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FedEx Failed For Yankee Candle  Dec 31, 2013 6:22 PM By Tim Parry

Yankee Candle saw trouble with FedEx at least two weeks prior to Christmas, starting with tracking issues that they thought were due to internal system errors. Yankee Candle was also told that FedEx’s Columbus, OH facility was so “overwhelmed” that FedEx had trouble moving packages.

Bare Necessities Blindsided by UPS Issues  Dec 30, 2013 1:47 PM By Tim Parry

Though Bare Necessities ships via FedEx and UPS and uses both shippers’ last mile services with the United States Postal Service, chief operating officer Bill Richardson told Multichannel Merchant the majority of packages it shipped that had not arrived on time were being carried by UPS.

12% of Christmas Gifts Ordered at Standard Cutoff Dates Did Not Arrive  Dec 27, 2013 2:14 PM By Tim Parry

Eight retailers (32%) failed to deliver by Christmas in at least one of the three regions. Of all 75 orders we placed, 12% missed the delivery estimate. And according to StellaService, all but one of these orders were shipped using UPS

Did Missed Christmas Deliveries Damage Consumer Trust?  Dec 27, 2013 1:29 PM By Tim Parry

In this video interview, 360Connext CEO Jeannie Walters talks with Multichannel Merchant senior content manager about how these issues that affect the shippers, the merchants and the consumers.

What Went Wrong and Who’s to Blame for Missed Christmas Shipments  Dec 27, 2013 12:23 PM By Tim Parry

UPS and FedEx both announced this week that delays in their delivery services would result in Christmas presents not being under their customer’s tree. In this video, Joe Bobko, managing director of The Bobko Group, talks with Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry about these issues that affect the shippers, the merchants and the consumers.

comScore: Desktop Ecommerce Fell Short of Holiday Expectations  Dec 26, 2013 1:07 PM By Tim Parry

comScore anticipated that consumers would spend heavily later into the season out of necessity to make up for the highly compressed holiday shopping calendar this year. But the final online shopping week saw considerably softer sales than anticipated, including zero billion dollar spending days.

Revel Systems iPad POS Unveils Top Industry Predictions for 2014  Dec 21, 2013 8:19 AM By MCM Staff

This year the retail industry will see major shifts take place, whether it is the convergence of ecommerce with brick-and-mortar retail, the rise of digital currency like PayPal and Bitcoin at the checkout, or the integration of wearable data to help consumers make smarter choices at the checkout.

Mobile Website Performance: 6 Tips for the Holidays  Dec 20, 2013 3:08 PM By Bharath Gowda

Consumers stress over slow-loading mobile commerce sites – 20% of those surveyed prefer being stuck in a traffic jam to waiting for a site to load. So how do retailers ensure optimal mobile website performance during the most wonderful – and busy – time of the year? Here are six tips.

Cozy Up To Customers with Mobile Analytics  Dec 20, 2013 12:02 PM By Len Shneyeder

As consumers tap and swipe at the portable screens that command so much of their attention, they leave data fingerprints that reveal their wants and needs. Action analytics helps marketers read these data trails to better understand their customers and, ultimately, give them the best possible mobile experience.

How to Maximize Returns Efficiencies and Minimize Cost  Dec 19, 2013 2:14 PM By Erin Lynch

As more and more merchants focus their ecommerce energy into creating a customer-centric organization, one of the best ways to set yourself apart from the competition is through your returns policy. Regardless of why a consumer returns a good, there are ways for merchants to develop an effective and efficient returns process that keeps customers coming back for more.






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