PR Newswire ARCHIVE

Bare Necessities Blindsided by UPS Issues  Dec 30, 2013 1:47 PM By Tim Parry

Though Bare Necessities ships via FedEx and UPS and uses both shippers’ last mile services with the United States Postal Service, chief operating officer Bill Richardson told Multichannel Merchant the majority of packages it shipped that had not arrived on time were being carried by UPS.

12% of Christmas Gifts Ordered at Standard Cutoff Dates Did Not Arrive  Dec 27, 2013 2:14 PM By Tim Parry

Eight retailers (32%) failed to deliver by Christmas in at least one of the three regions. Of all 75 orders we placed, 12% missed the delivery estimate. And according to StellaService, all but one of these orders were shipped using UPS

Amazon Praises Prime Growth, Acknowledges Delivery Delays  Dec 26, 2013 10:20 PM By Tim Parry

Amazon put out a press release on Dec. 26 to announce a record-setting holiday season for Amazon Prime, the annual membership program offering unlimited free two-day shipping on millions of items. The problem is, Amazon’s announcement came two days after UPS announcements delays in deliveries that meant shipments scheduled to be under Christmas trees would not arrive on time.

comScore: Desktop Ecommerce Fell Short of Holiday Expectations  Dec 26, 2013 1:07 PM By Tim Parry

comScore anticipated that consumers would spend heavily later into the season out of necessity to make up for the highly compressed holiday shopping calendar this year. But the final online shopping week saw considerably softer sales than anticipated, including zero billion dollar spending days.

UPS Says Christmas Packages Won’t Be On Time  Dec 24, 2013 10:27 PM By Tim Parry

Johnny wants a pair of skates, Suzy wants a sled… but if they’re supposed to arrive on-time via a UPS truck, they may be gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas. UPS posted a service update today that alerted customers that a “vast majority” of packages scheduled to arrive on-time for Christmas will be delivered on Dec. 26. […]

Jesus Toast Not All Right By Amazon?  Dec 23, 2013 4:28 PM By MCM Staff

Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp. says that Amazon has withheld half its sales over the last two weeks while Amazon “reviews” its account. The Jesus toaster was the 32nd-best-selling toaster on Amazon this Christmas.

Jos. A. Bank Rejects Men’s Wearhouse Acquisition Bid  Dec 23, 2013 10:50 AM By Erin Lynch

In a continuing game of back-and-forth, Jos. A. Bank has rejected the acquisition proposal from Men’s Wearhouse, citing the billion dollar proposal was “significantly undervalued.”

Revel Systems iPad POS Unveils Top Industry Predictions for 2014  Dec 21, 2013 8:19 AM By MCM Staff

This year the retail industry will see major shifts take place, whether it is the convergence of ecommerce with brick-and-mortar retail, the rise of digital currency like PayPal and Bitcoin at the checkout, or the integration of wearable data to help consumers make smarter choices at the checkout.

FedEx Express Christmas Cut-off Date is Dec. 23  Dec 19, 2013 9:20 AM By MCM Staff

Procrastinators, take note—the last day to ship holiday packages via FedEx Express for delivery before Christmas in the United States is Monday, Dec. 23.

Target Confirms Unauthorized Access to Payment Card Data in U.S. Stores  Dec 19, 2013 7:06 AM By Tim Parry

Target has confirmed it is aware of unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain guests making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores.






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