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December 28, 2015




Evolving Retail Trends to Watch in 2016

2015 has come and (nearly) gone, and for the retail industry, it has been a year of big change. From a variety of new payments options and requirements to new ways to sell online, there are a number of trends propelling …

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In Blog, Must Reads

L.L. Bean, ecommerce, catalog, ecommerce catalog, Leon A. Gorman, ecommerce pioneer

September 4, 2015




L.L. Bean Ecommerce Pioneer Leon A. Gorman Dies at 80

Leon A. Gorman, chairman emeritus of L.L. Bean who ran the company his grandfather founded for 30 years and was primarily responsible for its growth into an outdoor catalog and ecommerce juggernaut, died Thursday at his home in Yarmouth, ME …

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In Catalog, Ecommerce

July 15, 2010




Merchants Hope for Back-to-School Rebound

The average U.S. family is expected to spend 10.5% more during the 2010 back-to-school shopping season than they did last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2010 Consumer Intentions and Actions Back to School survey, conducted by BIGresearch.
The families …

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In News

August 15, 2014




How I’ll Spend my Summer Vacation… and Who to Contact While I’m Gone

Every now and then, you need to get away from the office and recharge the batteries. So from 3 p.m. today until September 2, I will be out of the office.

First, here’s who to contact when I’m gone:

If you …

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In Blog

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February 19, 2015




What Would eTail West be like #IfThe80sNeverStopped?

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Catalog Age) – Never gonna give you up; Never gonna let you down;
Never gonna run around and desert you;
Never gonna make you cry; Never gonna say goodbye;
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you…

Okay, …

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In Blog

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February 12, 2015




Belk’s Holiday Sweepstakes Sees Great Success in Mobile and Email

Over the holiday season, Belk launched its Santa Baby Sweepstakes which generated the greatest number of email and mobile opt-ins among other Belk sweepstakes in 2013 and 2014.

Belk partnered with Helloworld, a provider of rich engagement solutions to offer a multichannel …

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In Ecommerce, Email

Mothers-Day

February 10, 2015




Multiple Mother’s Days Means More Global Opportunities

Wherever your customers reside, in the U.S. or overseas, it helps to know when they are most likely to shop for your products or services.  For instance, if you sell jewelry, chocolate, or flowers, you already know that the …

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In cross-border, Global

ecommerce fulfillment, shipping data, distribution data, Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce shipping, direct-to-customer fulfillment

December 8, 2015




3 Technologies to Support More Secure Online Transactions in the New Year

According to new research from ACI Worldwide, this holiday season we can expect to see a spike in online retail shopping fraud. Part of this is due to the fact that Americans are finding online shopping more convenient than its …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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December 8, 2015




Increased Shipping Costs Continue to Affect Merchants

The rapid rise in shipping costs from the major carriers has become the new normal for ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants, between general rate increases, various surcharges (fuel, local delivery, accessorials, etc.) and the so-called “DIM rule,” imposed in January of …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

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August 11, 2015




Maintaining Your Sanity in the Global Commerce Game

The growth and consumers’ growing reliance on the Internet has created a vast amount of opportunity for retailers – and a fair volume of challenges, too. Thanks to instant connectivity, retailers are now able to appeal to a grander audience locally …

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