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Locus Robotics Looks to Fill Market Gap Left by Kiva  Apr 04, 2016 4:53 PM By Mike O'Brien

Locus Robotics, a company spun out of third-party logistics provider Quiet Logistics, has begun production and implementation of a DC-based order fulfillment robot which it sees as a next logical step beyond Kiva. The company’s executives claim its robots can be deployed a few at a time without major facility retrofitting, and will eventually be used in stores as well as DCs.

Amazon Reportedly Plans Web Version of Prime Now  Apr 04, 2016 3:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

Next month Amazon plans to offer Prime Now via its website, significantly increase the reach of the service which until now was limited to access via its mobile app.

PetFlow Reinvents Digital Pet Store Experience  Apr 04, 2016 1:49 PM By Tim Parry

PetFlow has rebuilt a state-of-the-art digital pet store, complete with a fresh design and look, to connect consumers to a wide range of specialty pet products, offer personalized advice and enable shoppers to improve the lives of their own pets as well as those of animals in need.

Michael C. Fina Transforming Into Online-Only Retailer  Apr 04, 2016 11:35 AM By MCM Staff

Michael C. Fina, the world renowned luxury tableware, engagement jewelry and wedding registry resource, announced the next chapter in its more than 80-year legacy, transforming into an online-only retailer. As part of the transition to become an online-only retailer, Michael C. Fina will close its retail location at 500 Park Avenue effective April 16. Here’s a look into how the luxury tableware, engagement jewelry and wedding registry resource will transition into an ecommerce-only model.

Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!  Apr 01, 2016 11:58 AM By MCM Staff

April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans of Trader Joe’s. But the joke was on Yahoo news, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s press release (and has since pulled it from the web). But Trader Joe’s was far from the only April Fools’ Day prankster.

65% of UK’s Shoppers are Mobile  Mar 30, 2016 11:25 AM By Tim Parry

Mobile traffic in the UK made up 65% of all total ecommerce traffic in January, according to a March 2016 SimilarWeb report. Click through and find out how the UK’s traffic compares to other countries, and why you need to keep mobile in mind when you go cross-border.

The Debit Swipe Fee Cap is Still Too Damn High  Mar 28, 2016 10:23 AM By Tim Parry

A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs for retailers and consumers but is still higher than intended by Congress and should be lowered, according to the National Retail Federation.

Week in Review: Rolling Out the Red Carpet in Cincinnati  Mar 24, 2016 1:47 PM By MCM Staff

The red carpet will be rolling out in Cincinnati on April 14. That’s when Multichannel Merchant will announce the winners of its annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards its 2016 Operations Summit.

Bonobos, Fossil, Lowe’s Lead 2016 Excellence in Customer Experience Awards Finalists  Mar 23, 2016 5:40 PM By MCM Staff

Multichannel Merchant has announced it has selected finalists for its annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards. Winners will be announced at a luncheon ceremony at the annual Operations Summit.

FedEx Rebrands Bongo International as FedEx CrossBorder  Mar 23, 2016 4:55 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx Trade Networks, the international freight forwarding arm of FedEx Corp., has announced the re-launch of Bongo International as FedEx CrossBorder. The announcement highlights the FedEx investment in expanding its international ecommerce offerings.






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