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NewsDec 16, 2014 5:08 PM By Mike O'Brien
In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.
Through crowdsourced same-day shipping provider Deliv, customers who use Banana Republic’s reserve in store option on its website can opt for free same-day delivery in eight cities: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Houston and Seattle.
NewsDec 16, 2014 10:11 AM By Daniela Forte
Amazon announces it is extending its holiday shipping deadlines allowing customers to order immediately before Christmas. See the plans Amazon has in place for the holidays.
NewsDec 16, 2014 9:49 AM By Tim Parry
PetSmart has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2. The transaction would be valued at approximately $8.7 billion
NewsDec 16, 2014 9:48 AM By Daniela Forte
FedEx announces acquisition of third-party logistics provider, GENCO, that will expand FedEx service offerings. See what this means for both companies.
NewsDec 15, 2014 1:21 PM By Mike O'Brien
Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the highest volume delivery day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.
NewsDec 11, 2014 11:49 AM By Mike O'Brien
Alibaba says it is doing all it can to keep on top of security issues that affect its ecommerce merchants, after a published report noted that an Israeli firm in late October found a security flaw in AliExpress, the company’s English language ecommerce site.
NewsDec 11, 2014 11:03 AM By MCM Staff
comScore reported that that U.S. retail desktop spending on Green Monday (Dec. 8) were up 15% this year to $1.6 billion, compared to $1.4 billion in 2013. It was the third heaviest online spending day of the holiday season to date, after Cyber Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2.
NewsDec 11, 2014 7:05 AM By Tim Parry
New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers, spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically. Here’s a look at where customers prefer to buy cross-border, and what motivates them to buy.
NewsDec 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.
NewsDec 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.