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Amazon to Offer Sunday Delivery in the United Kingdom  Jan 22, 2014 11:36 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has announced that it will now offer Sunday deliveries to a number of customers in cities across the United Kingdom, and Amazon Prime members in the UK can now receive their packages on Sundays at no additional charge.

Untangling the Retail Supply Chain with Real-Time Analytics  Jan 22, 2014 8:24 AM By Dale Skeen

Retail supply chains are longer and more tangled than ever – the complexity of the data coupled with high customer expectations around service and reliability are taxing traditional approaches to supply chain management to their limits. In this article you will learn how to pinpoint problems faster, make adjustments quickly, prevent missed deliveries, and catch those out-of-stock situations before they can impact the customer.

Thinking About Expanding Into China? What You Need to Know  Jan 21, 2014 3:37 PM By Daniela Forte

Are you thinking about expanding globally into China with your brand? There may be some things you will want to think about before entering into the Chinese market with your business.

Amazon Patents Futuristic Fulfillment Process  Jan 21, 2014 3:07 PM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to draw an even larger gap between itself and its competitors, Amazon has been awarded a patent that could potentially ship products to consumers before they even place an order. Welcome to Amazon’s new, futuristic fulfillment.

Paid Search Sees Growth in Q4 2013  Jan 21, 2014 1:26 PM By Daniela Forte

The fourth quarter of 2013 saw growth for paid search, according to two separate industry reports. The holiday shopping season saw an increase in retail transactions of 26%, and retail revenue rose 34% on Thanksgiving and 24% on Black Friday.

Best Buy Blames Price Competitiveness in Holiday Sales Decline  Jan 16, 2014 4:26 PM By Erin Lynch

The competition in price played a major role in the declining 2013 holiday sales results at Best Buy, according to a statement released by the electronics retailer. In the nine week holiday period that ended on Jan. 4, Best Buy reported $11.45 million in revenue, down slightly from the 2012 holiday season of $11.75 million.

Shoppers Want Emails With Personalized Product Recommendations  Jan 15, 2014 3:54 PM By Daniela Forte

Online shoppers want emails featuring merchandise selected based on their own shopping habits, according to results from a Listrak-sponsored Harris Interactive survey.

Overstock.com Sees $130,000 in Sales with Bitcoin Payment Option  Jan 15, 2014 2:43 PM By Erin Lynch

Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne took to Twitter to announce that within 24-hours of implementing Bitcoin as a possible payment option, his company received $130,000 in orders paid in the crypto-currency.

Key Lessons to Think About Before Going Global  Jan 15, 2014 1:29 PM By Daniela Forte

The idea of expanding globally isn’t a new concept among merchants, but it is a concept that has many thinking about how to go about doing so.

Should Merchants Consider Expanding to Latin America?  Jan 15, 2014 11:31 AM By Erin Lynch

For years, when it came to which countries were at a similar stage of advanced and growing economic development, retailers have had their eyes on Brazil, Russia, India and China, affectionately known as BRIC. However, during this week’s National Retail Federation’s conference, the new buzzword was Latin America.






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