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  • / E-Retailers

    Etoys at the Gate

    Web merchant eToys went all the way to PC maker Gateway to hire away its logistics chief, Theodore F. Augustine. Augustine, 53, will take a similar post at eToys, where he'll be senior vice president and chief logistics officer. At eToys, Augustine will lead the the retailer's operations strategy, distribution centers, inbound and outbound logistics, and inventory management, as well as their integration with the company's computer systems. In...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Web merchant eToys went all the way to PC maker Gateway to hire away its logistics chief, Theodore F. Augustine. Augustine, 53, will take a similar post at eToys, where he'll be senior vice president and chief logistics officer. At eToys, Augustine will lead the the retailer's operations strategy,…
  • / Technology

    Ice.com hikes conversion rates with frequent testing

    By frequently monitoring multiple versions of web pages, jewelry retailer Ice.com has increased conversion rates to as high as 5%, vice president of marketing Pinny Gniwisch says.

    Posted 08/04/2005Paul DemeryPost a comment

    By frequently monitoring multiple versions of web pages, jewelry retailer Ice.com has increased conversion rates to as high as 5%, vice president of marketing Pinny Gniwisch says.

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  • / Technology

    Toys ‘R’ Us purchases venerable toy retailer FAO Schwarz

    Toys ‘R’ Us has bought FAO Schwarz, a multichannel retailer best known for its lavish toy emporium on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Toys ‘R’ Us says it will operate FAO Schwarz as a separate brand. The companies did not reveal a purchase price.

    Posted 05/28/2009Katie EvansPost a comment

    Toys ‘R’ Us has bought FAO Schwarz, a multichannel retailer best known for its lavish toy emporium on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Toys ‘R’ Us says it will operate FAO Schwarz as a separate brand. The companies did not reveal a purchase price.

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  • / E-Retailers

    An online toy retailer is lured to Wall Street

    Ever since Amazon.com rewrote IPO history, more Internet retailers have been going public. The latest: eToys Inc., a Santa Monica, Calif., Internet toy merchant. On Feb. 17 eToys joined the ranks of electronic commerce companies issuing public offerings. The company hasnât determined how many shares it will offer or at what price, although current owners of the company hold 13 million shares and the company is authorized to issue up to 200...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Ever since Amazon.com rewrote IPO history, more Internet retailers have been going public. The latest: eToys Inc., a Santa Monica, Calif., Internet toy merchant. On Feb. 17 eToys joined the ranks of electronic commerce companies issuing public offerings. The company hasnât determined how many…
  • / E-Retailers

    The Parent Co. posts bigger sales and narrower loss in the first quarter

    The Parent Co., the organization formed from the merger of eToys Direct and BabyUniverse in October, posted a net loss of $6.4 million on sales of $9.9 million, compared with a net loss of $6.7 million on revenue of $7.3 million in the prior year.

    Posted 06/18/2008Mark BrohanPost a comment

    The Parent Co., the organization formed from the merger of eToys Direct and BabyUniverse in October, posted a net loss of $6.4 million on sales of $9.9 million, compared with a net loss of $6.7 million on revenue of $7.3 million in the prior year.
  • Toys ‘R’ Us sees the future and it is online

    / E-Retailers

    Toys ‘R’ Us sees the future and it is online

    CEO says Toys ‘R’ Us should at least double web sales in five years.

    Posted 06/30/2011Mark BrohanPost a comment

    CEO says Toys ‘R’ Us should at least double web sales in five years.
  • / E-Retailers

    Loss Deepens at eToys

    eToys says its loss for the fourth quarter ended March 31 widened considerably to $36.6 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $8.9 million, or 10 cents per share, last year. The company attributed the growing gap to added promotional costs and its transition to inhouse fulfillment. It says it expects losses to dip significantly as a percentage of sales this year. For FY2000, eToys lost $148.1 million, or $1.29 per share, compared with...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    eToys says its loss for the fourth quarter ended March 31 widened considerably to $36.6 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $8.9 million, or 10 cents per share, last year. The company attributed the growing gap to added promotional costs and its transition to inhouse fulfillment. It says…
  • / Technology

    Toys ‘R’ Us acquires KBToys.com

    Though details such as the purchase price were not disclosed, Toys ‘R’ Us was the winning bidder for KBToys.com and its related e-commerce assets. It`s the third major purchase of an auctioned retail brand by Toys ‘R’ Us this year.

    Posted 09/04/2009Katie EvansPost a comment

    Though details such as the purchase price were not disclosed, Toys ‘R’ Us was the winning bidder for KBToys.com and its related e-commerce assets. It`s the third major purchase of an auctioned retail brand by Toys ‘R’ Us this year.
  • / Technology

    The Parent Co. plans a new toys shopping portal just in time for Christmas

    With $25 million in new financing, The Parent Co. is looking for new ways to diversify, beginning with toys. Up next for Christmas: Toys.com, a toys comparison shopping and content site.

    Posted 07/16/2008Mark BrohanPost a comment

    With $25 million in new financing, The Parent Co. is looking for new ways to diversify, beginning with toys. Up next for Christmas: Toys.com, a toys comparison shopping and content site.
  • / Marketing

    The Parent Company boosts e-mail results on the StrongMail platform

    A 90% average e-mail deliverability rate adds incremental sales of $1.1 million, while average campaign delivery time is cut in half.

    Posted 11/04/2008Katie EvansPost a comment

    A 90% average e-mail deliverability rate adds incremental sales of $1.1 million, while average campaign delivery time is cut in half.

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