April 26, 2014




No Herschel Walker Comeback for Emmitt Smith

[caption id="attachment_46953" align="alignright" width="180"] Pro football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (r) meets with Multichannel Merchant managing editor Tim Parry at Operations Summit 2014.[/caption]

At 52, former NFL running back Herschel Walker may say he could still play in …

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February 12, 2014




USPS to End Metro Post Same-day Delivery Program

The Office of the Inspector General has announced that the United States Postal Service will end its same-day delivery pilot program, Metro Post, throughout the San Francisco area due to insufficient participation.

The pilot program was launched by USPS in …

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July 28, 2007




Brookstone Bouncing Back

Second-quarter net sales for gifts and gadgets cataloger/retailer Brookstone (Nasdaq: BKST), which mails the Hard-to-Find Tools, Gardener’s Eden, and Brookstone catalogs, increased 9.4% to $99.9 million. That’s up from $91.3 million for the same period last year. For the three-month …

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June 21, 2012




Channel Shifting: How to Optimize Your Marketing Investment

Channel shifting is an old concept which is re-emerging with the advent of new technologies consumers use to interact with a brand. Today’s consumers are leveraging these communities and technologies to interact with brands. This behavior suggests that merchants …

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In Analytics, Channel Integration

November 17, 2009




Target Increasing Mobile Offerings for the Holiday

General merchant Target is increasing its m-commerce offerings by making some of its recently launched holiday tools mobile-friendly.
Target spokesperson Kelly Basgen says the checklists, Merry Planner Calendar, Perfect Gift Pairings, and Target Christmas videos and gift finder tools are …

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November 17, 2009




Office Depot Launches Holiday Gift Microsite

When you think of Office Depot, you probably think of disposable pens, reams of paper, and Post-it notes, and other non-glamorous items you’d use during the work day, rather than fun holiday gifts.
The office supplies merchant is aiming to …

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February 7, 2014




4 Unique Ways to Increase Sales with Site Search Data

Big Data continues to be a popular topic in ecommerce and beyond. Marketers increasingly want to learn how to mine information about customer behavior so they can use this data to better predict customer needs, respond to issues and concerns, …

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February 7, 2014




Online Sales Expected to Increase 9% to 12% in 2014

Online sales in 2014 are expected to grow 9 to 12% in 2014 and overall retail sales are expected to increase 4.1%, an increase of 3.7% from 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.

According to NRF, a number of factors contributed to the the economic forecast.  …

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In 2014 Predictions, Ecommerce

June 16, 2012




Two Steps to Leverage the Power of Twitter

Having spent a dozen years as a list broker searching to uncover prime prospects for merchants of all kinds, I hope you’ll believe me when I say that Twitter is a goldmine that most merchants have yet to fully …

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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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