Global ARCHIVE

U.S. Retailers See Global Ecommerce Grow on Black Friday  Nov 30, 2013 8:02 PM By Tim Parry

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.

Skechers Plans Upgrade to Belgium Distribution Center  Nov 27, 2013 2:16 PM By Erin Lynch

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.

Why Are Retail Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day?  Nov 25, 2013 1:09 PM By Tim Parry

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.

McMillon to Replace Duke as Walmart CEO  Nov 25, 2013 10:30 AM By Tim Parry

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 Rates to Rise an Average 4.9%  Nov 22, 2013 11:33 AM By Tim Parry

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.

The 12 Truths About Holiday Shopping  Nov 21, 2013 4:05 PM By Daniela Forte

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

Supply Chain Execs from Across the Globe Plan a Customer-Centric Focus  Nov 20, 2013 2:56 PM By Erin Lynch

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 Has Rough Third Quarter  Nov 20, 2013 12:46 PM By Tim Parry

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 Online Revenues Up 15.1%  Nov 19, 2013 2:42 PM By Daniela Forte

Best Buy’s third-quarter domestic online revenue increased 15.1% to $499 million, the company said Nov. 19 in its earnings release.

What USPS’s Rate Increase Means to Commercial Shippers  Nov 19, 2013 12:42 PM By Gordon Glazer

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.






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