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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.