May 25, 2012

Bazaarvoice to Acquire PowerReviews in $151.9 Million Deal

Bazaarvoice has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PowerReviews in a deal worth an estimated $151.9 million, Bazaarvoice announced this afternoon.
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Bazaarvoice will pay $31.0 million in cash, issue up to 6.4 …


In Ecommerce, Global

April 17, 2012

Fanatics to Acquire Sports Memorabilia Merchant Dreams

Licensed sports memorabilia seller Dreams, Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with Fanatics, Inc., which also sells licensed sports memorabilia. Privately-held Fanatics will acquire all the outstanding shares of Dreams for $3.45 per share in cash for an aggregate transaction …


In News

Canada, Canadian shoppers, Canadian consumers, Canadian ecommerce, Canada Post, ecommerce, marketing, American brands, branding, ecommerce growth, webinar

October 13, 2014

Canadian Ecommerce a Great Opportunity for U.S. Merchants

With a consumer base that loves American brands, is very plugged in digitally and among the largest online spenders in the world, Canadian ecommerce is a prime opportunity for U.S.-based merchants. Yet many have remained reluctant to open …


In Branding, Catalog


October 6, 2014

How Williams-Sonoma Finds Success in the Digital Age

Williams-Sonoma continues to move steadfast into the digital age while still having its catalog be its primary driver for sales.

“We’re approaching $5 billion in revenue as a company and we are 50% direct-to-consumer,” said Pat Connolly, chief strategy and business …


In Ecommerce, Marketing


September 10, 2014

Is RadioShack Going Out of Business?

Electronics retailer RadioShack could file for bankruptcy soon after its shares lost nearly a third of their value, brokerage Wedbush Securities reported Tuesday, according to Reuters. 

This would make the stock worthless by the end of the year. The stock …


In Amazon, Ecommerce


September 8, 2014

PetSmart Acquires Pet360

PetSmart announced last week that it is planning to acquire ecommerce pet retailer Pet360. The transaction is expected to be complete this month.

“Although online sales are still a relatively small part of the pet products industry, we expect them …


In News

Rue La La, Gilt Groupe, flash sales, ecommerce, retail, online retail, Zulily, luxury goods, high end, high-end retail

August 15, 2014

Rue La La Seeking Buyer as Flash Sales Market Tightens

As flash sales have fallen off their peak and the market has gotten crowded, Rue La La has hired investment bank JP Morgan Chase to seek strategic alternatives, including finding a buyer, the Boston Globe reported. The paper also said …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads


July 22, 2014

SEM Tops Online Retail Customer Acquisition Tactics

Despite the arsenal of digital marketing tactics now at every retailer’s fingertips, one customer acquisition tactic still stands above the rest: paid search programs.

According to the 2014 Research State of Retailing Online study, which surveyed 81 retailers …


In Marketing, News


July 17, 2014

Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly Make the “10 Brands That Will Disappear” List

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that it predicts will disappear before the end of the following year. And three retailers – Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly – have made the 2015 list, which published last week.

But should Aeropostale, Lululemon …


In Blog, Executive

Herschell Gordon Lewis

July 16, 2014

Email Subject Lines and the The Law of Declining Significance

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Here’s the easiest quiz you’ll see all day:

What all-too-common a mistake do these email headings share?

(Every one is either current or recent. We don’t need …


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