October 24, 2002




Financial reports: PC Connection, PC Mall, NEBS

Bottom- and top-line increases for PC Connection
After several tough quarters, computer reseller PC Connection (Nasdaq: PCCC) has some good news to report. Third-quarter sales rose 9%, while net income increased 5%.
For the three months ended Sept. 30, Merrimack, NH-based PC Connection …

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October 9, 2002




Bush on port stalemate: Get back to work!

Invoking the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, President Bush asked a federal court to order a stop to the 10–day West Coast port lockout. The court-ordered truce will keep ports open through the Christmas season, which accounts for 40% of retailers’ annual sales.

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October 3, 2002




On the waterfront: Prolonged lockout could hurt catalogers

The West Coast port lockout involving the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) could spell big problems for catalogers and retailers importing fall and holiday merchandise from Asia.
At issue is a lapsed July 1 …

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October 1, 2002




Independent, Bundled, or Coupled?

With e-commerce playing such a vital role in catalogers’ marketing mix, the methods used to manage Websites are now critical business issues. No strategic e-commerce system stands alone, however. In a multichannel environment, how you integrate your e-commerce platform with …

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In Channel Integration, News

October 1, 2002




People News

Wallingford, CT based third-party fulfillment provider Fosdick Fulfillment Corp. has appointed Gene H. Bohnee production supervisor for its Fosdick West facility in Reno, NV. Bohnee will be responsible for overseeing Fosdick West’s overall physical operations environment, including quality control and …

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October 1, 2002




Lists and Prospecting: New Business from New Businesses

Excluding temporary seasonal companies, an estimated 3 million businesses open in the U.S. each year, according to David Biddulph, president of New Smyrna Beach, FL-based Market Force Corp., a database provider of new-business lists. For catalogers selling everything from paper …

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October 1, 2002




Operations and Management: Managing the Drop-Ship Process

Drop-shipping definitely has its advantages: It can free up warehouse space and allow you to squeeze a few dollars on margin by saving you shipping-in costs to your warehouse. But managing the drop-ship process can be a tricky proposition.
Nonetheless, …

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May 28, 2013




Food Merchants Cut Shipping Costs Without Cutting Corners

For direct-to-customer food merchants, the cost to ship merchandise can be rather steep. And when you add in factors such as package weight and spoilage risks, customer incentives such as free shipping is nearly impossible.

But it does not mean …

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In Ecommerce, Operations & Fulfillment

Senate-building

May 1, 2013




A Look Back at Marketplace Fairness Act

Last week the Senate voted 74 to 20 in favor of proceeding with its debate on the Marketplace Fairness Act and merchants are weighing in on how it would impact their business. Take a look back at Multichannel Merchant’s coverage of …

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Mobile-Checkout

April 30, 2013




Attracting and Retaining Mobile Users

Attracting and retaining mobile customers can be a challenge. Consumers are more empowered and smarter than ever before especially when they are using mobile technology, according to this infographic from MerchantWarehouse.com. It shows how to attract and retain new …

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