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DirectBuy’s Member Experience Dramatically Improved with New Ecommerce Platform  Aug 27, 2015 5:45 PM By MCM Staff

DirectBuy, the buying club that provides members with exclusive access to over a million products from hundreds of brands without hidden retail markup, continues its multi-year makeover with the launch of the all-new “My DirectBuy” member website.

In Through The (Direct-to-Customer) Outlet Door  Aug 27, 2015 4:59 PM By Luke Frandrup

When manufacturers have inventory to move, many are tempted to liquidate it – which may be quick and easy, but also has many disadvantages. Luke Frandrup, associate vice president of client success at Digital River, discusses how opening a direct-to-consumer outlet can help maximize merchants’ online sales.

Why is an Ecommerce Game-Changer  Aug 27, 2015 3:44 PM By MCM Staff

International airfreight comparison site ParcelHero, an ecommerce fulfilment specialist, says will be a game-changer in the industry, thanks to its unique cost saving approach to logistics.

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season  Aug 27, 2015 2:51 PM By MCM Staff

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late deliveries have the biggest impact on retailers’ bottom line.

HSN’s Distribution Center Consolidation Will Speed Up Delivery Times  Aug 25, 2015 12:09 PM By Tim Parry

HSN’s plan to consolidate its Roanoke, VA distribution center with its DC in Piney Flats, TN, will lead to faster delivery times for its customers, CEO Mindy Grossman said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call earlier this month.

What Role Does Pricing Strategy Play in Establishing Brand Trust?  Aug 25, 2015 10:39 AM By Channie Mize

Trust is an important factor in achieving commercial success for retailers, particularly in the highly competitive US market. One of the ways that retailers earn trust is through their pricing strategies, but it’s a lot more complex than simply who is the cheapest.

Some Quick Distribution Center Fixes Before the Holiday Season  Aug 25, 2015 10:26 AM By Curt Barry

Even though fall is just about upon us, there is still a window of opportunity to make sure you’re distribution center is ready for this year’s holiday peak season. If you’re starting from scratch, or learning from last year’s lessons, here are a couple quick assessments and fixes to help get your distribution center facility, staff and operations prepped and ready for this year’s peak season.

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials  Aug 21, 2015 4:36 PM By MCM Staff

In a week heavy with retail financials from major companies, there were some clear winners and losers. Sees Success with Website Redesign  Aug 20, 2015 4:54 PM By Daniela Forte, an online artist community showcasing original art of both established and emerging artists from around the world announced the completion of its fully responsive design and optimization of its website. See what results it has gained since its roll out.

Target Aims at Being a Digital Leader  Aug 20, 2015 3:01 PM By Daniela Forte

Target is making active plans to become a leader in digital as it moves forward to the rest of the year. See what plans Target has in place for the rest of 2015.

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