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The words “free shipping” may make operations managers cringe, but it doesn’t mean it has to kill a merchant’s bottom line. Here’s what motivates customers of Vermont Teddy Bear and Spreadshirt to pull the trigger on free shipping deals, and why it’s okay to have free shipping as a regular, every day option.
As part of its “Fab Smile Guarantee” initiative, Fab.com announced the implementation of free shipping, free returns and price matching guarantees last week, according to a blog post by founder and CEO Jason Goldberg.
Ecommerce sales grew more than 30% globally for big-box chain Walmart in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, according to a recent earnings call transcript.
High-end apparel retailer Ralph Lauren reported “better than expected” first quarter 2014 results this week, according to a press release. Net income was $181 million for the first quarter compared to $193 million for first quarter fiscal 2013.
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 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.
Clothing retailer Hanes has announced that it will acquire intimate apparel retailer Maidenform to the tune of $575 million.
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.
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.
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.
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