Canada, Canadian, Canada Post, ecommerce, Growing Global, retail, online retail

August 6, 2014




Canadian Online Shoppers Love Global Brands

The great appetite of Canadian online shoppers for U.S. and international brands, coupled with the fact that retailers there aren’t meeting their needs, make the Great White North a popular market for online merchants, attendees were told at …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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December 26, 2013




FedEx Facebook Posts Prompt Social Media Firestorm

Consumers are lashing out on Facebook at UPS and FedEx because Christmas gifts that were guaranteed to be under the tree did not arrive on time.

UPS’s Facebook posts are protected and cannot be embedded. However, FedEx has not chosen …

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In Blog, Holiday 2013

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August 26, 2014




Brick and Mortar Retailers Capitalize on Beacon Opportunity

In today’s retail landscape, if you’re still managing channels in silos, you’re at a serious disadvantage. Whether your customers are shopping on their smartphones, tablets, PCs, or in-store, the ability to transfer from one channel to another …

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In Cross Channel, Marketing

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August 25, 2014




Jewelry, Apparel Drive July Boost in Online Sales

RBC Capital Markets reported a 14% increase in retail spending in July compared to last year, mainly driven by increasing sales in the jewelry/watches and apparel categories, according to Media Daily News. The report was based on data from comScore.

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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December 16, 2013




New Report Reveals Insights into Showrooming, Mobile Technology and Social Media

The act of showrooming is seeing a growth that cuts across a variety of demographic segments, according to the Holidays Retail Trends study by CFI Group.  This is due in part to mobile technology, and practiced by a majority of …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, shipping hub, domestic shipping, Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution network, distribution, UPS, FedEx, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, GNC, logistics, Logistics Management

June 13, 2014




GNC Executive: Work Closer with Carriers to Avoid Holiday Shipping Issues in 2014

In order to avoid a repeat of the disastrous 2013 holiday season, retailers attending IRCE 2014 were told to be more proactive in communicating with carriers, start planning now, spread shipments around to multiple carriers and have contingency plans in place.

“Brands …

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In Fulfillment, Global

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July 31, 2014




eBay: 79% of Global Shoppers Prefer PayPal

PayPal is the preferred payment method for eBay’s cross-border consumers, eBay president and CEO John Donahoe said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call.

According to Donohoe, 79% of global shoppers identified PayPal as their preferred payment method when making cross-border purchases.

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In Ecommerce, Global

Growing Global, global, global ecommerce, France, Germany, cross border, retail, online retail, returns fraud, returns policy, Europe, EU, EU consumer rights directive

July 31, 2014




Optimizing Your Site for Global Ecommerce

When it comes to going global with your business, you’ll want your customers both here and abroad to feel at home on your website. But what are the best practices to make this happen?

Chuck Whiteman, senior vice president …

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In Must Reads

June 12, 2014




Olapic Announces Launch of Photorank at IRCE 2014

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IRCE - Visual commerce platform, Olapic, today announced the launch of its new Photorank™ algorithm tool to help brands identify and display customer photos that have the most potential to drive conversions in an ecommerce environment.
“With …

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In IRCE 2014

June 11, 2014




Only 30% of Top Consumer Websites Rated Trustworthy in OTA Report

SEATTLE AND CHICAGO – June 11, 2014 – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation, announced today the results of its 2014 Online Trust Audit. Out of nearly 800 top consumer websites evaluated, 30.2 …

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In Ecommerce, IRCE 2014

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