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With Shipping Prices Set to Rise, UPS, USPS Do Battle in Filings  Dec 23, 2015 10:24 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS says in a filing that the U.S. Postal Service unfairly used its mail delivery monopoly to undercut private-market competitors on shipping prices.

Wayfair.com Mobile App Surpasses 2 Million Downloads  Dec 22, 2015 3:46 PM By MCM Staff

Wayfair’s mobile shopping activity points to an upward trend in mobile traffic with the majority of traffic to Wayfair occurring on phones and tablets. Phone traffic has been sharply on the rise throughout 2015 as consumers have been switching from PCs and tablets to the phone.

Jet.com, Seeing Broader Issues, Warns Customers of Possible Delays  Dec 22, 2015 12:31 PM By Mike O'Brien

Ecommerce startup Jet.com warned customers it can’t guarantee Christmas delivery for certain items not flagged as eligible for two-day delivery.

Amazon Reportedly Stepping Up Its Air Transport Plans  Dec 22, 2015 12:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon is reportedly in talks to lease 20 Boeing cargo jets, and flying out of an old DHL facility in Ohio, as talk of its air transport plans grows.

Week in Review: Star Wars! Nothing But Star Wars!  Dec 18, 2015 3:13 PM By MCM Staff

A little Star Wars’d out lately? With “Star Wars: Episode VII” (AKA “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) having its much hyped and anticipated opening today, everybody is trying to get in on the action. And this also means Multichannel Merchant’s inbox has been flooded this week with all sorts of Star Wars stats and pitches.

UberRUSH, Shopify Offer Free Same-Day Delivery until Christmas Eve  Dec 18, 2015 2:54 PM By Mike O'Brien

Luring last-minute shoppers and merchants, Shopify and UberRUSH are offering free same-day delivery until Dec. 24 in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

Carriers Laboring to Keep Up With Holiday Ecommerce Deluge  Dec 17, 2015 4:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS’s on-time performance fell from Dec. 6-12 compared to 2014, and FedEx and UPS rose slightly according to ShipMatrix, as holiday ecommerce volume flowed.

Rakuten to Open Flagship Store on JD Worldwide  Dec 16, 2015 10:49 AM By Tim Parry

With the goal of bringing the best Japanese products to Chinese consumers, Rakuten launched a beta version of a new online marketplace on JD Worldwide this month. Plans are underway to expand the merchandise range over time, with an initial focus on categories such as cosmetics, snacks and health food products.

Dylan’s Candy Bar Achieves Double-Digit Revenue Growth  Dec 15, 2015 1:59 PM By MCM Staff

NetSuite Inc. a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that Dylan’s Candy Bar, the largest state-of-the-art sweets emporium and candy lifestyle brand, has achieved double-digit revenue growth since deploying NetSuite.

Will Hudson’s Bay Co. Buy Gilt Groupe?  Dec 15, 2015 11:27 AM By Daniela Forte

Several reports have indicated that high-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is in talks to acquire New York-based flash-sales site Gilt Groupe for $250 million. See what this will mean for both companies.






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