February 5, 2015

RadioShack’s Chapter 11 Filing Includes Restructuring Plan

It appears that the RadioShack brand will live on despite today’s Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. But the iconic electronics retailer will have a much-smaller footprint.

RadioShack has signed an asset purchase …


In Executive, M&A and Financial


February 4, 2015

Staples Acquiring Office Depot for $6.3 Billion

Staples, Inc. and Office Depot, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Office Depot in a deal worth $6.3 billion.

Under the terms of the …


In News, PR Newswire


February 4, 2015

Staples – Office Depot Deal Signals Shift in Office Supply Market

Staples Inc.’s plans to acquire Office Depot Inc., is a sign that the office supply industry is losing ground  to discount stores and ecommerce merchants.

“There is no need for all these stores, that and the fact that Walmart, …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads


January 28, 2015

How Marketers Can Better Engage with Movers

Epsilon released results of its 2015 New Mover Report which looked at consumer’s reasons for moving and associated purchase behaviors.

The research took a look at 963 households that had recently moved to uncover several themes essential to every marketer’s …


In Marketing, Must Reads


January 27, 2015

ShoeBuy Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Company

ShoeBuy, a global online retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands, today announced it has acquired a minority stake in Boston Boot Company. The acquisition marks ShoeBuy’s expansion into the footwear manufacturing business, and …


In Executive, M&A and Financial

January 27, 2015

Borderfree Acquires DutyCalculator

Borderfree announced it will acquire Bundle Tech Limited, the operator of DutyCalculator, a provider of cloud-based global trade and customs compliance data services.

The move expands Borderfree’s trade compliance data services capabilities and brings a broader, more comprehensive offering to …


In Global, Platforms


January 21, 2015

Can Amazon and RadioShack be a Match Made in Heaven?

Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans?

That and more, tonight, on… Okay, the lead is a little dramatic, but sometimes we need to have …


In Blog, marketing

domestic shipping, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, Endicia, FedEx, Free returns, IRCE, IRCE 2014, postage, returns, returns process, shipping, Shipping/Delivery, UPS, USPS

December 26, 2014

Step Up Your Returns Experience

With the big holiday sales behind us many merchants are now facing a steep increase in returns. It’s one of the most inquired about customer service questions prior to purchase, and arguably the most dreaded operational task.

Handling returns …


In Blog, Must Reads

FedEx, UPS, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx Smartpost, FedEx Freight, ecommerce fulfillment

December 16, 2014

FedEx Expands with the Acquisition of GENCO

FedEx announced it would acquire GENCO, a third party logistics provider. The acquisition will expand existing FedEx service offerings in the evolving retail and ecommerce markets, according to a press release.

“The acquisition of GENCO will transform our global portfolio …


In News

May 25, 2012

Bazaarvoice to Acquire PowerReviews in $151.9 Million Deal

Bazaarvoice has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PowerReviews in a deal worth an estimated $151.9 million, Bazaarvoice announced this afternoon.
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Bazaarvoice will pay $31.0 million in cash, issue up to 6.4 …


In Ecommerce, Global

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