June 10, 2014

PayPal President David Marcus Leaves Company for Facebook

Ebay Inc. announced this week that PayPal president David Marcus is leaving the company for Facebook. His last day is expected to be June 27, according to a press release from eBay Inc.   Marcus will be leading Facebook’s messaging products.


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September 23, 2011

House Panel Approves Bill For Five-Day Postal Delivery

A House of Representatives subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday to end Saturday mail delivery. The bill would drastically reduce the U.S. Postal Service’s workforce and its network of 32,000 post offices and processing plants.
The bill would also phase out …


In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery

September 21, 2011

Obama’s Proposals Might Not Save USPS

President Obama is trying to lend a helping hand to the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service. But his proposals revealed this week aren’t nearly enough to save the USPS, according to industry experts.
Obama is pushing for five-day delivery …


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September 18, 2015

Week in Review: Ho Ho Ho, the Holiday Season is Here!

Put down your pumpkin spice lattes, etailers… the 2015 Holiday Season is here!

Well, at least it’s here for those in the retail industry. How can we tell? Because consumers are all riled up when they see Christmas displays in stores (…


In Ecommerce, Executive

Google Express, Amazon, Deliv, same-day delivery, overnight delivery, ecommerce fulfillment, Costco, Kohl's, Staples, Ulta Beauty

September 11, 2015

Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery

Nearly a year after rolling out its overnight delivery service in the Chicago area, Google Express is expanding throughout the Midwest, as it looks to gain ground against Amazon and other competitors in the growing battle for market share in …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment

Toys R Us, Babies R Us, free shipping, ecommerce, holiday shopping, peak holiday season, 2015 holiday shopping, omnichannel retail, buy online pickup in store

October 18, 2013

Urcelay Promoted to CEO at Toys R Us

Toys R Us has taken the Interim tag off Antonio Urcelay and named him CEO on Oct. 16. The merchant also announced that former ServiceMaster and Walmart executive Hank Mullany has been named president, Toys R Us, U.S., effective Nov. 5.


In Ecommerce, Global

September 12, 2013

Toys R Us Outlines Omnichannel Holiday Strategy

Toys”R”Us, Inc. Unwraps Plans For 2013 Holiday Season (via PR Newswire)
At a Special Preview Event, Company Outlines Blueprint to Reinvent Store Experience in Time for Shopping Season Ahead, Introducing New Product Categories and Expanding in Growth Areas Company …


In News, PR Newswire

Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

December 9, 2014

Emailing Canada: Truths and Myths

Canada’s new anti-spam regulations have created some misconceptions about what kinds of emails marketers can send to potential clients and consumers north of the border.

The big thing to keep in mind when trying to wrap your head around …


In Email, Email


August 15, 2015

Week in Review: Is an Exclusive Tmall Deal a Good Move for Macy’s?

Macy’s is heading East… to China. The department store retailer has formed a joint venture with Fung Retailing Limited and will have its own online store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform.

The joint venture, which is 65% owned by Macy’s …


In Ecommerce, Global

April 26, 2012

Senate Postal Bill Passes, Brings Mixed Reaction

The U.S. Senate passed S. 1789 by a 62-37 vote yesterday, but the USPS said the bill, which is supposed to enable the U.S. Postal Service to return to financial viability, does nothing to help the agency.

Among other …


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