Comscore: Holiday Ecommerce Sales Rise 14%  Jan 04, 2013 2:17 AM By MCM staff

$42.3 billion was spent online during the entire November-December holiday shopping season, marking a 14-percent increase from 2011, according to online measurement service comScore.

Donahoe: Congressional Inaction Heightens Postal Service Financial Crisis  Jan 03, 2013 10:32 PM By MCM staff

“We encourage the new 113th Congress to make postal reform an urgent priority, and to work steadily toward the quick passage of reform legislation,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “We will continue to work with leaders of our House and Senate oversight committees and all members of Congress to help make this happen.”

FTC Looking into Vitamin Shoppe Planned Acquisition  Dec 31, 2012 6:54 PM By MCM staff

The Federal Trade Commission is currently investigating a plan by the Vitamin Shoppe to acquire Super Supplements, Inc. Although no reason was given in the press release as to why the investigation is being conducted, the Vitamin Shoppe says both companies are complying with the FTC and that the penned acquisition date has been moved to March 1, 2013.

Amazon Tops ForeSee’s Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index  Dec 27, 2012 7:09 PM By MCM staff

For the eighth consecutive year, delivered the best online customer satisfaction during the holiday shopping season according to the ForeSee annual Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index

Free Shipping Day Spurs Late-Season Online Spending Surge  Dec 24, 2012 5:42 PM By MCM staff

We typically do not see such heavy spending this late in the season, but the fact that Free Shipping Day occurred on a Monday, combined with the fact that so many retailers extended their promotions into the middle of the week — with guaranteed shipping by Christmas — helped deliver an encouraging late-season surge. The result has been a significant uptick in the season-to-date growth rate, which now stands at 16 percent.

Oracle Purchases Eloqua for $871 Million  Dec 21, 2012 10:22 PM By MCM staff

Oracle Corp has agreed to acquire Eloqua, Inc., a maker of marketing automation software, for approximately $871 million. The Eloqua deal builds upon Oracle’s previous acquisitions of Vitrue and RightNow.

ComScore Says Holiday Online Shopping Hits $35 Billion  Dec 21, 2012 12:24 AM By MCM staff

For the holiday season-to-date $35 billion has been spent online, marking a 13-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week achieved record-setting levels of online spending, eclipsing $7 billion in sales for the first time ever. Four individual days surpassed $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday at $1.275 billion.

Canada Post Delivers 1 Million Parcels in One Day  Dec 18, 2012 8:26 PM By MCM staff

Canada Post achieved an all-time single-day record on Thursday, December 13 by delivering one million parcels across the country, an 11% increase compared to the previous year’s busiest day.

New Study Reveals Shopping Habits of Latino Consumers  Dec 18, 2012 8:16 PM By MCM staff

According to a new study, Latino consumers view shopping much differently than their non-Latino counterparts.In this release, you will get a better insight into the shopping habits of the fastest growing population in the U.S.

Green Monday Ranked 3rd Heaviest Online Shopping Day in History  Dec 17, 2012 7:30 PM By MCM staff

Green Monday (Dec. 10) kicked off strong with $1.275 billion in sales, making it the third heaviest online shopping day in history, according to comScore. Cyber Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) currently ranks as the heaviest online spending day of the season

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