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UPS Testing Customer Pickup in New York and Chicago  Sep 05, 2014 5:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced last week it launched a customer pickup program trial in mid-July that allows people to pick up parcels from 172 retail locations in Chicago and New York.

Luxury Brands Yet to Fully Embrace Global Ecommerce  Sep 04, 2014 11:46 AM By Daniela Forte

While the global B2C ecommerce market is booming, there are luxury brands that have yet to embrace this sales channel, according to a press report by ystats.com. As a result, growing luxury ecommerce revenues have gone to online and multichannel retailers and flash sales sites.

Take Advantage of the Global Ecommerce Opportunity  Sep 04, 2014 9:35 AM By Mike O'Brien

If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity. Trends like slower growth in domestic ecommerce relative to other countries and increased website traffic from non-U.S. IP addresses are clear signals that legions of ready and willing online buyers await offshore.

Chalkfly Sees AOV Increase with Response Website  Sep 04, 2014 9:23 AM By Daniela Forte

Office and school supply ecommerce retailer Chalkfly saw a 33% increase in its average order value when it launched a re-designed fully responsive website. At the same time, Chalkfly leveraged SLI System’s search technology.

Determining the Right Global Fulfillment Strategy  Sep 04, 2014 9:13 AM By Daniela Forte

Fulfilling a product internationally is not an easy task; luckily there are ways to do it effectively if you are thinking of going the global route with your business.

Harry & David a Good Fit for 1-800-Flowers  Sep 03, 2014 10:37 AM By Daniela Forte

Industry experts said they were in favor of 1-800-Flowers acquiring specialty gift retailer Harry & David. 1-800-Flowers acquired Harry & David for $142.5 million.

Which Online Marketplaces Are Best for Your Business?  Sep 02, 2014 9:04 AM By Mike O'Brien

Jayson Humphrey, strategic partnership manager for ChannelAdvisor, offers key insights on how to create a winning strategy for online marketplaces.

Database Guru Arthur Hughes Dies  Aug 29, 2014 9:25 AM By Beth Negus Viveiros

Database marketing pioneer and author Arthur Middleton Hughes passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 20 at age 86 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Federal Court: FedEx Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors  Aug 28, 2014 6:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

A federal court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers who worked in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Assessing the Challenges of Going Global  Aug 28, 2014 9:51 AM By Daniela Forte

It will be scary, it will be difficult, but going global with your business is definitely an opportunity that retailers should be considering.






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