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February 25, 2016




Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market

UPS took a big step this week by leading a $28 million investment round in same-day startup Deliv, with the stated purpose of learning the intricacies of its business model, especially how it has succeeded in the retail space.

While some …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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February 25, 2016




Industry Data Provides Telling Insights for Retailers in 2016

It’s no secret that shoppers are moving online, but the physical store isn’t going anywhere as long as you start to leverage them differently. This year, retailers are putting a stake in the ground by creating continuous shopping experiences, whether …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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February 24, 2016




Former Borderfree Leaders Join Cross-Border Shopping Site iguama

Former Borderfree executives Michael DeSimone and Kris Green have taken on leadership roles at iguama, a Latin American online cross-border mall featuring popular U.S. brands and products.

DeSimone, the former President and CEO of Borderfree, has joined the Board …

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In Global, Marketplaces

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel retail, omnichannel operations, ecommerce, retail ecommerce, Amazon, Amazon.com

January 4, 2016




Omnichannel – Music to Your Ears?

Consumers made their transition to omnichannel some time ago, and slowly retailers are following suit.  Retailers see the benefits of taking a channel-agnostic approach to give a complete customer experience from marketing to browsing and buying, but getting to that …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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February 23, 2016




4 Trends Shaping the Mobile Shopping Experience

Mobile trends are like fashion trends: changing and evolving quickly. As a business, it’s imperative to ensure your mobile marketing strategy is relevant if you want to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

That’s because smartphones will …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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February 23, 2016




UPS Challenging FedEx-TNT Deal in Brazil

UPS has filed an appeal in Brazil of FedEx’s planned acquisition of TNT Express NV, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, after Brazilian antitrust authorities had given it a green light.

“The review process in Brazil contains …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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February 23, 2016




Room for Improvement: 5 Steps to Better Retail Warehouse Selection

The continued growth of omnichannel has changed the dynamic of how much warehouse space companies need and where.  As a result, public warehousing, or the short-term use of a 3PL facility, is becoming an increasingly popular supply chain practice.

The …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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February 23, 2016




Nordstrom Takes No. 1 Ranking in Customer Experience Index

Nordstrom was ranked No. 1 in the annual Customer Experience Index results from the e-tailing group, in conjunction with its 18th Annual Mystery Shopping Study conducted in the fourth quarter of 2015. Overall results for the ninth year of indexing came in …

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In customer experience, Customer Service

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January 2, 2016




From Catalogs to Ecommerce to Omnichannel, So Much Has Changed in My 10 Years With Multichannel Merchant

10 years ago today, I was late for work, my first day as a Senior Writer for Multichannel Merchant.

There was probably a light dusting of snow on the road. And I figured, based on my prior 6 years with the parent …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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February 19, 2016




Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth

Ecommerce sales grew 15.8% in 2015, which far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey.

According to the MCM Outlook 2016 results, bricks-and-mortar store sales grew just 4% in 2015.

MCM Outlook 2016 also revealed that the …

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In News, PR Newswire

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