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Amazon Falling Back to the Pack in Customer Satisfaction  Jan 01, 2015 7:51 PM By MCM Staff

The 2014 Answers Experience Index reveals that Amazon’s customer satisfaction score slipped to 83, tying it with QVC for the highest score among the top 100 ecommerce sites measured. Here’s a look at how far Amazon’s score has fallen in just one year.

Christmas Day Online Sales Up 8.3%  Dec 26, 2014 11:32 AM By Tim Parry

Christmas Day online sales were up 8.3% over the same period on Christmas Day 2013, according to trends reported by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. And, as was the case throughout the holiday season, mobile commerce had a big impact.

Amazon Signed Up More than 10 Million New Prime Members  Dec 26, 2014 11:11 AM By Tim Parry

Amazon’s 20th holiday season brought record growth to the company’s fast, free shipping program Amazon Prime – more than 10 million new members worldwide tried Prime for the first time.

USPS Inspector General Says Sunday Delivery Inefficient  Dec 23, 2014 4:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

The USPS OIG said the USPS has been inefficient in handling Sunday deliveries for major customer Amazon, leading to over $350,000 in additional costs.

Google Express Seeing Holiday Gains in Battle with Amazon  Dec 23, 2014 1:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

Google is seeing gains in its Google Express same-day delivery service this holiday season, as it looks to claw back ecommerce search traffic lost to Amazon.com because more consumers are going there for product research.

According to Google, as cited in an article by Bloomberg, Google Express handled 50% more toys in the two weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday, while sales of books rose more than 30%.

Paula Schneider In, Dov Charney Out, at American Apparel  Dec 23, 2014 8:22 AM By Tim Parry

Dov Charney has been terminated as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel, the company he founded in 1989. Paula Schneider will become Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 5.

An eBay Local Pilot Grows in Brooklyn  Dec 22, 2014 4:33 PM By Mike O'Brien

eBay said 83 businesses – including online merchants as well as retailers with physical stores – have joined its eBay Local pilot program in Brooklyn, NY., offering a range of delivery options, including $5 same-day and in-store pickup, to consumers through eBay’s website and mobile apps.

The Brooklyn trial is taking place as the company shifts the focus of Amazon Local more toward its core marketplace sellers, with less emphasis on major retailers.

Down to the Wire for Seasonal Shipping Peak 2014  Dec 22, 2014 2:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

As the 2014 retail seasonal shipping peak roars to a close, the major carriers are seeing their numerous upgrades and investments put to the test.

Staples is the Latest Merchant With a Data Security Breach  Dec 22, 2014 9:43 AM By MCM Staff

Staples says malware was deployed to some point-of-sale systems at 115 of its more than 1,400 U.S. retail stores in September. Here’s what transaction data was accessed at affected stores.

Holiday Return Fraud Will Cost Retailers $3.8 Billion  Dec 19, 2014 1:43 PM By MCM Staff

More than three-quarters of those polled by the National Retail Federation cite organized retail crime as impacting return fraud rates.






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