May 1, 2014
A recent online promotion for U.S. pork conducted with China’s B2C marketplace Tmall.com drew rave reviews from Chinese consumers and strong results for U.S. pork suppliers.
The 7-day promotion, developed with support from the Pork …More...
April 29, 2014
Is Amazon getting geared up to grapple with grocers? During its first-quarter earnings call, the ecommerce behemoth said it is seeing early success with a new “essentials” delivery service for its Prime members.
Available nationally, Prime customers can use Prime …More...
April 16, 2014
The National Retail Federation today told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from highly-motivated and sophisticated cybercriminals and hackers.
“Retailers make significant investments every year in order to protect […More...
April 8, 2014
If Amazon is, indeed, taking over the ecommerce world, then operations and fulfillment professionals are the last to know. According to the results of MCM Outlook 2014, 28.8% of respondents have seen no effect from Amazon on their business.
However, 36% of respondents …More...
April 3, 2014
Over this past year we have seen a variety of different sized merchants choose to use third-party fulfillment (3PF) partners to handle their pick, pack and ship operations.
Each and every merchant has a different reason for using a 3PF …More...
April 1, 2014
Chocolate flooring? Super hero dress codes? Online cigar sampling?
Oh, Schtick! Did we all fall for some funny retail pranks this April Fool’s Day!
Here’s a snapshot look at the the pranks retailers pulled off this for April Fool’s Day:
March 30, 2014
IncStores.com recently launched their newest general flooring website, FlooringInc.com. The new site offers virtually every flooring type imaginable including wood, laminate, vinyl, carpet tiles, and many other specialty flooring options.
“FlooringInc.com has been in the works for …More...
March 17, 2014
Sebastian Gunningham, Senior Vice President, Seller Services, Amazon Services, joined Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor for a “fireside chat” at Channel Advisor’s Catalyst 2014 event. Some highlights from the conversation follow:
Retailers have mixed feelings about Amazon – …
March 17, 2014
At Channel Advisor’s Catalyst 2014 event last week, Channel Advisor’s CEO Scot Wingo asked, intriguingly, “Will marketplaces eat ecommerce?”
Wingo was referring to the growing dominance of marketplaces, notably Amazon’s and eBay’s, and the fact that marketplaces …More...
March 13, 2014