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 11, 2013




Hearing Scheduled To Discuss Future of the U.S. Postal Service

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell, Issa, R-Calif., announced in a press release he would convene a full committee hearing to examine the future of the United States Postal Service.

The hearing will explore a range of options …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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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October 29, 2014




Free Shipping Free-For-All

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, retailers are lining up in droves to offer “free” shipping to consumers as a promotional tool to drive sales.

Target started this year’s land rush, announcing Oct. 21 that it was offering free …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

December 7, 2011




Postal Pain Continues With First-Class Mail Changes

Don Landis, vice president of postal affairs for catalog printer Arandell Corp., has seen it all in the mailing industry. That is until the U.S. Postal Service filed for change of standards that will dramatically alter the First-Class Mail …

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In Catalog, Postal Strategy

December 6, 2011




Four Postal Groups Request Withdrawal of Exigent Rate Case

Four postal associations have asked U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to withdraw the U.S. Postal Service’s request for a $2.3 billion exigent postage increase for 2012.
The four groups — The Direct Marketing Association; the Association for Postal Commerce 9; …

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In Uncategorized

December 5, 2011




Opinion: Ben Franklin Tells Congress to Give USPS What It Wants

Good day members of Congress, it has been quite some time since I addressed you, but I feel compelled to now in the hopes that you’ll stop all the dilly-dallying and give the U.S. Postal Service what it …

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In Shipping/Delivery

October 26, 2010




PMG Potter To Retire in December

It’s the end of an era: The U.S. Postal Service announced Oct. 25 that Postmaster General Jack Potter will retire on Dec. 3. Potter was named the 72nd U.S. Postmaster General on June 1, 2001 – making him the longest serving postmaster …

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In Catalog, Customer Relationship Management

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October 9, 2014




Best Practices for Retail Operations and Fulfillment

Major tactical areas like handling holiday season demand and related labor management issues, as well as implementing omnichannel commerce and dealing with rapid changes in customer contact centers, are perennial challenges facing operations and fulfillment professionals.
To help them address …

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