UPS, peak holiday season 2015, FedEx, omnichannel

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


December 18, 2014

CommerceHub to Acquire Mercent

Ecommerce provider CommerceHub today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Mercent, a retail technology company. The deal is expected to be finalized in January 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

CommerceHub’s virtual-inventory platform integrates North America’…


In News, PR Newswire


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

November 24, 2014

Petco to Acquire Drs. Foster and Smith

Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith, a leading veterinary-owned online pet supply company. The acquisition will unite one of the largest pet specialty retailers with one of the largest online pet retailers in the …


In Executive, M&A and Financial


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


May 29, 2015

Capmark Acquires Orchard Brands for $410 million

Orchard Brands Corp., a multichannel retailer of apparel and home products focused on serving women and men above the age of 50, announced on May 27 that the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Capmark Financial Group Inc.


In Executive, M&A and Financial

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