September 30, 2015

What Smart Branded Manufacturers are Doing to Prepare Right Now for Holiday 2015

It’s time. The holiday season is nearly upon us.

For many branded manufacturers, the fall and winter holiday season makes or breaks the whole fiscal year. The machinery of holiday planning grinds into motion for brick-and-mortar retailers in January—…


In Blog, Ecommerce

free shipping, ecommerce fulfillment, Pitney Bowes, same-day delivery, consumer survey, holiday shopping season, 2015 holiday shopping

September 24, 2015

Shipping Options, Especially Free, Continue to Delight Shoppers, Survey Finds

The importance of offering consumers different shipping options during the holiday season has grown considerably in the past year, while free shipping still trumps fast, according to a new survey from Pitney Bowes.

In the online survey of 1,000 U.S. …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment


September 23, 2015

How to Succeed in the Global Payments Market

Every business today has the potential to go global from day one. The Internet enables merchants from one side of the world to connect with consumers on the other side in an instant. This size of opportunity is mind-boggling.

Three …


In Blog, Global


December 8, 2014

What Retailers Need to Know about Big Data

The “big data” hype rages on, especially for retailers anticipating the holiday shopping season. If you are among those hoping to find a sudden, near-miraculous solution to your data concerns, I have good news and bad news:

The good news …


In Blog, Data & Analytics


September 10, 2015

World First Partners with Newegg to Help International Sellers Save Money

World First and Newegg announced the launch of a new partnership aiming to help thousands of international marketplace sellers.

Clients selling in the U.S. as part of Newegg’s Global Seller Program can now use World First’s competitive …


In Global, Payments

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June 4, 2014

Shoe Carnival to Roll out Ship-From-Store

The head of ecommerce for Shoe Carnival said the company’s transition from a third-party logistics (3PL) provider to a ship-from-store approach is foundational in terms of its overall omnichannel strategy, providing inventory awareness throughout the chain across its stores, …


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce


May 28, 2015

Making Ratings and Reviews Part of the Online Experience

Customers love to know what other customers think of a product when it comes to making a purchase. That is why retailers are making ratings and reviews part of the website experience.

David Meidam, infor­mation system man­ager at …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads

July 15, 2010

Merchants Hope for Back-to-School Rebound

The average U.S. family is expected to spend 10.5% more during the 2010 back-to-school shopping season than they did last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2010 Consumer Intentions and Actions Back to School survey, conducted by BIGresearch.
The families …


In News


April 8, 2014

Taking Advantage of Back in Stock Alerts

Out of stock items can be a real headache for retailers. On the one hand, you don’t want to remove them for your website and miss out on potential future sales. On the other, if a shopper attempts to …


In Email, Inventory

Same-day delivery, Curbside, Target, Best Buy, omnichannel retail, curbside pickup, Sears

September 2, 2015

Curbside Expands to New York, Tries Out New Light-Up Stations

Pickup app Curbside has expanded its service to the New York metro area and Los Angeles in addition to San Francisco, and has set up its first updated “pickup pod” location with a color-coded light post that alerts shoppers when …


In Fulfillment, fulfillment

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