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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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In B2B, Ecommerce

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August 13, 2014




Global Ecommerce Now a Mainstream Retail Objective

Global ecommerce is fast becoming a mainstream objective, not just for visionary retailers but across the board as companies look to other shores for new opportunities as the domestic market becomes saturated.

This was the message from Kris Green, Chief …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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August 16, 2014




38% of All Ecommerce Site Visits Came From Mobile and Tablet Devices

Ecommerce is going mobile: 38% of all ecommerce traffic during the first half of the year mobile devices and tablets, according to a report by ShopVisible.

ShopVisible said its customers saw an 18% overall increase in online revenue during the first half …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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August 16, 2014




QA Testing Technology is Key for Seamless Integration

A recent column on The Future of Commerce cited an eBay study which found that 77 percent of shoppers expect a seamless, integrated experience regardless of whether they’re in store, online or using a mobile device.

So software companies serving today’…

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In Technology

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August 19, 2014




Retailers Say Hello to Next-Generation Personalization

Personalization in retail has become so established that many retailers have embraced approaches that are good enough. I see standard features like “you may also like” recommendations as “Gen 1” personalization using web cookies to establish product-to-product connections.

But the dramatic …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, warehouse, operations, Operations and Fulfillment, retailers, retail, pop-up distribution center, pop-up retail

August 19, 2014




Is a Pop-up Distribution Center Right for You?

While pop-up retail is not new – dating back to California-based Vacant in 1999 – the concept of pop-up distribution centers is a fairly new one. Following the same idea, it involves setting up a temporary distribution center in a specific location for …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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August 19, 2014




How to Transform Your Ecommerce Legacy Platform

How old is your legacy ecommerce platform? For many retailers, their front-end and back-end  platforms could be anywhere from 10 to 15 years old, leaving many in serious need of an overhaul. As technology continues to advance and omnichannel commerce grows in …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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August 20, 2014




Sleepy’s Sees Revenue Growth after Website Redesign

Sleepy’s saw a 20% increase in revenue after the redesign of its website and a 15% increase in overall conversions when it began working with Amplience Dynamic Media, according to a case study.

During the Sleepy’s website redesign, the company …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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