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February 26, 2014




eBay and U.S. Department of Commerce Announce Promotional Partnership

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and eBay Inc. CEO John Donahoe announced a partnership to promote U.S. trade and investment expansion. The joint effort will focus on increasing awareness of the …

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February 24, 2014




Newegg Launches Canada Marketplace

Newegg has expanded into Canada with promises to fuel the company’s growth, according to a press release by Newegg.  Newegg launched the marketplace on Jan. 23.

The new marketplace will expand Newegg’s portfolio retail categories such as apparel, appliances, …

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February 23, 2014




5 Tips for Omnichannel Success

A recent study conducted by the CMO Club and Visual IQ highlighted the challenges CMO’s are facing as they try to embrace omni-channel analysis of their marketing and branding initiatives.

The results were not surprising. Some 85% of CMOs say …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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February 21, 2014




The Key to Omnichannel Success: A Strong Logistics Strategy

There are a lot of factors that determine success in the omnichannel marketplace. But retailers are discovering that their logistics and fulfillment operations are consuming a larger share of the oxygen in omnichannel conversations than ever before.

According to a …

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In Inventory, Must Reads

Bloomnation

February 12, 2014




BloomNation Cuts the Middleman in Time for Valentine’s Day

Providing direct access to local florists, a relatively new floral marketplace, BloomNation offers consumers a chance to see their floral arrangements before it is delivered.

According to Gregg Weisstein, co-founder and COO of BloomNation, the difference between BloomNation and companies …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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February 10, 2014




USPS Ends Q1 with $354 Million Loss, Shipping Revenue Up 14%

While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%, according to a release issued on February 7.

While the $354 million loss marked a sustained loss for the Postal …

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February 7, 2014




Newegg Takes on Amazon Prime with Premier Offering

Newegg has launched a subscription-based program called Newegg Premier, which offers its 25 million registered customers  benefits similar to Amazon.com’s Amazon Prime, according to a post on Newegg’s blog.

For an annual $49.99 fee, Newegg Premier will receive free expedited shipping, …

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February 7, 2014




How Fairytale Brownies Tackles Big Operational Challenges

Life isn’t a piece of cake for small merchants, even if they sell something as sweet as brownies.

In this video, Fairytale Brownies co-founder David Kravetz talks about some of the ways his team tackles the operational challenges small merchants …

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February 5, 2014




Walmart Canada Expanding Reach with $500 Million Investment

In an effort to expand its network and ecommerce operations, Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months and add an additional distribution center.

In a release issued on Feb. 4, Walmart said it plans …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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February 5, 2014




International Ecommerce to Grow to $50 Billion by 2020

International sales from U.S. online retailers will jump from $11 billion in 2014 to almost $50 billion by 2020, which would make up 16% of the overall U.S. online retail market, according to a report released today by OC&C Strategy Consultants.

The …

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