Staples

February 4, 2015




Staples – Office Depot Deal Signals Shift in Office Supply Market

Staples Inc.’s plans to acquire Office Depot Inc., is a sign that the office supply industry is losing ground  to discount stores and ecommerce merchants.

“There is no need for all these stores, that and the fact that Walmart, …

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email-marketing

January 28, 2015




How Marketers Can Better Engage with Movers

Epsilon released results of its 2015 New Mover Report which looked at consumer’s reasons for moving and associated purchase behaviors.

The research took a look at 963 households that had recently moved to uncover several themes essential to every marketer’s …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

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January 27, 2015




ShoeBuy Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Company

ShoeBuy, a global online retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands, today announced it has acquired a minority stake in Boston Boot Company. The acquisition marks ShoeBuy’s expansion into the footwear manufacturing business, and …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

January 27, 2015




Borderfree Acquires DutyCalculator

Borderfree announced it will acquire Bundle Tech Limited, the operator of DutyCalculator, a provider of cloud-based global trade and customs compliance data services.

The move expands Borderfree’s trade compliance data services capabilities and brings a broader, more comprehensive offering to …

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In Global, Platforms

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January 21, 2015




Can Amazon and RadioShack be a Match Made in Heaven?

Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans?

That and more, tonight, on… Okay, the lead is a little dramatic, but sometimes we need to have …

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In Blog, marketing

domestic shipping, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, Endicia, FedEx, Free returns, IRCE, IRCE 2014, postage, returns, returns process, shipping, Shipping/Delivery, UPS, USPS

December 26, 2014




Step Up Your Returns Experience

With the big holiday sales behind us many merchants are now facing a steep increase in returns. It’s one of the most inquired about customer service questions prior to purchase, and arguably the most dreaded operational task.

Handling returns …

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FedEx, UPS, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx Smartpost, FedEx Freight, ecommerce fulfillment

December 16, 2014




FedEx Expands with the Acquisition of GENCO

FedEx announced it would acquire GENCO, a third party logistics provider. The acquisition will expand existing FedEx service offerings in the evolving retail and ecommerce markets, according to a press release.

“The acquisition of GENCO will transform our global portfolio …

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Canada, Canadian shoppers, Canadian consumers, Canadian ecommerce, Canada Post, ecommerce, marketing, American brands, branding, ecommerce growth, webinar

October 13, 2014




Canadian Ecommerce a Great Opportunity for U.S. Merchants

With a consumer base that loves American brands, is very plugged in digitally and among the largest online spenders in the world, Canadian ecommerce is a prime opportunity for U.S.-based merchants. Yet many have remained reluctant to open …

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In Branding, Catalog

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October 6, 2014




How Williams-Sonoma Finds Success in the Digital Age

Williams-Sonoma continues to move steadfast into the digital age while still having its catalog be its primary driver for sales.

“We’re approaching $5 billion in revenue as a company and we are 50% direct-to-consumer,” said Pat Connolly, chief strategy and business …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 10, 2014




Is RadioShack Going Out of Business?

Electronics retailer RadioShack could file for bankruptcy soon after its shares lost nearly a third of their value, brokerage Wedbush Securities reported Tuesday, according to Reuters. 

This would make the stock worthless by the end of the year. The stock …

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