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Abercrombie & Fitch CEO to Retire  Dec 09, 2014 4:08 PM By Daniela Forte

Abercrombie & Fitch announced today that embattled CEO Michael Jeffries is retiring. He will also be retiring as a board member, effective immediately. See what this will mean for the retailer.

Best Buy Announces Free Two-Day Shipping  Dec 09, 2014 1:32 PM By Mike O'Brien

In an effort to lure more holiday season shoppers, Best Buy announced it was offering free two-day shipping on thousands of online items.

Amazon Testing Bikes for Ultra-Fast Delivery in New York  Dec 09, 2014 12:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon is once again pushing the ecommerce envelope, testing out the use of bicycle couriers in New York as part of a service called Amazon Prime Now, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The service will provide delivery of some items purchased on Amazon.com in an hour or two, the Journal said it had been told by an unnamed source.

Amazon Takes a Page from eBay with new “Make an Offer” Experience  Dec 09, 2014 10:28 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon unveils new ‘Make an Offer” experience for sellers and customers. See what this means for the marketplace.

Retailers Powered by Shopatron Saw 77% Gross Merchandise Value Growth on Cyber Monday  Dec 04, 2014 12:15 PM By MCM Staff

Omnichannel retailers on the Shopatron platform enjoyed 40% gross merchandise value growth spanning eight days, and spikes over the holiday weekend leading to remarkable year-over-year growth of over 93%.

ChannelAdvisor Customers’ Cyber Weekend Sales Grew 20.6%  Dec 04, 2014 12:00 PM By MCM Staff

Over Cyber Weekend. ChannelAdvisor customers grew their same store sales 23.8 percent on Amazon, 20.6 percent on eBay and 54.4 percent on third-party marketplaces.

Hammacher Schlemmer Unveils Augmented Reality Catalog  Dec 04, 2014 11:23 AM By MCM Staff

Hammacher Schlemmer has created the first augmented reality catalog, an exclusive and revolutionary new way to experience America’s longest running catalog. Here’s how the catalog benefits both Hammacher Schlemmer and its customers.

Tax Group Targets Alibaba in Campaign  Dec 04, 2014 10:51 AM By Tim Parry

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness launched a television advertising campaign against Alibaba this week to educate lawmakers on what it calls an imminent threat to U.S. retailers. But are AMSF’s claim against Alibaba true?

Cyber Monday Caps Record 5-Day Cyber Weekend  Dec 03, 2014 12:12 PM By MCM Staff

Mobile commerce has arrived, and proved to be a game-changer over Cyber Weekend. From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark showed that overall online sales increased 12.6%, with mobile sales up 27.2% compared to the same period in 2013.

MarketLive Releases Weekend Sales Results For Online Retailers  Dec 03, 2014 9:31 AM By MCM Staff

In the two days before Thanksgiving, MarketLive merchants grew revenue an average of 20%, as compared to an industry average of 11% growth in pre holiday spending reported by ComScore.






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