Omnichannel ARCHIVE

Toys R Us Slashes Free Shipping Threshold from $49 to $19  Sep 09, 2015 11:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Toys R Us, ahead of the holiday crowd, slashed its free shipping threshold for Toys R Us and Babies R Us from $49 to $19 except for some heavy/large items.

Uber Reportedly Working with Retailers on Same-Day Delivery  Sep 09, 2015 10:26 AM By Mike O'Brien

Uber plans to provide dozens of retail and apparel brands in New York and San Francisco with same-day delivery, and is in talks with ecommerce platforms.

Week in Review: Peak Holiday Season Expectations Continue to Rise  Sep 04, 2015 10:30 AM By MCM Staff

The peak holiday season this year is beginning to look a lot like … last year, only more so in terms of customer expectations on faster delivery, flexible options and a mobile-friendly experience, retailers and experts told Multichannel Merchant this week.

ThinkGeek Partners with GameStop to Launch First Physical Store  Sep 03, 2015 1:36 PM By MCM Staff

Online retailer ThinkGeek is partnering with new owner GameStop to open up its first brick-and-mortar store this fall in Orlando, FL.

Curbside Expands to New York, Tries Out New Light-Up Stations  Sep 02, 2015 1:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pickup app Curbside has expanded to New York and Los Angeles, and is testing an updated pickup location with color-coded lights to signal shoppers.

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper  Aug 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season  Aug 27, 2015 2:51 PM By MCM Staff

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late deliveries have the biggest impact on retailers’ bottom line.

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials  Aug 21, 2015 4:36 PM By MCM Staff

In a week heavy with retail financials from major companies, there were some clear winners and losers.

Target Corp. Sees Q2 Gains, Plans Supply Chain Readjustments  Aug 21, 2015 4:19 PM By Mike O'Brien

While reporting a strong Q2 with revenue and income gains and higher guidance, Target Corp. said its supply chain needs to align with omnichannel realities.

Sears Goes Into the Black in Q2 from Asset Sales  Aug 20, 2015 1:59 PM By Mike O'Brien

Sears Holding Corp. showed a rare profit in Q2 thanks to property sales, while overall sales declined by 27.3%; comp sales were down at Sears and Kmart.

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