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Macy’s to Have 500 Fulfillment Stores by End of 2013  Jun 24, 2013 1:51 PM By Erin Lynch

In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.

Is Free Shipping Now Essential for Retailers?  Jun 24, 2013 11:17 AM By Erin Lynch

Free shipping was once the goldmine for online retailers and what set you apart from your competitors. But as more and more retailers offer the service, is it now just something the shopper expects?

5 Marketing Game Changers to Include in Your Strategy  Jun 21, 2013 3:45 PM By Debra Ellis

Rules of engagement are no longer defined by the company doing the engaging. They have to conform to frequently changing terms of service.

What Instagram Video Will Mean for Merchants  Jun 21, 2013 11:27 AM By Daniela Forte

On June 20, Facebook announced that its photo-sharing application Instagram will now have a video feature in order to compete with video-sharing application Vine. In a blog post, Russ Somers, VP of Marketing for Invodo, talks about the announcement and what it will mean for brands and retailers.

Retailers Open Up About the Marketplace Fairness Act  Jun 21, 2013 10:37 AM By Daniela Forte

What impact will the pending Marketplace Fairness Act have on direct-to-customer merchants?
Though the U.S. Senate approved the Marketplace Fairness Act in April, no two IRCE 2013 attendees interviewed by Multichannel Merchant seemed to have the same opinion about the pending legislation.

Twitter Reacts to Zimmer’s Termination  Jun 20, 2013 1:49 PM By Erin Lynch

Customers and fans of Men’s Wearhouse took to Twitter this week to express their displeasure in the retailer’s decision to fire founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer. Here are some of their tweets.

The Shopping Habits of the B2B Buyer  Jun 19, 2013 4:03 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to the buying preferences of B2B shoppers, suppliers need to start creating an online shopping experience similar to those in the B2C world. Translation: B2B websites need to be easy to use.

Amazon Launches Gift Card Program with Facebook  Jun 19, 2013 11:55 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has teamed up with Facebook and launched a new program that allows users of both services to band together to surprise friends on their birthday with an Amazon gift card.

Destination Determines Favorite Shippers in B2B World  Jun 18, 2013 4:14 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.

Study Finds Half of B2B Buyers Have Used Amazon Supply  Jun 18, 2013 12:00 PM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

Acquity Group has found that business-to-business buyers are willing to stray from their current supplier and make purchases from Amazon Supply not just based on price, but also based on convenience and overall online experience.






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