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.

CommerceHub to Acquire Mercent  Dec 18, 2014 4:04 PM By MCM Staff

CommerceHub and Mercent unite to enable an end-to-end offering from demand to doorstep. The deal is expected to be finalized in January.

Mobile Commerce is Booming in China  Dec 18, 2014 9:55 AM By Tim Parry

With ongoing advances in mobile Internet technology, ecommerce in China continues to shift from desktop computers to smartphones and other mobile devices. For the country as a whole, the percentage of mobile transactions to total transactions was 54% this year, up from 22% last year.

FedEx Acquires Bongo International  Dec 16, 2014 6:24 PM By MCM Staff

Bongo International will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx Trade Networks, and its capabilities complement and expand the FedEx portfolio of offerings important to the rapidly growing global ecommerce marketplace.

Private Equity Firm Acquires PetSmart  Dec 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

Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities  Dec 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.

Retailers Powered by Shopatron Saw 77% Gross Merchandise Value Growth on Cyber Monday  Dec 04, 2014 12:15 PM By MCM Staff

Omnichannel retailers on the Shopatron platform enjoyed 40% gross merchandise value growth spanning eight days, and spikes over the holiday weekend leading to remarkable year-over-year growth of over 93%.

ChannelAdvisor Customers’ Cyber Weekend Sales Grew 20.6%  Dec 04, 2014 12:00 PM By MCM Staff

Over Cyber Weekend. ChannelAdvisor customers grew their same store sales 23.8 percent on Amazon, 20.6 percent on eBay and 54.4 percent on third-party marketplaces.

Hammacher Schlemmer Unveils Augmented Reality Catalog  Dec 04, 2014 11:23 AM By MCM Staff

Hammacher Schlemmer has created the first augmented reality catalog, an exclusive and revolutionary new way to experience America’s longest running catalog. Here’s how the catalog benefits both Hammacher Schlemmer and its customers.

Tax Group Targets Alibaba in Campaign  Dec 04, 2014 10:51 AM By Tim Parry

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness launched a television advertising campaign against Alibaba this week to educate lawmakers on what it calls an imminent threat to U.S. retailers. But are AMSF’s claim against Alibaba true?

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