April 1, 2011




New PMG Brings a Refreshing Change to the USPS

JACK POTTER RETIRED AS POSTMASTER GENERAL (PMG) OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ON DEC. 3, 2010. That same day, his deputy, Patrick Donahoe, became the head of the second biggest government employer in the U.S. Seeing that Donahoe was a …

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August 2, 2010




Clothing Makes the Catalog for Patrick James

Right from the cover, you get the sense that it’s good to be Patrick James–or at least, it’s good to buy your clothes from the Patrick James catalog. The men’s apparel mailer is a “West Coast Classic,” …

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MetaPack, ABOL Software, acquisitions, retail, ecommerce, global ecommerce, shipping, operations and fulfillment

September 26, 2014




MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.

London-based ecommerce technology delivery services provider The MetaPack Group has acquired ABOL Software Inc. of Altlanta, a provider of multi-carrier shipping software in North America, the company said in a press release.

The acquisition expands MetaPack’s global delivery services …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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September 18, 2015




Week in Review: Ho Ho Ho, the Holiday Season is Here!

Put down your pumpkin spice lattes, etailers… the 2015 Holiday Season is here!

Well, at least it’s here for those in the retail industry. How can we tell? Because consumers are all riled up when they see Christmas displays in stores (…

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In Ecommerce, Executive

October 15, 2012




Toys “R” Us Begins Shipping to Over 60 Countries

Toys “R” Us Inc. has gone international after announcing that shipping is now available to more than 60 counties for both its toysrus.com and babiesrus.com chains.
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In Global, News

Google Express, Amazon, Deliv, same-day delivery, overnight delivery, ecommerce fulfillment, Costco, Kohl's, Staples, Ulta Beauty

September 11, 2015




Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery

Nearly a year after rolling out its overnight delivery service in the Chicago area, Google Express is expanding throughout the Midwest, as it looks to gain ground against Amazon and other competitors in the growing battle for market share in …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

October 28, 2010




New Poly Letter Wrap Product for Catalogers

The U.S. Postal Service’s new business plan calls on customers and stakeholders to provide it with creative ideas that keep mail an attractive communications tool.
Innovative Packaging has one: The supplier of polymer-based substrates to the direct mail …

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In Catalog, News

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August 15, 2015




Week in Review: Is an Exclusive Tmall Deal a Good Move for Macy’s?

Macy’s is heading East… to China. The department store retailer has formed a joint venture with Fung Retailing Limited and will have its own online store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform.

The joint venture, which is 65% owned by Macy’s …

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In Ecommerce, Global

October 17, 2012




Tuesday Tweets: #DMA12 Gets Rolling in Las Vegas

[View the story "Tuesday Tweets: #DMA12 Gets Rolling in Las Vegas" on Storify] Tuesday Tweets: #DMA12 Gets Rolling in Las Vegas Storified by MultichannelMerchant · Wed, Oct 17 2012 05:16:11 “You know how I know I’m who the DMA is marketing to? Here’s my …

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Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

July 30, 2015




Ecommerce Innovation Happening Around the World

For anyone who might think of the U.S. as the world leader in ecommerce innovation, Forrester analyst Zia Daniell Wigder said inventiveness in that sector is distributed fairly broadly around the globe.

There is lots of innovation happening around …

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