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  • / Marketing

    After the Boo-Hoo Tears, A Plan to Relaunch "The Portal to Cool"

    "They tried to hit the moon and they were off by an inch, and when you're off by an inch on a moon shot, you miss the moon." That is how Ben Narasin, founder and president of Fashionmall.com, sums up the sad tale of Boo.com, the super-hip apparel web site that succeeded in garnering more publicity than paying customers. But Narasin told attendees of the E-Tail 2000 conference in New York what he sees in Boo.com that justifies his company's recent...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    "They tried to hit the moon and they were off by an inch, and when you're off by an inch on a moon shot, you miss the moon." That is how Ben Narasin, founder and president of Fashionmall.com, sums up the sad tale of Boo.com, the super-hip apparel web site that succeeded in garnering more publicity…
  • / Technology

    How Sprint Nextel cashes in on its social buzz analytics data

    Retailers like Sprint Nextel that use Lithium’s social media platform to support forums, blogs and other social content can analyze customer behavior using Omniture analytics. It’s Omniture’s first partnership with a social media platform vendor.

    Posted 09/24/2008Paul DemeryPost a comment

    Retailers like Sprint Nextel that use Lithium’s social media platform to support forums, blogs and other social content can analyze customer behavior using Omniture analytics. It’s Omniture’s first partnership with a social media platform vendor.
  • / E-Retailers

    Kozmo ceases operations

    Kozmo shut down its web site today and laid off 1,100. Pressures for profitability brought about the end.

    Posted 04/12/2001Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Kozmo shut down its web site today and laid off 1,100. Pressures for profitability brought about the end.
  • / Marketing

    The Guild has a capital idea: Build a better site

    Having secured $7 million in new working capital, The Guild LLC is rebuilding its web site and migrating to a new catalog and e-commerce brand.

    Posted 10/11/2006Mark BrohanPost a comment

    Having secured $7 million in new working capital, The Guild LLC is rebuilding its web site and migrating to a new catalog and e-commerce brand.
  • / Technology

    UPS’s package volume, revenue and income all suffer compared to a year ago

    Parcel delivery company United Parcel Service of America Inc. today reported a 3.9% decline in average daily package volume for the third quarter vs. a year ago and a 15% decline in revenue and a 43% drop in net earnings.

    Posted 10/22/2009Paul DemeryPost a comment

    Parcel delivery company United Parcel Service of America Inc. today reported a 3.9% decline in average daily package volume for the third quarter vs. a year ago and a 15% decline in revenue and a 43% drop in net earnings.
  • Safeway beefs up its web presence with a new premium meats site

    To attract shoppers and differentiate RanchersReserve.com from other online food shopping destinations, the site will offer a 100% money back guarantee on meat purchases and price all items under $100, says Safeway.com CEO Mitch Rhodes.

    Posted 11/16/2005Mark BrohanPost a comment

    To attract shoppers and differentiate RanchersReserve.com from other online food shopping destinations, the site will offer a 100% money back guarantee on meat purchases and price all items under $100, says Safeway.com CEO Mitch Rhodes.

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  • / Technology

    E-commerce recession ends as Q3 online sales rise 1.8% over last year

    After three quarters of year-over-year declines, e-commerce sales grew by 1.8% in Q3 to a seasonally adjusted total of $34.0 billion, the Department of Commerce reported today. Total retail sales declined 7.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

    Posted 11/18/2009Don DavisPost a comment

    After three quarters of year-over-year declines, e-commerce sales grew by 1.8% in Q3 to a seasonally adjusted total of $34.0 billion, the Department of Commerce reported today. Total retail sales declined 7.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago.
  • / E-Retailers

    Foot Locker’s new CEO continues his sprint through the top 500 e-retailers

    In August, Ken C. Hicks will become president and CEO of Foot Locker, No. 53 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. He previously was president and chief merchandising officer at J.C. Penney (No. 15) and president of Payless ShoeSource (No. 302).

    Posted 06/29/2009Katie EvansPost a comment

    In August, Ken C. Hicks will become president and CEO of Foot Locker, No. 53 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. He previously was president and chief merchandising officer at J.C. Penney (No. 15) and president of Payless ShoeSource (No. 302).
  • / Technology

    UPS reports 3% drop in Q4 average U.S. daily package volume

    UPS reported today that average U.S. daily small-package volume fell 2.8% year over year for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, causing related revenue to decline 3.9%. Total revenue fell 5.2% for Q4 and 3.6% to $51.49 billion for the full year.

    Posted 02/03/2009Katie EvansPost a comment

    UPS reported today that average U.S. daily small-package volume fell 2.8% year over year for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, causing related revenue to decline 3.9%. Total revenue fell 5.2% for Q4 and 3.6% to $51.49 billion for the full year.
  • / Technology

    Kozmo.com Delivers Pink Slips

    New York City-based quick-delivery Internet service Kozmo.com has laid off 275 employees because it upgraded a computer software system that helps route delivery orders more efficiently, according to industry reports. The company made the staff cuts in New York and Los Angeles, its two largest markets. Kozmo.com reduced the number of distribution centers in Los Angeles from five to three. In New York there still will be four distribution centers...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    New York City-based quick-delivery Internet service Kozmo.com has laid off 275 employees because it upgraded a computer software system that helps route delivery orders more efficiently, according to industry reports. The company made the staff cuts in New York and Los Angeles, its two largest…

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