November 10, 2013




Inventory Management, Lack of Ecommerce, Killed Building 19

The irony of New England off-price closeout retailer Building 19′s demise is that it started off in 1964 as a merchant that took advantage of other merchant’s misfortunes and failures.

But as Building 19 expanded its bricks-and-mortar footprint, its business plan remained …

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In Blog, eCommerce

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November 7, 2013




Webgistix Announces Fulfillment Center Expansion

Webgistix announced plans to build a new fulfillment center in Scranton, Pennsylvania and expand its current fulfillment center in Las Vegas, citing a high demand for fulfillment services across the county, according to a press release.

Webgistix was acquired by …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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November 6, 2013




Amazon Shares Warehouse Space with Proctor & Gamble

Since 2010 Amazon has shared warehouse space with Proctor & Gamble, the parent company of such products like Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels, Tide laundry detergent among others, according to the Wall Street Journal,  a move many are saying is a beneficial …

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In Amazon, Ecommerce

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November 2, 2013




Don’t Let Your Logistics Provider Put You on Customers’ Naughty Lists

Holiday season is one of the most important times of the year for brands. For retailers, it represents a surge in first-time customers and an opportunity to reinforce relationships with existing customers who purchase online.

Customers’ experiences during the holiday …

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In Executive, General & Administration

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October 23, 2013




Saks Launches Off 5th Ecommerce Site

Saks Fifth Avenue launched an ecommerce site for its off-price franchise, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, which went live in September.

Michael Burgess, president of Saks Direct, said Saks Off 5th offers the same product collections online found in-store.

Saks, …

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In Ecommerce, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 22, 2013




eBay Acquires Shutl to Beef Up Same-day Delivery

eBay has acquired U.K.-based same-day delivery courier service Shutl, and will use the acquisition to boost its eBay Now to 25 markets by the end of 2014. Financial terms of the Oct. 22 deal have not been disclosed.

eBay included the …

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In eBay, Global

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October 22, 2013




Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $35

Amazon has raised its minimum order size for free shipping to $35, effective Oct. 22.

Amazon spokesman Erik Fairleigh said in an email the the company had not changed the minimum order amount for free shipping in more than a decade. That …

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In Amazon, Marketing

October 14, 2013




Integrated Distribution Services Expands Into New Facility

Integrated Distribution Services, Inc. (IDS) Continues Warehousing and Fulfillment Expansion into Additional Facility (via PR Newswire)
PLAINFIELD, Ind., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Integrated Distribution Services, Inc. (IDS) announced today it will be expanding into a new office and warehouse facility located …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center

October 14, 2013




Overstock.com Opens Warehouse in Pennsylvania

Overstock.com Opens Warehouse in Jonestown, Pennsylvania (via PR Newswire)
New location will reach customers in the eastern U.S. with two day shipment Download image Overstock.com Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Overstock.com) SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Overstock.com, …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Warehouse/Distribution Center

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October 10, 2013




Men’s Wearhouse Rejects Jos. A. Bank’s $2.3 Billion Offer

The Men’s Wearhouse’s Board of Directors voted Oct. 9 to reject an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Jos. A. Bank to acquire Men’s Wearhouse for $48 per share in cash.

According to Jos. A. Bank, the $2.3 billion deal would create the largest men’s …

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In News, PR Newswire

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