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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.

Improving Your Project Management with the Right Software  Nov 03, 2015 11:16 AM By Curt Barry

Typical software tools today combine collaborative content tools and project management tools. Here’s why collaboration and project management is a “mind set”, and should not be an opinion to allow managers to work outside the system.

SMS Engagement Can Amplify Mobile Results For Merchants  Nov 01, 2015 6:09 PM By Brian Heikes

By using SMS in a multichannel approach, brands couple the acceptance of SMS with app data on user behavior to deliver relevant reengagement messaging. Through the inclusion of SMS into their mobile app strategy, retail brands will enjoy additional consumer engagement, increased usage and higher sales and profits.

3 Holiday Retail Trends and 1 Keyword: Marketplaces  Nov 01, 2015 5:35 PM By Josh Neblett

In 2015, we have seen new marketplaces, increased loyalty, and additional membership opportunities. As we head into the holiday season, here are three retail trends to be thankful for and how to make them work for you.






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