September 6, 2012




4 Tips for Building a Subscriber Profile

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A new survey by MyBuys and the e-tailing group found that consumers are more willing to provide personal information if doing so will enhance their shopping …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

August 22, 2012




Best Buy Having a Bad Week

Troubled home entertainment retailer Best Buy said it does not intend to further provide or update earnings guidance for fiscal 2013, the company told investors during a conference call yesterday to discuss its second-quarter earnings.
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In eBay, News

August 22, 2012




6 Tips for Cutting Ecommerce Shipping Costs

With increasing consumer expectations for free or reduced shipping, combined with the ever-growing expenses involved with residential parcel delivery, online merchants are being forced to find new ways to cut costs to maintain reasonable profits.

One way is by taking …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Opsandfulfillment_shipping

August 14, 2012




Brentwood Associates Acquires Majority Stake in Soft Surroundings

Private equity firm Brentwood Associates has acquired a majority stake in apparel merchant Soft Surroundings, which will continue to be managed by CEO Tom Wilcher and company president Robin Sheldon. According to a press release, the new partnership of Brentwood …

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In Catalog, News

August 7, 2012




Twit-bits: Best Buy’s Buyout Bid and NASA Comparison

Breaking: Best Buy’s founder and former chairman offers to buy the company for $24 to $26 a share. Shares rise 2… on.wsj.com/MinGt8 — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 6, 2012

Yesterday morning, Wall Street Journal announced founder Richard Schulze offered to take Best …

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In Ecommerce

July 31, 2012




Meet the 2012 MCM Awards Judges

Geoff Batrouney

Geoff is the executive vice president, of Estee Marketing Group, a company that specializes in List Management, List Brokerage, campaign/donor analyses, Insert Media Management and Brokerage covering all aspects of Direct-to-Consumer marketing.
When asked to describe his …

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In Affiliate, Analytics

June 15, 2012




5 Low Cost Tips to Boost B-to-B Retention

Because of the high cost today of generating business-to-business leads and customers today, retention is critical. Even though it is critical, you know you cannot spend more than you can recover in ROI. How do you boost retention and achieve …

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In B2B

June 2, 2012




Ecommerce M&A Action is Vibrant and Focused

The mergers and acquisitions marketplace for ecommerce businesses is vibrant and active. As the segment matures, online retailers will reach larger scale and profitability levels will improve to levels normal for other businesses. As this maturation process continues, a larger …

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In Catalog, Ecommerce

May 31, 2012




Sycamore Partners Finally Strikes Deal with Talbots

Just when you thought The Talbots would be unable to attract a suitor, private equity firm Sycamore Partners finally struck a deal today to acquire the financially troubled women’s apparel merchant for $193.3 million, or $2.75 per share in cash.
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In News

May 25, 2012




Sycamore Partners Walks Away From Talbots

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which had been involved in exclusive negotiations with financially troubled women’s apparel merchant The Talbots, said it’s not prepared to execute a deal at this time. The announcement came today after an exclusivity …

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