There’s Free Shipping, Then There’s Stupidity  Sep 14, 2015 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

Actress Melissa Joan Hart should’ve known better than to exploit the Sept. 11 tragedy to promote her clothing line via a free shipping offer using “911.”

Week In Review: eBay’s Wish List Doesn’t Include a New Perception  Sep 11, 2015 3:08 PM By MCM Staff

Happy 20th anniversary, eBay! We noticed you didn’t have “New Perception” on your wish list. But boy, would we like to give you one.

Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery  Sep 11, 2015 12:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Google Express has expanded into 7 Midwestern states with overnight delivery, and plans to test out grocery delivery in San Francisco and another market.

eBay’s Anniversary Brings 20 Days of Deals  Sep 08, 2015 3:16 PM By Tim Parry

On September 9, in the United States, eBay will launch an exclusive Deals promotion – 20 Days of Deals – delivering daily access to what eBay says will be incredible deals from featured sellers.

Alibaba Group Kicks Off its 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Celebration Plans  Sep 08, 2015 10:23 AM By MCM Staff

Globalization and offline-to-online are key 11.11 themes to Alibaba’s Singles Day selling event, with star-studded countdown gala to promote the 24 hour shopping day.

Sole Society Opens First Retail Store  Sep 04, 2015 2:26 PM By MCM Staff

Sole Society, a leading lifestyle brand of women’s shoes, handbags, and accessories, opened its doors to their first brick-and-mortar retail store at Santa Monica Place. See what this will mean for the brand.

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.

Alibaba Launches Tmall Vineyard Direct Program  Sep 01, 2015 10:22 AM By MCM Staff

Alibaba Group announced the opening of the Robert Mondavi Wines exclusive flagship store on, to officially kick off its newly launched “Tmall Vineyard Direct” program on its marketplace. See what this means for the marketplace.

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