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March 7, 2016




What’s Next For Brands’ Social Marketing Strategies?

It’s no secret that social media can shape consumer behavior. After all, nearly half of Americans (47%) say Facebook has the greatest impact on purchase behavior (compared to 24% in 2011). And 50% of all Americans have a Facebook account.

It also feels …

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In Blog, Marketing

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February 22, 2016




3 New Rules for Winning at Ecommerce in 2016

In 2008, when Mary Meeker predicted mobile would overtake the traditional web by 2014, few anticipated that would mean use would grow from 400 million users to 1.6 billion in 2015. In Mary’s latest edition of the KPCB Internet trends publication, she continues to …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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February 19, 2016




Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth

Ecommerce sales grew 15.8% in 2015, which far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey.

According to the MCM Outlook 2016 results, bricks-and-mortar store sales grew just 4% in 2015.

MCM Outlook 2016 also revealed that the …

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In News, PR Newswire

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August 20, 2015




Oracle to Acquire Maxymiser

Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Maxymiser, a provider of cloud-based software that enables marketers to test, target and personalize what a customer sees on a web page or mobile app, substantially increasing engagement and revenue, …

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In Marketing, News

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August 4, 2015




UPS to Acquire Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Billion

UPS has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Coyote Logistics, a technology-driven, non-asset based truckload freight brokerage company for $1.8 billion from Warburg Pincus.

Founded in 2006, Coyote reported annual revenue of $2.1 billion in 2014. Closing is expected within 30 days, subject …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, PR Newswire

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January 14, 2016




Week in Review: The Omnichannel Conundrum

Pureplay ecommerce retailers are disadvantaged by the high cost of marketing and shipping, making their business model challenging and ultimately unsustainable in the long-term, according to a report released this week by L2.

By contrast, the report finds that online …

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May 18, 2015




Ascena Retail Group to Acquire ANN INC.

Ascena Retail Group Inc., owner of plus-sized apparel brand Lane Bryant has announced it will merge with ANN INC., for a total of $2.0 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2015.

Upon closing, ANN INC. stockholders …

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In Ecommerce, News

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January 7, 2016




Week in Review: Macy’s Downfall Sends an Omnichannel Message

Despite all the doom and gloom news that came out of Macy’s, Inc. on Jan. 6, chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren said its omnichannel investments are paying off.

In November and December, the company filled nearly 17 million online orders at macys….

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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 …

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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 …

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