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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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October 1, 2013




Consumers Increasingly Turning to Their Smartphones, Tablets for Specific Retail Activities

When it comes to consumers’ love of all things digital, using tablets and smartphones to interact with retailers is high on their list.

According to a report produced in partnership with comScore and The Partnering Group and released today at …

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In Mobile Commerce, News

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November 4, 2014




“Open to Sell” – The New School Approach to Inventory Management

With the holiday season upon us, retailers, market analysts, and financiers alike remain wary of the economic environment and how it will effect consumer spending this year.  In order to stay afloat in the midst of this market volatility and …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

Singles Day, Alibaba, alibaba group, Taobao, Tmall, chinese ecommerce, chinese merchants. Costco, American Eagle Outfitters, Calvin Klein, global ecommerce, cross-border trade, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Jack Ma, Singles Day in China

November 11, 2014




Alibaba Reports Singles Day Sales Up 62% to $9.3B

As midnight passed and Nov. 11 slipped into Nov. 12 in China, ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day, the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, an increase of 62% over the $5.75 billion logged in 2013, as thousands …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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September 19, 2013




Postmaster General Says USPS in Midst of Financial Disaster

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a U.S. Senate committee today that the U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low.

Donahoe is seeking legislation that will …

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November 5, 2014




Africa Offers Enormous Ecommerce Potential

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. According to the DHL Shop the World report published by Deutsche Post DHL, emerging markets in Africa offer the highest growth potential …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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October 27, 2014




5 Revolutions That Will Shape the Future of Marketing

The press is full of trendy terms—Big Data, the Internet of Things, Digital Natives, Globalization, Social Media, etc.—that attempt to describe the complex technological and social changes that the world is currently experiencing. However, there is a danger …

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In Blog, Marketing

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October 27, 2014




Five Ways Brands Can Win at Social this Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season just weeks away, retailers will want to start thinking (if they haven’t already) about several areas in which they should have robust preparation.  One area in particular is social media.

Folke Lemaitre, founder and …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

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November 5, 2014




Chinese Government to Ecommerce Firms: Keep Singles Day Legit

Ahead of Singles Day, the massive ecommerce shopping holiday celebrated on Nov. 11 in China, the Chinese government is warning ecommerce firms including giants Alibaba and JD.com to do all they can to keep all transactions free of fraud, according …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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November 4, 2014




Toys Are the Most Popular Gift this Holiday Season

This holiday season toys will be one of the most popular gift category as retailers gear up for shoppers to hit their online and bricks-and-mortar stores, according to the Amazon Holiday Insights Report from 360pi.

Building sets were at the …

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