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May 27, 2015




Hot Topic Gets its ThinkGeek On

Hot Topic is going to get its geek on. The pop culture apparel and novelties seller said on May 25 that it will acquire Geeknet, Inc., the parent company of online gizmos, gadgets and apparel seller ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, for …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

back orders, Operations and Fulfillment, retail, omnichannel, ecommerce orders, ecommerce

May 20, 2015




The High Cost of Back Orders

How are backorders affecting your profitability?
From our consulting work with clients to improve their merchandise planning, forecasting and management processes and systems, we’ve seen a range of costs over 15 years to be between $7 and $12 for each unit that …

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In Blog, Customer Service

Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

May 20, 2015




Domestic Retailers are Opening Up to Cross-border Ecommerce

While presenting a number of risks and some significant barriers to entry, global ecommerce represents a massive opportunity and more retailers are jumping onboard as solutions for addressing cross-border business become more readily available. According to eMarketer, worldwide B2C …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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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’…

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In News, PR Newswire

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 …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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May 6, 2015




Borderfree a Great Fit for Pitney Bowes

Back in 2013, a year after when FiftyOne acquired international ecommerce company Borderfree from Canada Post and adopted the Borderfree name, someone in a Multichannel Merchant editorial meeting made the following statement:

“Borderfree won’t be around very long. Cross-border ecommerce is …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

Amazon, United Kingdom, Amazon UK, UK, same-day delivery, Royal Mail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, shipping/delivery, shipping, global ecommerce

April 28, 2015




Amazon Launches New B2B Marketplace

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com, according to a press release. The new marketplace provides access to several products from IT and lab equipment to education and food service supplies as well as …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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March 22, 2015




What Does the Apple Watch Mean for Retail Marketers?

Fill in the blank: The Apple Watch is the future of ___________.

a)      Fitness
b)      Communication
c)      Navigation
d)      Payment
e)      Anything/everything

Depending on what you’ve been reading lately, your answer could easily be any of the four I’…

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In Blog, Channel Integration

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August 1, 2014




Nordstrom to Acquire Trunk Club

Nordstrom announced July 31 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service for men.
The men’s market is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing segments in retail, and Trunk Club has …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

February 18, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Feb. 18, 2015

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Urban Outfitters said it plans to relocate its Trenton, SC ecommerce fulfillment center to Gap, PA. Construction of the new 1 million square foot …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

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