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Rotunda Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Discount Ramps  Jan 08, 2014 4:43 PM By Tim Parry

Rotunda Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Discount Ramps, LLC from the online retailer of transportation and hauling products’ founder Joel Lederhause. The financial terms of the deal, which closed Dec. 20, were not disclosed.

Amazon and L.L. Bean Best in Customer Satisfaction  Jan 08, 2014 9:33 AM By MCM Staff

During the 2013 holiday shopping season, Amazon and L.L. Bean tied for the highest company-level satisfaction, according to a recent report by ForeSee.

Holiday Season Ecommerce Spending Reached Record $46.5 Billion  Jan 07, 2014 9:39 PM By Tim Parry

comScore said that holiday season U.S. retail ecommerce spending from desktop computers for the full November-December 2013 holiday season, showing that $46.5 billion was spent online from desktop devices, an increase of 10% vs. year ago.

Polar Vortex Grounds Carriers  Jan 07, 2014 12:21 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers who are waiting for cold-weather gear they ordered online to stay warm during the polar vortex may not get these products shipped to them right away because of, well, the polar vortex.

Men’s Wearhouse Makes a Cash Offer to Jos. A. Bank  Jan 06, 2014 12:16 PM By Tim Parry

Men’s Wearhouse believes its $57.50 per share proposal to acquire Jos. A. Bank is compelling, and provides substantial value and immediate liquidity to Jos. A. Bank shareholders.

What’s the Big Idea, Staples?  Jan 02, 2014 10:04 AM By Tim Parry

Staples announced its latest “reinvention” campaign today with the launch of “Make More Happen,” a new tagline and campaign focused on how Staples’ expanded product assortment will help your businesses succeed.

Monsoon Commerce Acquires CompassIM Warehouse Management System  Jan 02, 2014 9:16 AM By Tim Parry

Monsoon Commerce announced today that the company has acquired CompassIM from Access Data Systems. Monsoon Commerce will support and invest in CompassIM customers and partners going forward.

FedEx Failed For Yankee Candle  Dec 31, 2013 6:22 PM By Tim Parry

Yankee Candle saw trouble with FedEx at least two weeks prior to Christmas, starting with tracking issues that they thought were due to internal system errors. Yankee Candle was also told that FedEx’s Columbus, OH facility was so “overwhelmed” that FedEx had trouble moving packages.

eBags Played it Safe with Last Chance Shipping Offers  Dec 30, 2013 3:30 PM By Tim Parry

While many direct-to-customer merchants pushed last-minute Christmas delivery deadlines to the limit, eBags took a conservative approach that led to fewer holiday hangovers for its team and its customers.

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.






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