April 1, 2011




New PMG Brings a Refreshing Change to the USPS

JACK POTTER RETIRED AS POSTMASTER GENERAL (PMG) OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ON DEC. 3, 2010. That same day, his deputy, Patrick Donahoe, became the head of the second biggest government employer in the U.S. Seeing that Donahoe was a …

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In Postal Strategy

February 13, 2013




Ebay CEO Says Same-day Delivery Possible

>Ebay’s CEO John Donahoe said during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that he believes the ecommerce company can provide same-day delivery at scale, according to allthingsd.com.
Donahoe said it can be done in a similar way …

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In Amazon, eBay

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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 …

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In Executive, News

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July 15, 2014




That Moment You Realize Amazon Isn’t Kidding About Drones for Deliveries

[caption id="attachment_38113" align="aligncenter" width="650"] And you thought they were kidding… Amazon hopes to take a step forward in its Amazon Prime Air initiative by testing drones like these outdoors, and has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration for permission …

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In Blog, Must Reads

August 2, 2010




Clothing Makes the Catalog for Patrick James

Right from the cover, you get the sense that it’s good to be Patrick James–or at least, it’s good to buy your clothes from the Patrick James catalog. The men’s apparel mailer is a “West Coast Classic,” …

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June 12, 2014




SmartFurniture.com Announces Increased Conversion Rates of SmartProfile at IRCE

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading online furniture retailer SmartFurniture.com announced today at the commencement of IRCE, the largest internet retailing show, that its proprietary prescriptive personalization application SmartProfile has increased conversion rates by a factor of more than 20x in 2014. …

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In IRCE 2014

June 11, 2014




Upstream Commerce Unveils MAP Monitor Solution at IRCE 2014

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Retail Intelligence leader, Upstream Commerce, today, at the IRCE 2014 Conference in Chicago, unveiled its MAP Monitor™ solution, latest tool in their price intelligence toolbox, giving retailers the capability to identify, document, and track corrections of MAP pricing …

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June 10, 2014




Five Below Names Former Walmart.com Chief as President

Teen and tween discounter Five Below announced today it has named Joel Anderson as president. Anderson was previously president and CEO of Walmart.com, according to a press release from Five Below.
“With Joel, we have a proven multichannel retail …

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In Executive, Leadership Team

October 28, 2010




New Poly Letter Wrap Product for Catalogers

The U.S. Postal Service’s new business plan calls on customers and stakeholders to provide it with creative ideas that keep mail an attractive communications tool.
Innovative Packaging has one: The supplier of polymer-based substrates to the direct mail …

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In Catalog, News

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June 3, 2014




Warehouse Management Systems, Warehouse Control Systems: Partners in Distribution Efficiency

Experts in operations and fulfillment agree there is a place for both cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and locally installed warehouse control systems (WCS). This is because the high volume of distribution center traffic, driven by the explosive growth in …

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