Global ARCHIVE

H&M Ecommerce Site Goes Live  Aug 01, 2013 12:54 PM By Daniela Forte

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, one of the world’s largest retailers known for offering high fashion and quality basics at affordable prices, is proud to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Shop Online store

Fab.com Plans to Eliminate Over 100 Jobs By End of 2013  Jul 31, 2013 11:35 AM By Daniela Forte

Fab.com announced its plans this week to centralize operations from Europe to its New York City headquarters, according to a recent blog post written by CEO and founder Jason Goldberg.

Hanes to Acquire Maidenform Brands for $575 Million  Jul 30, 2013 2:49 PM By Erin Lynch

Clothing retailer Hanes has announced that it will acquire intimate apparel retailer Maidenform to the tune of $575 million.

Hudson’s Bay Acquires Saks  Jul 29, 2013 1:28 PM By Daniela Forte

Hudson’s Bay Company announced on July 29 the acquisition of Saks, valued at $2.9 billion or $16 a share, according to a press release from Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Hudson’s Bay Company also owns Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters.

Mobile Payments Fizzle in U.S., Sizzle Globally  Jul 27, 2013 9:39 PM By Ralph Dangelmeier

Predictions for the uptake of mobile payments by American consumers have been falling like the stock market in 2008, while global payments are zooming upward.

eBay Now Expands Delivery Reach In Existing Locations  Jul 23, 2013 12:45 PM By Daniela Forte

Local shopping service eBay Now, which already delivers products to consumers from local retailers in the San Francisco, San Jose and New York City markets, has expanded its reach in those areas.

4 Tips to Increase International Sales  Jul 22, 2013 10:56 AM By Erin Lynch

Selling internationally for U.S. based retailers can be tough especially since international shoppers tend to abandon their shopping carts at higher rates compared to their American counterparts. In fact, according to this snapshot of the international shopper, 37% avoid buying online because of the shipping costs alone. But don’t let that discourage you from selling and shipping globally, here are a few steps you can take to snag that sale.

How to Create Convenient B2B Shopping Experiences  Jul 17, 2013 12:41 PM By Craig Vodnik

B2B software companies must ensure a convenient sales process that reflects their customers’ shopping preferences. Businesses must plan for conflict between different sales channels and customers’ expectations of the shopping experience.

3 Tips to Get Ready for In-Store Pickup  Jul 10, 2013 1:41 PM By Jonathan Levitt

With Walmart offering in-store pickup via self-serve lockers, and Gap trying out “reserve-in-store,” it’s clear retailers are still trying to figure out the best method to bridge the online-offline experience. Here are three proven strategies retailers can use to nail the newest omnichannel shopping trend.

Why U.S. Merchants Need To Expand Their Borders  Jul 09, 2013 11:38 AM By Daniela Forte

Merchants are going beyond the domestic borders and thinking globally when it comes to selling their products. Here’s what Craig Reed, vice president of global commerce for Pitney Bowes, said in an interview at IRCE 2013 about selling internationally.






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