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Cross-Border Commerce: Managing Inventory and Fulfillment  Oct 05, 2015 10:28 AM By Lori Mitchell-Keller

Across the world, a few retail brands have built empires out of successfully leveraging both local and cross-border commerce transactions.

Week in Review: Staples Won’t Open Doors on Thanksgiving Day  Oct 02, 2015 12:00 PM By MCM Staff

And the first Christmas shoe of the 2015 holiday season has dropped… Staples has announced will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. I mean, really, a retail store not open on Thanksgiving Day? That’s sacrilege! I’m kidding, of course. This whole phenomenon of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day so shoppers could beat the Black […]

Amazon Flex Pushes Into Uber, Postmates Territory  Oct 02, 2015 11:25 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon Flex pushes into Uber territory by tapping independent contractors to fulfill one- and two-hour orders for Prime members in 11 metro areas.

Optimizing Your Online Returns  Sep 30, 2015 4:13 PM By Tim Parry

In our new video, learn why merchandise returns have become so important for retailers in general, and particularly online retailers, the elements of a best-in-class returns experience, and more…

Shopify Partners with USPS on Shipping Service  Sep 28, 2015 11:26 AM By MCM Staff

Shopify has launched Shopify Shipping, allowing merchants to buy and print discounted U.S. Postal Service shipping labels from within the Shopify platform.

Wishing You A Very Happy Omnichannel Holiday  Sep 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

The omnichannel consumer is putting direct-to-consumer delivery on a collision course with the brick and mortar environment. And the retailers with real-time inventory visibility and order management systems in place will be prepared to serve these consumers this holiday season… Or will they?

Three Ways to Design and Implement Sustainable Packaging  Sep 28, 2015 9:54 AM By Maria Haggerty

Consumers clearly prefer to reward brands that strive for eco-conscious practices. Here are 3 tips to help you develop environmentally-friendly packaging.

Week in Review: You Down With EMV (Yeah You Know Me)  Sep 25, 2015 12:09 PM By MCM Staff

The deadline for U.S. merchants to be on board with EMV technology is less than a week away. Here’s hoping the ecommerce world is prepared for the post-EMV world…

Shipping Options, Especially Free, Continue to Delight Shoppers, Survey Finds  Sep 24, 2015 2:36 PM By Mike O'Brien

Offering consumers different holiday shipping options is key this holiday season, while free shipping still trumps fast, according to a new survey.

Half of Millennials Want Same-Day Delivery, but Most Retailers Don’t Offer It  Sep 24, 2015 11:44 AM By Mike O'Brien

Two new surveys demonstrated the growing expectation from millennials for same-day shipping, while relatively few retailers are offering it.

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