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As It Expands Its Own Fashion Offerings, Amazon.com Plans to Close Endless.com

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Seattle—Despite its name, Endless.com, the fashion website Amazon created in 2007, is coming to an end. As of Sept. 27, apparel, accessories and footwear which had been found on endless.com will now be part of Amazon.com/Fashion/ “This new style destination will have the latest shoes, handbags and jewelry and watches …

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Zappos First-Ever Celebrity Co-Brand: Melissa Rivers for The Cool People

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Henderson, NV—Her mother, comedian Joan Rivers’ latest book may be titled I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me, but there’s definitely someone who she doesn’t hate. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, the TV producer and Joan’s sometimes cohort. Zappos.com is hoping everyone feels the same way about Melissa, too, since the online apparel …

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The Retailer with the Best Customer Service? Amazon

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New York–Nestling out its own acquisition Zappos.com, Amazon.com rose to the top slot in the seventh annual NRF Foundation/American Express Customers’ Choice survey. The world’s largest website  “is a true retailing pioneer…The site is expansive, intuitive and fun,” noted the National Retail Federation (NRF) at an award luncheon held Tuesday …

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Accessories Announces its 2012 Merchants Hall of Fame Inductees

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New York—Accessories Magazine is proud to announce the 2nd round of inductees into its annual Merchants Hall of Fame. The recipients were selected by the vendor and retailing community for their exceptional retailing expertise and business/fashion acumen. Each received a full-page profile in Merchants Hall of Fame section in the …

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Footwear Fares Well in Bizrate’s 2011 Online Excellence Awards

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Los Angeles–One classification where consumers seem to be pleased with their online purchases is footwear. In Bizrate’s 12th annual Circle of Excellence Awards, three major footwear brands surged ahead of other fashion categories for outstanding customer service. Zappos, the online resource for footwear and accessories, was one of 27 retailers …

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A Challenge for Fall? Nordstrom’s Free Shipping for Online Orders

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Seattle—Well into the back to school season and mindful of approaching holiday season, retailers are already vying for consumers’ attention—and dollars. Nordstrom’s announcement this week that it will offer free shipping in the United States on all Nordstrom.com orders may be the first gauntlet thrown down in the battle for …