Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

September 22, 2014




CASL Could Have Big Effect on U.S. Marketers

U.S.-based businesses that engage in marketing activities directed to Canadian residents – both businesses and individuals – could find themselves on the receiving end of some hefty fines, courtesy of a strict Canadian anti-spam law which went into effect on …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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September 21, 2014




Your 5-point Checklist for Going Omnichannel

With the right digital strategy in place, retailers can enhance engagement between the customer and store associate, better leverage inventory positions and maximize the store footprint.

But every store operation is different and the right solution for one retailer may …

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In Customer Service, Engagement

September 21, 2014




How the Cover of Cosmo Helped Me Build Meaningful, Lasting Customer Relationships

As much as they’d like to believe otherwise, brands don’t interact with people the way likable people interact with people. Brands act like egomaniacs who fixate on themselves, share little and never get too personal. On social media, …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

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September 19, 2013




Postmaster General Says USPS in Midst of Financial Disaster

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a U.S. Senate committee today that the U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low.

Donahoe is seeking legislation that will …

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Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

September 23, 2014




Getting Logistics and Fulfillment Right to Enter the Canadian Market

Canada is a prime market for merchants to access, with an estimated 2013 GDP of $1.52 trillion. Other sources, including the Luxembourg Income Study Database, indicate the after-tax median income in Canada is now higher than the U.S.

For marketers, Canada …

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In cross-border, Fulfillment

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September 11, 2014




Why Millennials Aren’t Loyal to Your Retail Brand

Some Fortune 500 companies are waking up to discover that millennials no longer care for their products. And unfortunately, some companies have also misdiagnosed why they are alienating this demographic.

Millennials are not averse to brand loyalty, as some executives have …

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In Branding, Campaign

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September 9, 2014




Focus on the Ecommerce User Experience

Back before the web, when customers were required to actually travel to a physical location in order to complete a purchase, retailers could craft an in-person sales experience, one that merchandised the store with the newest products and biggest sales.

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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September 9, 2014




Retail Experts Skeptical about Twitter’s Buy Button

Twitter announced Monday that it is testing a Buy button, which allows tweeters to buy merchandise from retailers via Twitter, without leaving the social media platform. But retail experts who recently spoke with Multichannel Merchant say they are skeptical about …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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September 16, 2014




5 Ways Retailers can Add Value to their Customers

Since the beginning of the global recession, retailers have increasingly relied on discounting to drive sales and encourage money-conscious shoppers to browse and make purchases in-store and online. While discounting can be a very effective tactic for shifting stock, it …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 16, 2014




Same-day Delivery Rollouts Speed Up

Delivery times continue to speed up, as three major retailers – Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s – announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.

Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are using Deliv to power its same-day delivery services.

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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