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 …


In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery


October 30, 2015

Week In Review: REI Says No to Black Friday

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, outdoor clothing and equipment retailer REI wants its customers to #OptOutside. The retailer, who has been vocal in the past about stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving, will keep its “closed” sign in its …


In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce


June 24, 2014

eBay Enterprise Names IBM’s Hayman its New President

eBay Inc. has named Craig Hayman as president of its eBay Enterprise business. Hayman will report to eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe.

“We are fortunate to have Craig join our leadership team and lead our Enterprise business unit,” …


In Executive, Leadership Team


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.


In Executive, Must Reads


October 16, 2015

Week in Review: And the Rate Increases are Rolling In

The major package carriers’ general rate increases for 2016 are rolling in… just in time for the holidays!

UPS’s general rate increase will average between 4.9% and 5.2%, depending on the product and service. UPS’s rate increases will go into effect on Dec. 28. …


In Ecommerce, Executive


October 13, 2015

How to Optimize Localized Websites for New International Markets

More and more companies are increasing their growth, and revenue, by expanding into global markets. And the savviest businesses understand that the Internet is the fastest and most cost-effective way to reach these new customers.

Creating online experiences for these …


In Ecommerce, Global

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

USPS, U.S. Postal Service, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, returns, shipping strategy, omnichannel, omnichannel best practices, free shipping, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Priority Mail, free two-day shipping, return labels, return shipping labels

October 8, 2015

3 Ways to Keep Your Ecommerce Customers

For many ecommerce companies, their website is the primary sales channel, means of customer communication and marketing vehicle. In fact, the explosion in the use of mobile devices to access eCommerce sites and complete transactions has launched global eCommerce on …


In Blog, customer experience

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

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