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How Are You Handling Your Address Data Quality During the Holidays?  Dec 17, 2014 10:17 AM By Cheyanne Ritz

For retailers, that means a lot of addresses in your company’s database. This will lead to a copious amount of deliveries.

Banana Republic Offering Free Same-Day Shipping for Holidays  Dec 16, 2014 5:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

In the never-ending battle for holiday shopping dollars, clothing retailer Banana Republic is offering free same-day shipping from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 as part of its “Procrastinators Event” promotional program, the company said in a press release.

Through crowdsourced same-day shipping provider Deliv, customers who use Banana Republic’s reserve in store option on its website can opt for free same-day delivery in eight cities: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Houston and Seattle.

Amazon Extends Holiday Shipping Deadlines  Dec 16, 2014 10:11 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon announces it is extending its holiday shipping deadlines allowing customers to order immediately before Christmas. See the plans Amazon has in place for the holidays.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Dec. 15, 2014  Dec 15, 2014 4:38 PM By Mike O'Brien

O+F’s listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers.

Dec. 15 Is Peak Holiday Shipping Volume Day for FedEx, USPS  Dec 15, 2014 1:21 PM By Mike O'Brien

Monday, Dec. 15 is expected to be the highest volume delivery day for both FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, with UPS projecting the following Monday, Dec. 22, to be its largest shipping day this holiday season.

3 Barriers to Omnichannel Success  Dec 12, 2014 11:49 AM By Yan Krupnik

Approximately one-third of retailers have invested in some level of omnichannel capabilities, but those that haven’t are setting themselves up for failure. Cross-channel features considered a luxury yesterday are a necessity today. So, what’s preventing retailers from omnichannel integration?

Major Carriers Stay On Top of the Weather with Meteorology Teams  Dec 10, 2014 4:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Given the 2013 holiday shipping debacle, UPS and FedEx have taken great pains to ensure there isn’t a repeat performance this season.

Shopatron Talks Holiday Ecommerce Trends  Dec 09, 2014 3:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

Multichannel Merchant senior editor Mike O’Brien talks with Shopatron founder and CEO Ed Stevens about holiday ecommerce trends in the 2014 shopping season.

Best Buy Announces Free Two-Day Shipping  Dec 09, 2014 1:32 PM By Mike O'Brien

In an effort to lure more holiday season shoppers, Best Buy announced it was offering free two-day shipping on thousands of online items.

Amazon Testing Bikes for Ultra-Fast Delivery in New York  Dec 09, 2014 12:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon is once again pushing the ecommerce envelope, testing out the use of bicycle couriers in New York as part of a service called Amazon Prime Now, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The service will provide delivery of some items purchased on Amazon.com in an hour or two, the Journal said it had been told by an unnamed source.






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