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December 2, 2015




Editor’s Notebook: Cyber Weekend BOPIS Went Smoothly… Kinda…

Buy online, pick up in store… Seems pretty easy from the customer point of view, and seems pretty complicated from a retailer’s perspective. And during the holiday season, omnichannel shopping should be nerve-racking for everyone.

But truth be told, my …

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December 2, 2015




Success, Growth Await Companies that Engage Emerging ‘Mobile-First’ Markets

Around the world, smartphone adoption is soaring, leaving traditional computers (and the conventional web) in the dust. According to data from StatCounter, global webpage views on desktop browsers have plummeted 13% in recent months. In a mere three years, more than …

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November 27, 2015




Editor’s Notebook: My Big Fat Omnichannel Thanksgiving Shopping Day

A new Parry Family tradition began this Thanksgiving Day. This was the first time in about 10 years that my wife, Ursula, was not doing double-duty as a float escort at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and/or working as an …

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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 …

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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

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November 11, 2015




The Big Fat Singles Day 2015 Pseudo Live Blog

EDITOR’S NOTE: Singles Day 2015 is here, and I was not awake around the clock… so while this is a running blog about Singles Day 2015, and is somewhat in chronological order, I can only say I am pseudo-live blogging the 11.11 Global …

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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 …

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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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February 26, 2014




eBay and U.S. Department of Commerce Announce Promotional Partnership

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and eBay Inc. CEO John Donahoe announced a partnership to promote U.S. trade and investment expansion. The joint effort will focus on increasing awareness of the …

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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. …

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