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December 10, 2014




Staples Offers More Products and Services with New Exchange

Staples announced its new Staples Exchange, a platform that allows merchants to offer products to Staples customers through all of its ecommerce channels, with multiple integration options.

Instead of requiring merchants to use a third party provider that charges integration …

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In Ecommerce, marketplaces

Amazon, United Kingdom, Amazon UK, UK, same-day delivery, Royal Mail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, shipping/delivery, shipping, global ecommerce

December 9, 2014




Amazon Takes a Page from eBay with new “Make an Offer” Experience

Amazon announced its new “Make an Offer” experience that allows customers to negotiate even lower prices on thousands of items.

If prices are agreed upon, customers can then purchase the items at a savings from the listing price, according to …

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In Amazon, eBay

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December 3, 2014




Five Top Logistical Factors for Pop-up Store Success

Just as ecommerce once disrupted the time-honored tradition of brick and mortar retail, pop-up stores are seemingly the new, trendy must-haves for ecommerce retailers themselves.

From Amazon to Kate Spade, retailers globally have hopped on the pop-up store hype train.

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In Blog, customer experience

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December 2, 2014




Bluefly Has Record Breaking Cyber Weekend

Bluefly, the largest online fashion destination with over 1,750+ brands and the first fashion company to apply a marketplace technology, today announced that it set record breaking sales for the five day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

From Thanksgiving through …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Holiday 2014

October 16, 2012




5 Tactical Holiday SEO Tips You Can Act On Today

While SEO is neither novel nor new, it ceaselessly amazes me how few sites fully leverage the opportunity to drive traffic and sales through search. Most often, it’s not for lack of trying, but rather for lack of resources. Merchants …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

eBay, online marketplace, ecommerce, global ecommerce, marketing, global marketing, marketing campaign, online sellers

November 29, 2014




eBay Outpaces Amazon on Black Friday

Black Friday was a big win for eBay, or at least for ChannelAdvisor clients who sell via the eBay marketplace. Same store sales on eBay for ChannelAdvisor clients grew 26.9% year over year, while sales on Amazon for ChannelAdvisor clients grew 24.2% …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Ecommerce

OnTrac, USPS, U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, regional carriers, SurePost, SmartPost, FedEx Smartpost, UPS SurePost

November 24, 2014




OnTrac Partners With USPS to Deliver Final-Mile Service to Retailers

Regional parcel carrier OnTrac, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, announced a new service called DirectPost which will enable it to provide next-day and two-day ecommerce shipping at postal rates, by consolidating shipments and injecting them deep into …

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In Fulfillment, News

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November 12, 2014




6 Critical Digital and Social Media Trends Driving Holiday Sales

Each holiday season, retailers struggle with which avenues they should take to drive more sales. The options are abundant while resources and budgets typically are not. New digital platforms and technologies seem to pop up overnight, leading to some confusion, …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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November 19, 2014




The Best and Worst Catalog Copy of 2014

[caption id="attachment_39283" align="alignright" width="100"] Herschell Gordon Lewis[/caption]

Here we go again, and I’d better start with the double disclaimer that has applied since we started reviewing catalog copy some years ago.

First disclaimer: I’m analyzing copy, and …

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In Blog, Catalog

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November 15, 2014




European Engineers Embrace Digi-Key for Online Component Sales

Digi-Key, a supplier of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in web traffic and online orders placed by design engineers in Europe.

According to Digi-Key, engineers in Germany, the UK, France and Italy, among other regions of Europe, are …

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In B2B, Ecommerce

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