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July 17, 2014




Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly Make the “10 Brands That Will Disappear” List

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that it predicts will disappear before the end of the following year. And three retailers – Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly – have made the 2015 list, which published last week.

But should Aeropostale, Lululemon …

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July 17, 2014




NetSuite Acquires Venda to Accelerate Growth in Europe

NetSuite Inc. today announced the acquisition of London-based Venda, a leading provider of ecommerce solutions for an undisclosed amount.
NetSuite’s acquisition of Venda builds on the momentum of NetSuite SuiteCommerce globally and supports NetSuite’s business expansion into the European market, …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Growing Global, global, global ecommerce, France, Germany, cross border, retail, online retail, returns fraud, returns policy, Europe, EU, EU consumer rights directive

July 23, 2014




Growing Global Attendees Challenged to Pursue Major Opportunity

If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity – but you have to enter it with a clear plan and strategy in place, starting slowly and building on …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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July 25, 2014




Apple’s Sales Growth in India is Great for Global Ecommerce

Apple reported that its third quarter revenues were up 6%, and CEO Tim Cook attributes that to its progress in the BRIC countries, where iPhone sales were up a very strong 55% year-over-year.

And that, coupled with strong iPad sales, could lead …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, tax code, tax code changes, tax collection, tax law, operations, operations and fulfillment

July 29, 2014




When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, especially when they’re in growth mode, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. In a nutshell, it helps managers and supervisors track and manage …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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July 31, 2014




Canada, Australia Top Choices for Cross-Border Ecommerce

[caption id="attachment_51555" align="alignright" width="151"] Want to know more about growing your global ecommerce business? Click here and download Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook report.[/caption]

Canada (84%) and Australia (54%) are the top choices for cross-border ecommerce, followed by Japan and …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Growing Global, global, global ecommerce, France, Germany, cross border, retail, online retail, returns fraud, returns policy, Europe, EU, EU consumer rights directive

July 31, 2014




In France and Germany, Ecommerce a Matter of Trust

Merchants who want to conduct cross-border ecommerce into France and Germany have to grapple with a common issue – trust in the online channel.

Speakers on a France and Germany panel at Multichannel Merchant’s recent Growing Global conference agreed that …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, logistics, FedEx, USPS, financials, warehouse/distribution center, holiday shopping, holiday shopping 2013, Amazon

July 31, 2014




UPS Spending $175M to Add Holiday Shipping Capacity

UPS announced on its Q2 earnings call this week that it was spending $175 million to increase its capacity during the holiday shopping season, including adding 50 new hub sorts at its existing facilities – bumping up capacity by 5% – and going from limited …

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In Fulfillment, Holiday 2014

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August 1, 2014




Target and Walmart Announce New Leaders

It was a busy week for executive hirings: Target brought in a new chairman and CEO, and Walmart U.S. promoted its new president and CEO from within.

[caption id="attachment_51808" align="alignleft" width="147"] Brian Cornell[/caption]

Target announced that …

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August 7, 2014




B2B Sees Faster Online Sales Growth than B2C

B2B ecommerce has grown at a faster sales pace than B2C, according to Epsilon’s 2014 Multichannel Trend Report.

B2B online sales grew nearly 8% during that time, and accounted for nearly two-thirds of all sales, according to the Epsilon …

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