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April 22, 2015




Keeping Holiday Promotions Alive During the Summer

Black Friday is a phenomenon that has woven its way into the very fabric of popular culture, but the traditional industry notion that red ink on your balance sheet has to wait until the end of November to turn black …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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January 18, 2016




USPS Rate Increases Not Expected to Materially Impact Volume, Share

While the U.S. Postal Service on Sunday implemented some significant price increases for parcel delivery, after keeping them low as UPS and FedEx raised a number of theirs, the moves are not expected to create major volume shifts away …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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January 12, 2016




4 Steps to Make International Shipping Simple

Selling cross-border has become a major moneymaker for corporations and small businesses alike – consumers buying from foreign countries spend twice as much as domestic shoppers. Additionally, 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is now outside of the US. Yet …

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January 7, 2016




How to Win Over the Hearts, Minds, and Business from Millennial Shoppers

Generational gaps are nothing new. Baby boomers faced parents who didn’t understand the Beatles and then turned around to become frustrated by their slacker Gen X kids, who in turn had millennials who they now present with participation trophies.

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January 6, 2016




Resolve To Save: 5 Moving Ways to Offset Package Rate Increases

While most of us are still busy ringing in 2016, the nation’s primary package handlers are equally busy implementing their annual rate increases. As a result, it promises to be anything but a Happy New Year for retailers trying to …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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January 4, 2016




5 Secrets to Sales for the New Year

While we’re all celebrating the end of 2015, a larger question looms: what will next year bring us? With shoppers’ increasingly on-demand access to goods and services, the competition for their attention will be fiercer than ever. Figuring out the …

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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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December 31, 2015




The Top 10 Stories that Shaped D-to-C Retail in 2015

The ball in Times Square will drop in just a few hours, and Ryan Seacrest will let the world know 2016 is here.

With the year about to come to an end, here’s a look at the Top 10 stories that shaped …

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December 30, 2015




4 Steps to Rekindle the Spark in 2016

The holiday season is coming to a close, and hopefully, the months spent planning made it a successful one for you. Nothing is more festive than seeing your year-end goals met. But with all of the attention on the magical …

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In Big Data, Blog

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December 28, 2015




Evolving Retail Trends to Watch in 2016

2015 has come and (nearly) gone, and for the retail industry, it has been a year of big change. From a variety of new payments options and requirements to new ways to sell online, there are a number of trends propelling …

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