobile Internet technology, ecommerce in China continues to shift from desktop computers to smartphones and other mobile devices. For the country as a whole, the percentage of mobile transactions to total transactions was 54% this year, up from 22% last year.
NewsDec 18, 2014 9:44 AM By Mike O'Brien
Continuing on its juggernaut of instant fulfillment of all kinds of stuff from “the anything store,” Amazon today announced Prime Now, a service that will allow Prime members in New York to receive household items like paper towels and laundry soap in as little as an hour via a mobile app.
The app, which is available in iOs and Android versions, give Prime members in select New York neighborhoods free two-hour delivery; the one-hour version costs $7.99 per order. The company’s much-touted facility on West 34th St. in Manhattan will serve as the fulfillment hub.