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Speed Commerce Acquires Fifth Gear  Nov 24, 2014 4:50 PM By Tim Parry

The transaction provides Speed Commerce with a diverse list of marquee clients on long-term contracts, adds substantial fulfillment services assets, and solidifies the company’s position as one of the fastest growing providers of end-to-end ecommerce services.

OnTrac Partners With USPS to Deliver Final-Mile Service to Retailers  Nov 24, 2014 4:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

Regional carrier OnTrac, announced a new service, DirectPost, which will enable it to provide next-day and two-day ecommerce shipping at postal rates.

Petco to Acquire Drs. Foster and Smith  Nov 24, 2014 4:40 PM By Tim Parry

Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith, a leading veterinary-owned online pet supply company. The acquisition will unite one of the largest pet specialty retailers with one of the largest online pet retailers in the country.

Is Amazon Still the King of Online Customer Satisfaction?  Nov 20, 2014 3:27 PM By Tim Parry

Based on the preliminary consumer shopping data from the Answers Experience Index: 2014 U.S. Retail Report, Amazon is once again leading in online customer satisfaction. But its leadership is eroding. Here’s a look at who’s gaining on Amazon, and other key findings on holiday season behavior.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 19, 2014  Nov 19, 2014 1:41 PM By Daniela Forte

A listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers.

Idea of Apple Pay Growing on American Shoppers  Nov 19, 2014 1:32 PM By Tim Parry

Four out of 10 US online buyers like the idea of using a phone for payment instead of carrying around a wallet, according to The Bizrate Insights Apple Pay and Payment Security Study #1. But whether or not Apple Pay becomes the standard for wallet-less payment systems still remains to be seen.

Is Amazon Using Product Listing Ads?  Nov 19, 2014 11:59 AM By Jim Leichenko

Does Amazon’s recent Product Listing Ad activity in the French market mark the start of a new policy at the online retail giant, and will Amazon begin sponsoring PLAs in the U.S. and other markets? Only time will tell, but it’s something all merchants need to be aware of.

ShopRunner Partners with Alipay  Nov 15, 2014 9:56 PM By Tim Parry

ShopRunner has announced a new partnership with Alipay which will pave the way for Chinese online shoppers to buy directly from U.S. retailers’ ecommerce sites. Here’s why the ShopRunner-Alipay strategic partnership solves historic pain points for both Chinese consumers and U.S. retailers.

European Engineers Embrace Digi-Key for Online Component Sales  Nov 15, 2014 9:24 PM By Tim Parry

Digi-Key, a full-service provider of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in web traffic and online orders placed by design engineers in Europe. Here is why engineers in Germany, the UK, France and Italy, among other regions of Europe, are rapidly embracing Digi-Key as their go-to resource for electronic component selection and availability.

GENCO Marketplace Launches Redesigned Website  Nov 15, 2014 8:58 PM By MCM Staff

GENCO Marketplace, America’s largest wholesaler of retailer returns, has made major improvements to GENCOMarketplace.com, its flagship B2B website. Here’s a look at the enhancements.






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