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5 Reasons You Must Follow Mike O’Brien on Twitter  Nov 12, 2015 2:55 PM By MCM Staff

These days our Senior Editor Mike O’Brien is plenty busy doing many things for Multichannel Merchant so we thought we would give him a little shoutout by asking all of you, our readers to start following him on Twitter.

What We’ve Learned from Singles Day 2015  Nov 12, 2015 12:47 PM By Tim Parry

Rumor of a weak Chinese economy may have been greatly exaggerated: Singles Day 2015 came in like a lion, and went out like a lion. So what have we learned, so far, from Singles Day 2015?

Print and Web Catalogs Drive Superior Results for Omnichannel Retailers  Nov 12, 2015 11:23 AM By MCM Staff

EnterWorks, a market leader in master data solutions for transforming product information into persuasive and personalized content, said the combination of print and web catalogs is a defining element in omnichannel shopping experiences.

Deliv Acquires NYC Same-Day Provider Zipments  Nov 12, 2015 9:27 AM By Mike O'Brien

Same-day delivery provider Deliv is continuing its market expansion plan by acquiring New York same-day company Zipments, after acquiring WeDeliver in June.

The Big Fat Singles Day 2015 Pseudo Live Blog  Nov 11, 2015 11:33 AM By Tim Parry

While Alibaba reported Singels Day sales of $14.3 billion – up 60% from last year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival – the Chinese shopping holiday was not all about Tmall, Taobao and Alipay. Check out more highlights, facts, and figures in our pseudo-live Singles Day 2015 blog.

Free Trumps Speed for Holiday Shipping Policies  Nov 10, 2015 1:27 PM By MCM Staff

Free shipping is the top priority for shoppers when it comes to retail policies, with 72% of responding consumers planning to take full advantage, according to Deloitte’s 30th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.

Mobile Apps are Springboard for the Holiday Shopping Season  Nov 08, 2015 8:41 AM By Oren Levy

Despite the proliferation of shopping channels, a recent study published by Oracle and Edison Research indicates that last year Christmas sales via smartphones and tablets were up 55%, and 37% of all online sales (or 8.9% of all total retail sales) were made directly via a mobile device.

Amazon Seen As Primed for Move into Logistics, Transportation  Nov 06, 2015 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien

With Amazon reportedly looking to make its disruption move soon in the logistics game, what is their rationale, and how would it affect the major carriers?

5 Survival Tips for Launching Ecommerce Sites in Global Markets  Nov 06, 2015 9:40 AM By Chuck Whiteman

More and more retailers are discovering the wisdom of “going global” with their ecommerce strategies, and are launching localized websites into new international markets. It’s a smart bet. Done properly, such online expansion can deliver an immediate and sustained impact by increasing customers and profits. But this kind of growth isn’t always worry-free—after all, international […]

Alibaba is Ready For Singles Day 2015… Are You?  Nov 05, 2015 12:44 PM By Tim Parry

Alibaba is hoping all the omnichannel initiatives it plans to launch on Singles Day will help it make last year’s $9.3 billion look like chump change. Here’s a look at everything Alibaba is planning to do to make 11.11 Global Shopping Festival its biggest shopping day ever.

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