west coast port slowdown, West Coast ports labor issues, National Retail Federation, NRF, Retail Industry Leadership Association, RILA, retail, shipping news, operations and fulfillment, PMA, ILWU, The PORTS Act

June 9, 2015

Proposed Law Would Let Governors Intervene in Port Slowdowns

A bill proposed by two Republican senators would overhaul the Taft-Hartley Act, giving governors the authority to invoke the 1947 labor act in the case of crippling labor disputes, like the one that caused gridlock at 29 West Coast ports for nine …


In News

June 19, 2015

U.S. Postal Service Selects Vantiv for Payment Fraud Solution

CINCINNATI – Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that it has been selected by the United States Postal Service to provide …


In PR Newswire, USPS


May 29, 2015

Capmark Acquires Orchard Brands for $410 million

Orchard Brands Corp., a multichannel retailer of apparel and home products focused on serving women and men above the age of 50, announced on May 27 that the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Capmark Financial Group Inc.


In Executive, M&A and Financial


June 5, 2013

Amazon Launches Marketplace in India

Amazon has officially launched Amazon.in in India, making it the tenth marketplace for the global ecommerce company.

According to a press release, the new site will start with selling books, movies, and TV shows and will later introduce additional …


In Amazon, Cross Channel

July 27, 2011

Will Amazon Win CA Tax Referendum?

Amazon.com is going all out to counteract new laws that require out-of-state online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes. The ecommerce giant filed a petition earlier this month for a referendum with the California attorney general’s office, …


In Affiliate, multichannelmerchant.com/ecommerce/news

ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Microsoft, Oracle, Sage, SAP, order management system, OMS, operations and fulfillment, value added reseller, VAR

June 9, 2015

Your ERP Install Partner Almost As Important as the Functionality

The major software companies, especially enterprise-wide providers like Microsoft, Oracle (JD Edwards EnterpriseOne), Sage and SAP, have made huge headway into the order management system marketplace for moderate to large ecommerce and catalog companies.

It’s important to remember that …


In Blog, Fulfillment

June 6, 2015

nChannel Introduces Cloud-Based Product Information Management System

Columbus, OH — For major retailers, online merchants and Main Street stores alike, effectively managing product information is a big challenge, and a missed opportunity to drive sales. According to QualQuant Signals, product information is the single most influential content to …


In Ecommerce, IRCE 2015

June 6, 2015

enVista Launches Enspire Commerce

CHICAGO and INDIANAPOLIS —  enVista, a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, announced the launch of its new software solutions business, Enspire Commerce, at IRCE 2015.

Enspire Commerce provides a cloud-based, multi-tenant architecture solution focused on omnichannel selling, optimization, fulfillment …


In IRCE 2015, Omnichannel

June 4, 2015

Specialty Outdoor Retailer Puts a Spotlight on Customer Experience

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ENGAGE.cx, the first B2C CRM that puts customers and the in-journey experience at the center of all business processes, is pleased to announce it will be working with Rock/Creek, an independent specialty outdoor retailer …


In IRCE 2015


April 30, 2013

Amazon Helping Marketplace Sellers with Amazon Lending

Amazon has quietly launched Amazon Lending, which it hopes will encourage merchants to place more inventories into the Amazon Marketplace.

Speaking April 30 at the ChannelAdvisor Catalyst conference, Sebastian Gunningham, vice president of seller services at Amazon, said Amazon Lending had …


In Amazon, Ecommerce

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