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August 8, 2014




Google Teams Up with Barnes & Noble to Take On Amazon

In a move clearly aimed at rival Amazon, Google has announced that customers in Manhattan, San Francisco and West Los Angeles can get same-day delivery of products from new partner Barnes & Noble, bringing to 20 the number of retailers in its …

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July 21, 2014




TruST Urges Senate Not to Attach “Flawed” MFA to ITFA

The True Simplification of Taxation (TruST) Coalition has written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the U.S. Senate to not attach the “controversial and flawed” Marketplace Fairness Act to the …

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July 16, 2014




Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act will Empower States

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After years of bills appearing before Senate and Congress, could sales tax enforcement on goods and services bought in the Internet finally be reality? Yes and no, depending …

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July 15, 2014




That Moment You Realize Amazon Isn’t Kidding About Drones for Deliveries

[caption id="attachment_38113" align="aligncenter" width="650"] And you thought they were kidding… Amazon hopes to take a step forward in its Amazon Prime Air initiative by testing drones like these outdoors, and has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration for permission …

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November 19, 2011




A Look at Toys ‘R’ Us’s Holiday 2011 Mobile Strategy

Toys ‘R’ Us today announced Friday that it has expanded its mobile offerings for the 2011 holiday season. Here’s a look at what the multichannel toy seller is doing to bring an enhanced mobile experience to its customers.
Expanded Gift Finder …

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In Catalog, Channel Integration

June 12, 2014




SmartFurniture.com Announces Increased Conversion Rates of SmartProfile at IRCE

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading online furniture retailer SmartFurniture.com announced today at the commencement of IRCE, the largest internet retailing show, that its proprietary prescriptive personalization application SmartProfile has increased conversion rates by a factor of more than 20x in 2014. …

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June 11, 2014




Upstream Commerce Unveils MAP Monitor Solution at IRCE 2014

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Retail Intelligence leader, Upstream Commerce, today, at the IRCE 2014 Conference in Chicago, unveiled its MAP Monitor™ solution, latest tool in their price intelligence toolbox, giving retailers the capability to identify, document, and track corrections of MAP pricing …

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June 10, 2014




Five Below Names Former Walmart.com Chief as President

Teen and tween discounter Five Below announced today it has named Joel Anderson as president. Anderson was previously president and CEO of Walmart.com, according to a press release from Five Below.
“With Joel, we have a proven multichannel retail …

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direct to consumer, DTC, Warehouse/Distribution Center, Operations and Fulfillment, order management system, OMS, Warehouse Management Systems, WMS, VAR, value-added reseller, ERP, software selection, software requirements, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

June 3, 2014




Warehouse Management Systems, Warehouse Control Systems: Partners in Distribution Efficiency

Experts in operations and fulfillment agree there is a place for both cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and locally installed warehouse control systems (WCS). This is because the high volume of distribution center traffic, driven by the explosive growth in …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

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May 21, 2014




Living Social: What is Your Social Graph and How is it Used?

In this age of social, you might have heard the term social graph bandied about. But, what is it and how is it used? Simply put, a social graph is your online social footprint. More specifically, it is the historical …

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