August 25, 2015

HSN’s Distribution Center Consolidation Will Speed Up Delivery Times

HSN’s plan to consolidate its Roanoke, VA distribution center with its DC in Piney Flats, TN, will lead to faster delivery times for its customers, CEO Mindy Grossman said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call earlier this month.

HSN’s company-owned …


In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment


July 3, 2015

Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit

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It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

And what a …


In Ecommerce, Executive


July 16, 2014

Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act will Empower States

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After years of bills appearing before Senate and Congress, could sales tax enforcement on goods and services bought in the Internet finally be reality? Yes and no, depending …


In Executive, News


May 13, 2015

Sephora Opens Flagship Store on a Marketplace in China

Global beauty retailer Sephora announced the launch of its first and only Chinese online flagship store on JD.com , China’s largest online direct sales company. This marks a significant step forward for Sephora in its ecommerce and overall retail strategy …


In Global, Marketplaces


August 18, 2015

J.C. Penney Gears Up For Its Omnichannel Future

While J.C. Penney admits to still being behind curve with its transition to omnichannel, the company is satisfied with the progress it has made.

“In the second quarter, sales growth through J.C. Penney.com accelerated from the first …


In Must Reads, Omnichannel


August 17, 2015

The Digital Store is In Reach: How to Join the Revolution

A revolution in shopping is undeniably underway. With the meteoric rise of mobile devices, ecommerce has morphed from being an alternative channel to an omnipresent connection between brands and consumers.

According to Forrester’s U.S. Cross-Channel Sales Forecast, 2014 to 2018, …


In Blog, Ecommerce


August 18, 2015

Why Retailers Should Embrace Channels and Complexity

When examining the current state of the retail industry, omnichannel experts boldly assert that “channels are dead” and “consumers are in control,” while retailers confidently claim that they’re providing “seamless shopping experiences.” But a report released by the American …


In Blog, Omnichannel

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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 …


In Ecommerce, Marketing

June 16, 2015

How to Align Ecommerce Strategy with Gamification Techniques

Gamification has long been part of the daily shopping experience. Leading brands like Nike, Coca-Cola and Perrier understand the effect that entertaining shopping experiences have on customers, as do e-commerce brands Amazon, Ebay, and Zappos.

Many companies employ game experiences …


In Blog, Ecommerce


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

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