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DSW Seeing Success from Combined Store and Ecommerce Operations  Jun 18, 2015 10:15 AM By Mike O'Brien

DSW is expanding its omnichannel capabilities and looking to build on its 2014 cross-channel results, a year after merging store and .com operations.

Want to Offer Same-Day Delivery? Here’s What You Need to Think About  Jun 17, 2015 3:33 PM By John Haber

Players from Amazon to Postmates, Instacart and Uber, even the USPS are chasing a piece of the same-day delivery action. For retailers thinking about it, here are a few questions to consider.

Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts  Jun 17, 2015 12:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the extent of consumer demand for same-day delivery remains an open question, activity and investment around it remains red hot.

Toys R Us Opens State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in France  Jun 17, 2015 9:04 AM By MCM Staff

Toys R Us, Inc. has announced the completion of its new distribution center in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry, France to support the company’s rapidly expanding e-commerce business throughout the country and in select sections of Europe.

Thanks for the Retargeting, Sears!  Jun 16, 2015 12:26 PM By Mike O'Brien

Data-driven, real-time marketing is a thing of beauty for retailers – but sometimes the technology can be too smart for its own good, as happened to Sears.

Amazon Quietly Expands Prime, Allows Direct-From-Merchant Shipping  Jun 15, 2015 5:04 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon has quietly begun expanding its estimated 20 million Prime eligible listings by adding items that ship directly from merchants.

How Brands Can Turn Dimensional Weight Pricing to their Advantage  Jun 11, 2015 10:58 AM By Maria Haggerty

Instead of panicking, retailers can embrace dimensional weight pricing as motivation to upgrade operations, making them more efficient and eco-friendly.

How Any Business Can Compete with Amazon’s Same-Day Delivery  Jun 10, 2015 2:35 PM By Rob Howard

There are resources and technology that let any business compete with Amazon’s same-day delivery program. The first step, though, is a change in thinking.

Walmart ShippingPass, Google Buy Button Crash Amazon’s Party  Jun 10, 2015 6:40 AM By Jerry Jao

Walmart’s ShippingPass will offer unlimited three-day delivery of eligible items purchased on Walmart’s website. Google’s buy button follows in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter, which have both added similar functionality to enable purchases without navigating to a third-party site. Here’s how both Walmart and Google will put pressure on Amazon.

The Fate of Your Cross-Border Customer Could Hinge on Shipping  Jun 10, 2015 6:16 AM By Ahmed Naiem

Shipping matters big time to online consumers. And it matters even more to cross-border customers, because, most likely, shipping cost is a higher percentage of product cost for them than for domestic shoppers. For those that can provide superior customer experiences in this area, however, shipping and delivery can be a key differentiator.






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