ECOMMERCE

Dooney & Bourke teams with Pitney Bowes for e-commerce solutions

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Stamford, Conn. — Pitney Bowes Inc. said that leathergoods retailer Dooney & Bourke will use technology and shipping services from Pitney Bowes to help expand the global online reach of its handbags and accessories.

Dooney & Bourke will use Pitney Bowes’s e-commerce software and international shipping services to help offer a seamless and convenient cross-border purchasing and shipping experience to online shoppers to destinations in up to 90 countries worldwide.

Dooney & Bourke is using Pitney Bowes’s e-commerce solutions to offer international buyers the ability to receive a guaranteed, fully landed cost quote that includes importation fees during the online checkout process. Displaying fully landed costs upfront helps ensure there are no surprises for buyers with additional fees at the time of delivery.

“The timing was ideal for us to implement technology from Pitney Bowes to streamline and enhance our global online shopping experience for buyers just in time for our 12 Days of Dooney holiday sale,” said David Burbine, web director, Dooney & Bourke. “We anticipate that this will help our brand reach the hands of more international consumers and create a positive buying experience.”

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S.Jhon says:
Jan-10-2013 02:09 pm

This Is Such A Great
This Is Such A Great Achievement By Dooney & Bourke Teams With Pitney Bowes In The Field Of E Commerce. As Every One Knows The Importance Of E Commerce And Online Business, So The Multi Vendor Shopping Cart And Shopping Cart Software Are The Best Source Where You Can Get A Complete Source For Creating Your Online Business To Support The E Commerce Industry.

S.Jhon says:
Jan-10-2013 02:09 pm

This Is Such A Great Achievement By Dooney & Bourke Teams With Pitney Bowes In The Field Of E Commerce. As Every One Knows The Importance Of E Commerce And Online Business, So The Multi Vendor Shopping Cart And Shopping Cart Software Are The Best Source Where You Can Get A Complete Source For Creating Your Online Business To Support The E Commerce Industry.

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OPERATIONS

IBM completes acquisition of Kenexa

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Armonk, N.Y. — IBM announced Tuesday the closing of its acquisition of Kenexa, a provider of recruiting and talent management solutions, for approximately $1.3 billion.

IBM said that Kenexa complements its strategy of bringing relevant data and expertise into the hands of business leaders within every functional department, from sales and marketing to product development and human resources.

"By creating a smarter workforce, employees can drive innovation to bring products and services to market faster, resolve problems before they arise to improve customer service, and increase sales by building new skills — linking the right experts to the right clients," said Alistair Rennie, general manager, social business, IBM. "The combination of Kenexa’s world-class human capital management solutions and IBM’s social business and analytics leadership uniquely positions IBM to help clients generate real returns from their social business investments, while helping them to be more competitive in their markets."

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FINANCE

Report: C-store traffic declines in Q3

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Houston — A Tuesday report by NPD Group found that total consumer traffic through convenience stores was down 2.1% in the third quarter, compared with the same period last year.

NPD’s convenience store market research reports that the traffic decline this quarter was largely driven by lower purchase frequency (5.9 visits per 30 days), but was also influenced by a slight decline in the overall reach of the channel (only 50.2% of consumers aged 16+).

The decline in third quarter visits was typically more severe among major oil company-branded c-store chains (especially those more overly dependent upon gasoline), while small independent chains did slightly better, according to NPD’s Convenience Store Monitor, which continually tracks the consumer purchasing behavior of more than 51,000 convenience store shoppers in the U.S. The average check in the third quarter increased 2.5%. This increase did not appear to be driven by more items in the basket, and was likely due to a combination of higher prices, larger sizes, or changes in mix such as continued shift to higher ticket categories.

“The third quarter weakness in c-store traffic compared to year ago can likely be attributed to rising gasoline prices in the quarter and ongoing pressures from competitive channels such as grocery, drug, dollar and mass that are encroaching on the convenience shopping occasion,” said David Portalatin, executive director of industry analysis for NPD’s convenience store research.

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