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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In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery

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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In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery

May 5, 2014




Overstock.com Launches Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services

Overstock.com Launches Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services, a Multi-Channel Logistics Solution (via PR Newswire)
SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) announced the launch of Supplier Oasis Fulfillment Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, which provides multi-channel …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

October 31, 2012




Sales and Use Tax Issue Has Potential to Get Messy

For the first time since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota nearly a generation ago, there is significant momentum in Congress for legislation that may remove the constitutional obstacle to requiring remote merchants …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

October 31, 2012




How to Accurately Forecast Holiday Inventory

It’s already that time again—the season retailers count on to round out a profitable year. With the winter holiday season being so vital, it’s a no-brainer that an accurate forecast is paramount.
Follow US! @MCMerchant Multichannel Merchant …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

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April 30, 2014




Returns Power Panel Weighs In On Best Practices

At last week’s Operations Summit in Indianapolis, a panel of operations directors shared their returns management experiences.

Ellen Shannon, Chief Content Director & Publisher of Multichannel Merchant moderated the session and shared the challenges that the industry faces in handling …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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November 28, 2014




Mobile Commerce Sales Surge on Thanksgiving Day

Here are the online shopping trends reported by IBM’s real-time analytics for Thanksgiving Day:

Online sales were up 14.3% over the same period on Thanksgiving 2013
Mobile traffic accounted for 52.1% of all online traffic, an increase of 22.4% year-over-year
Mobile sales accounted for 32.3% …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Ecommerce

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November 26, 2014




Holiday Season Ecommerce Spending Already Up 11%

It appears the holiday shopping season is in full swing online, as comScore says $17.5 billion has been spent online using desktop computers. That’s an 11% increase vs. the corresponding days last year.

Friday, Nov. 21 has been the heaviest online spending day …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Holiday 2014

February 14, 2013




Storch Out as Toys R Us CEO, Rubin in at Michaels

Jerry Storch is stepping down as CEO at Toys R Us, but will retain his position as its chairman.
Toys R Us is coming off a poor holiday season. The company reported last month that its fourth-quarter sales were down 4.7% …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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November 24, 2014




Global Consumers Get Early Start on Holiday Shopping Season

While Americans are gearing up for holiday shopping to begin this Thanksgiving weekend, the international holiday shopping season is already well underway, having kicked off on October 6th, according to data from Borderfree.

In recent years, cross-border shopping, payments and …

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