January 27, 2015

ShoeBuy Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Company

ShoeBuy, a global online retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands, today announced it has acquired a minority stake in Boston Boot Company. The acquisition marks ShoeBuy’s expansion into the footwear manufacturing business, and …


In Executive, M&A and Financial

January 27, 2015

Borderfree Acquires DutyCalculator

Borderfree announced it will acquire Bundle Tech Limited, the operator of DutyCalculator, a provider of cloud-based global trade and customs compliance data services.

The move expands Borderfree’s trade compliance data services capabilities and brings a broader, more comprehensive offering to …


In Global, Platforms


January 21, 2015

Can Amazon and RadioShack be a Match Made in Heaven?

Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans?

That and more, tonight, on… Okay, the lead is a little dramatic, but sometimes we need to have …


In Blog, marketing

domestic shipping, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, Endicia, FedEx, Free returns, IRCE, IRCE 2014, postage, returns, returns process, shipping, Shipping/Delivery, UPS, USPS

December 26, 2014

Step Up Your Returns Experience

With the big holiday sales behind us many merchants are now facing a steep increase in returns. It’s one of the most inquired about customer service questions prior to purchase, and arguably the most dreaded operational task.

Handling returns …


In Blog, Must Reads

FedEx, UPS, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx Smartpost, FedEx Freight, ecommerce fulfillment

December 16, 2014

FedEx Expands with the Acquisition of GENCO

FedEx announced it would acquire GENCO, a third party logistics provider. The acquisition will expand existing FedEx service offerings in the evolving retail and ecommerce markets, according to a press release.

“The acquisition of GENCO will transform our global portfolio …


In News

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

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