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May 28, 2015




Geeknet Gets An Anonymous Bid

Two days after apparently agreeing to be acquired by Hot Topic, Geeknet, parent company of online gizmos, gadgets and apparel seller ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, has received a new bid from an anonymous buyer to acquire all of the outstanding …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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March 15, 2013




Target Agrees to Acquire CHEFS Catalog and Cooking.com

Target announced separate agreements March 14 to acquire CHEFS Catalog and assets of Cooking.com The company said in a press release that the acquisitions are aimed at expanding Target’s ecommerce presence in the cooking and kitchenware market.

Following the …

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In Catalog, PR Newswire

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May 27, 2015




Hot Topic Gets its ThinkGeek On

Hot Topic is going to get its geek on. The pop culture apparel and novelties seller said on May 25 that it will acquire Geeknet, Inc., the parent company of online gizmos, gadgets and apparel seller ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, for …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

back orders, Operations and Fulfillment, retail, omnichannel, ecommerce orders, ecommerce

May 20, 2015




The High Cost of Back Orders

How are backorders affecting your profitability?
From our consulting work with clients to improve their merchandise planning, forecasting and management processes and systems, we’ve seen a range of costs over 15 years to be between $7 and $12 for each unit that …

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In Blog, Customer Service

Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

May 20, 2015




Domestic Retailers are Opening Up to Cross-border Ecommerce

While presenting a number of risks and some significant barriers to entry, global ecommerce represents a massive opportunity and more retailers are jumping onboard as solutions for addressing cross-border business become more readily available. According to eMarketer, worldwide B2C …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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May 6, 2015




Borderfree a Great Fit for Pitney Bowes

Back in 2013, a year after when FiftyOne acquired international ecommerce company Borderfree from Canada Post and adopted the Borderfree name, someone in a Multichannel Merchant editorial meeting made the following statement:

“Borderfree won’t be around very long. Cross-border ecommerce is …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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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 …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

December 11, 2012




Honeywell to Acquire Intermec for $600 Million

Intermec, a provider of data capture and information management solutions, announced that an agreement is in the works in which technology and manufacturing firm Honeywell International will acquire Intermec for $600 million. The deal was announced in a press release, which …

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In Ecommerce, Email

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March 22, 2015




What Does the Apple Watch Mean for Retail Marketers?

Fill in the blank: The Apple Watch is the future of ___________.

a)      Fitness
b)      Communication
c)      Navigation
d)      Payment
e)      Anything/everything

Depending on what you’ve been reading lately, your answer could easily be any of the four I’…

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In Blog, Channel Integration

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February 18, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Feb. 18, 2015

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Urban Outfitters said it plans to relocate its Trenton, SC ecommerce fulfillment center to Gap, PA. Construction of the new 1 million square foot …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

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