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December 3, 2014




MarketLive Releases Weekend Sales Results For Online Retailers

MarketLive, the leading Total Commerce platform for high-growth merchants, today released retail performance statistics for its platform customers during the four-day shopping weekend starting at Thanksgiving.

An analysis of industry statistics shows that MarketLive customers followed an industry trend of …

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November 30, 2014




Thanksgiving Fire Destroys Fannie May and Harry London Distribution Center

[Video Courtesy of FOX 8, Cleveland]
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. reported that supplies of its Fannie May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates will be limited this holiday season due to a fire at the company’s Maple Heights, OH warehouse …

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December 1, 2014




Making It Right for Affected Customers Key for Harry London

In the wake of a devastating Thanksgiving Day fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland housing its Fannie May and Harry London chocolates products, 1-800-Flowers.com needs to do all it can to make all affected customers happy …

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November 29, 2014




Mobile Momentum Moves Through Black Friday

IBM has reported record online and mobile shopping during Thanksgiving and Black Friday based on consumer transactions analyzed in real-time by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. The data-driven insight gives retailers and marketers more than 370 performance indicators to benchmark themselves …

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November 29, 2014




eBay Outpaces Amazon on Black Friday

Black Friday was a big win for eBay, or at least for ChannelAdvisor clients who sell via the eBay marketplace. Same store sales on eBay for ChannelAdvisor clients grew 26.9% year over year, while sales on Amazon for ChannelAdvisor clients grew 24.2% …

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November 29, 2014




Rue La La Reports 68% Of Thanksgiving Sales From Mobile Devices

Rue La La reported record-breaking sales via mobile devices Thanksgiving, with 68% of sales coming from mobile.

Rue La La’s more than 13 Million Members have embraced mobile shopping, which accounts for 50% of Rue La La’s daily sales.  On Thursday evening, shoppers …

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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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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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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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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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