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U.S. retailers and brands who use Borderfree’s platform saw their online same-store sales to international consumers rise 50% this Black Friday compared to last year, according to information provided by the global ecommerce technology provider.
U.S. based footwear merchant Skechers announced that it is planning a major investment and technology upgrade to its European distribution center in Belgium. These investments will improve performance and prepare the facility for a future expansion.
Like it or not, retail stores will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day (or Thanksgiving Night) so mobs of consumers can get great deals on flat panel televisions, iPads, toys, apparel and more. Here’s why bricks-and-mortar feels the need to compete with ecommerce.
Walmart Stores Inc’s board of directors has elected company veteran Doug McMillon to succeed Mike Duke as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1. McMillon was also elected to the company’s board of directors effective immediately.
UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average net of 4.9%, UPS announced Nov. 21.
With the rise of big data and social analytics this holiday season, it won’t be too difficult for Santa to figure out what his consumers want for the holidays, according to this infographic by McCann Truth Centra
While merchants have been putting forth most of their efforts into creating a customer-centric approach in the contact center and the warehouse, the top initiative by executives moving forward is to also create a customer-centric supply chain.
Staples as a whole did $6.1 billion in sales during its fiscal third quarter. However, that equates to a decrease of 3.8% compared to the same period in 2012. Its ecommerce and B2B sales, however, were positive.
Best Buy’s third-quarter domestic online revenue increased 15.1% to $499 million, the company said Nov. 19 in its earnings release.
Every year at about this time, the USPS announces rate changes and many merchants start to panic on how these increases will impact their operation. But there is no need to panic since the rate is expected to have a minimal impact to most, a favorable impact to some, and not so favorable, but tolerable changes for others.