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Narvar Offers Ecommerce Returns Home Pickup

| Mike O'Brien

Narvar is letting retailers offer customers the convenience of home pickup of returns within one to 10 days for a convenience fee, a service that was piloted at 70 companies in Q4. The home pickup service is currently offered in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, with plans to expand to about 100 more markets.

Large Brands Going DTC, But Hurdles Remain

| Jimmy Duvall

On the surface DTC seems like a no-brainer: Cut out the middleman, increase margins, gain customer insights in an increasingly crowded retail marketplace. However, this pivot will still be difficult for larger brands. Let’s take a look at some of the roadblocks and lessons retailers can learn from those who have been successful. 

Stackline Raises $130M, Looks Ahead to IPO

| Mike O'Brien

Ecommerce technology provider Stackline has received $130 million in funding from UK-based private equity firm TA Associates, on top of a $50 million investment from Goldman Sachs’ growth equity team in November, using it to create new products, pursue foreign markets and look ahead to an IPO.

Warehouse-as-a-Service Providers Address Ecommerce Fulfillment Niche

| Mike O'Brien

The growth in online sales, the scarcity of ecommerce fulfillment space and increasing customer demands have all merged to drive interest in a particular kind of offering: Warehouse-as-a-Service (WaaS). Find out what’s behind the trend and what some startups and traditional 3PLs are doing to meet the need.

Levi Strauss Grew Direct-To-Consumer Sales 15% in 2017

| Daniela Forte

Levi Strauss & Co. said its direct-to-consumer sales grew 20% in the fourth quarter and 15% for fiscal 2017, based on performance and expansion of the company’s retail network and its ecommerce growth. Here is what CEO and President Chip Bergh had to say about the quarter.