August 17, 2011




Financial Clock Ticking For USPS

Sinking mail volume, massive annual payments for retiree health benefits, and an entirely unhealthy fiscal situation have put the U.S. Postal Service in a precarious position.
The Postal Service incurred an $8.5 billion net loss in fiscal 2010, compared to a …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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November 28, 2014




Mobile Commerce Sales Surge on Thanksgiving Day

Here are the online shopping trends reported by IBM’s real-time analytics for Thanksgiving Day:

Online sales were up 14.3% over the same period on Thanksgiving 2013
Mobile traffic accounted for 52.1% of all online traffic, an increase of 22.4% year-over-year
Mobile sales accounted for 32.3% …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Ecommerce

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November 26, 2014




Holiday Season Ecommerce Spending Already Up 11%

It appears the holiday shopping season is in full swing online, as comScore says $17.5 billion has been spent online using desktop computers. That’s an 11% increase vs. the corresponding days last year.

Friday, Nov. 21 has been the heaviest online spending day …

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October 15, 2012




Toys “R” Us Begins Shipping to Over 60 Countries

Toys “R” Us Inc. has gone international after announcing that shipping is now available to more than 60 counties for both its toysrus.com and babiesrus.com chains.
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In Global, News

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November 24, 2014




Global Consumers Get Early Start on Holiday Shopping Season

While Americans are gearing up for holiday shopping to begin this Thanksgiving weekend, the international holiday shopping season is already well underway, having kicked off on October 6th, according to data from Borderfree.

In recent years, cross-border shopping, payments and …

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November 22, 2014




How to Boost Social Shopping Sales This Cyber Weekend

Are you prepared for the upcoming retail holiday season? Every year, online merchants get ready for the inevitable onslaught of customer orders on Cyber Weekend. That may sound a bit scary, but fear not because Cyber Monday can help push …

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In Blog, Cyber Weekend 2014

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November 21, 2014




The Top 10 Holiday Email Marketing Tips

With the holidays around the corner the stakes for retailers have never been higher. Increased competition paired with the growing savviness of online customers means retailers need to put in place a robust email marketing strategy if they want to …

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In Blog, Email

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November 20, 2014




Tackling Omnichannel this Holiday Season

Omnichannel continues to be the buzzword on the lips of marketers this holiday season.  Consumers are expecting a seamless experience across multiple devices, according to this infographic by Quick Pivot.

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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November 19, 2014




Belk Launches Holiday Themed Sweepstakes

Belk is gearing up for the holiday season with its Santa Baby Sweepstakes.  The southern lifestyle retailer teamed up with HelloWorld, a provider of rich engagement solutions.

“Customer loyalty is the cornerstone of our Belk brand, said Jon Pollack, executive …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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November 18, 2014




Bullseye: Target Adds Mobile In-Store Features

A week after Walmart announced enhancements to its mobile app to make holiday shopping easier for its in-store customers, Target announced that several new in-store navigation features are now live in its mobile app.

The features include new interactive maps …

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