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Supply Chain

A shipping line crisis could give retailers holiday headaches

Amazon hires a new logistics executive

Wayfair hires a healthcare exec to improve its fulfillment operations

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Vendor Financials

Digital marketing firm Zeta Interactive buys part of Acxiom

ChannelAdvisor’s revenue rises 12% in Q2

What PayPal and Visa's partnership means

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Industry Statistics

E-grocer FreshDirect gets $189 million in private equity funding

Why Amazon is suddenly swimming in profit

Global internet connection speeds rise in Q1

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Content Management

Site search is a top priority for online gift shoppers

Wayfair engages the engaged with a wedding registry

E-retailers go for the Summer Olympics gold

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Customer Service

UK shoppers say they’re ready to let machines make buying decisions for them

Leadership at e-retailer Choxi tries to restore order and its image

E-commerce innovator Niraj Shah: Bet on success

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E-commerce Platforms

E-commerce vendor Kibo buys personalization firm Baynote

Exclusive: Q&A with Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of Wal-Mart Services

Magento Commerce buys RJMetrics

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E-Payments & Security

Why a home furnishings e-retailer offers a loan option

China payments giant Ant Financial expects a Singles’ Day record

Mobile payment startup Stripe expands into Asia e-commerce market

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Fulfillment/Delivery

FedEx expects delivery volume to surge on Mondays

Target will add 7,500 distribution center employees for the holidays

Radial is hiring 20,000 seasonal employees to meet e-retail holiday demand

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Marketing Technology

Digital marketing firm Zeta Interactive buys part of Acxiom

Facebook looks to monetize WhatsApp

Subscription makeup e-retailer Birchbox fires 30

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Order Management

Wal-Mart explores offering fulfillment services to its marketplace sellers

Jewelry retailer James Allen’s fraud tools cut transaction times

Amazon’s voice-activated assistant adds skills

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Performance Management

How Express improved its mobile site speed

Gap’s e-commerce sites go offline

Why e-retailers need faster internet speeds

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Personalization

Neiman Marcus focuses on omnichannel improvements

Personalized subject lines boost retailers’ email open rates 23.5%

IBM’s Chef Watson serves up advanced recommendations for Bear Naked granola fans

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Web Site Analytics

Website addresses ending with .shop go on sale Sept. 26

Magento Commerce wastes no time integrating RJMetrics

Safeway’s grocery site bags the top spot in customer engagement

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In-store Systems

Ikea builds a pop-up showroom on a digital premise

Chinese consumer electronics retailer Suning brings the web into its stores

How Nike will grow e-commerce to $7 billion from $1 billion in 5 years

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Legal/Regulatory

E-retailers begin lining up behind a simplified online tax bill

Aeropostale’s sale to a mall group may be a model for distressed retailers

Pacific Sunwear finds a ray of hope in its bankruptcy reorganization plan

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Client Contracts

Read Amazon’s lawsuit against a former vice president, Arthur Valdez

Search results could send Amazon to trial

Salesforce scores a 23% increase in Q1 revenue

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Technology Newsmakers

Eyebobs hires an executive to oversee e-commerce

Under Armour promotes its head of e-commerce to president

Tory Burch hires a Burberry exec as chief technology officer

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