Pitney Bowes, Borderfree, ecommerce, global ecommerce, Operations and Fulfillment, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, third-party fulfillment, third-party logistics, 3PL, ecommerce platform, mergers and acquisitions, M&A

May 5, 2015

Pitney Bowes to Acquire Competitor Borderfree

Pitney Bowes Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Borderfree, according to a release. The companies said Borderfree’s solutions will complement and expand Pitney Bowes’s ecommerce capabilities, helping clients grow their global business by …


In cross-border, duties and taxes


April 23, 2015

NetSuite to Acquire Bronto Software for $200 Million

NetSuite announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bronto Software Inc., for $200 million.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, according to a press release.

The combination brings together two companies of cloud-based omnichannel …


In Ecommerce, Marketing

UPS, shipping/delivery, dimensional weight pricing, ecommerce, ecommerce delivery, operations and fulfillment

July 29, 2015

UPS Beats Q2 Earnings Estimate Even As Revenue Falls

UPS reported second-quarter earnings that were ahead of analyst estimates, even though revenue was slightly below expectations, the latter hurt by the strong dollar and the continuing decline in fuel surcharges due to lower oil prices. Yields were helped on …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment


July 24, 2015

Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded.

A members-only marketplace, Jet is going after Amazon by allowing sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on …


In Ecommerce, Executive

July 14, 2015

5 Keys for Using Social to Drive Digital Marketing Success

5 Keys for Using Social to Drive Digital Marketing Success
Millions of people visit social media sites every day, but many businesses still struggle with how to capture these interactions and use them to drive more personalized marketing. …


In Webinars


July 3, 2015

Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit

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It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

And what a …


In Ecommerce, Executive


February 4, 2015

Macy’s, Inc. Agrees to Acquire Bluemercury

Macy’s, Inc. has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Bluemercury, Inc., a luxury beauty products and spa services retailer, for $210 million in cash.

Bluemercury, based in Washington, D.C., currently operates about 60 specialty stores in 18 states, typically …


In M&A and Financial, News


June 20, 2015

Week in Review: Amazon Wants You to Deliver

Amazon is trying to make delivery even faster by turning the U.S. into a Nation of Couriers… Who needs drones when you can have an Uber-like delivery experience? You think that’s crazy? Just remember the Roadie and Waffle House …


In Ecommerce, Executive

June 16, 2015

How to Align Ecommerce Strategy with Gamification Techniques

Gamification has long been part of the daily shopping experience. Leading brands like Nike, Coca-Cola and Perrier understand the effect that entertaining shopping experiences have on customers, as do e-commerce brands Amazon, Ebay, and Zappos.

Many companies employ game experiences …


In Blog, Ecommerce


June 15, 2015

CVS Health Acquires Target Pharmacy Business

CVS Health will acquire and Target Corporation pharmacy and clinic business for approximately $1.9 billion, the two companies announced in a press release.

Through this agreement, CVS Health will acquire more than 1,660 pharmacies across 47 states and operate them through store-within-a-store format, …


In Ecommerce, News

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