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The Home Depot Opens Same-day Shipping Fulfillment Center  Feb 11, 2014 2:08 PM By Erin Lynch

The Home Depot has opened the first of three new same-day shipping focused direct fulfillment centers in the U.S., adding more than three million square feet to its supply chain.

Your Opinion is Worth $500… or an iPad Air  Feb 11, 2014 6:16 AM By Tim Parry

Multichannel Merchant wants your input for its MCM Outlook 2014 reports. If you give us 5 minutes of your time to take our survey, we’ll give you a chance to win an iPad Air. Already have one? Then you can trade your prize in for a $500 American Express gift card.

Men’s Wearhouse Takes on International Shipping  Feb 10, 2014 4:39 PM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to satisfy more customers and expand the brand’s reach across the globe, Men’s Wearhouse had joined the ranks of many American retailers opening up its ecommerce site for international shipping.

RibbedTee.com Founder Opens Up on Shipping Preferences  Feb 10, 2014 3:08 PM By Erin Lynch

Mike Schwarz, founder of RibbedTee.com, took the time to get candid with Multichannel Merchant about his own personal shopping habits, his shipping preferences, and what merchant he admires right now, and some other things you may not know about him.

USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%  Feb 10, 2014 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.

Newegg Takes on Amazon Prime with Premier Offering  Feb 07, 2014 7:34 PM By Tim Parry

Newegg has launched a subscription-based program called Newegg Premier, which offers its 25 million registered customers benefits similar to Amazon.com’s Amazon Prime, according to a post on Newegg’s blog.

How Fairytale Brownies Tackles Big Operational Challenges  Feb 07, 2014 6:48 AM By Tim Parry

Life isn’t a piece of cake for small merchants, even if they sell something as sweet as brownies. David Kravetz talks about some of the ways Fairytale Brownies tackles the operational challenges they face as they compete in the marketplace.

Shipping in 2014: The Year of Instant Gratification  Feb 06, 2014 2:17 PM By Harry Whitehouse

Online retailers are sprinting towards the day when they can offer consumers products anytime, anywhere and as quickly and affordable as possible. In the next few months we will see many big ecommerce players continue to pour funding into delivery projects that will bring instant gratification to the consumer. Here is a look at just some of those projects and tops trends we can expect to see for package shipping in 2014.

Holiday 2013: Lofty Delivery Expectations Taxed Carriers  Feb 05, 2014 4:28 PM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce grew 30% year over year during the 2013 holiday season, but Forrester principal analyst Sucharita Mulpuru doesn’t expect history to repeat itself in 2014. Here’s why lofty delivery expectations taxed the carriers this holiday season.

International Ecommerce to Grow to $50 Billion by 2020  Feb 05, 2014 10:01 AM By Tim Parry

International sales from U.S. ecommerce retailers will jump from $11 billion in 2014 to almost $50 billion by 2020, according to a report by OC&C Strategy Consultants.






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