Uber is planning to launch a merchant delivery program that would allow online shoppers to get same-day delivery of goods through both UberRush couriers and Uber drivers. TechCrunch has obtained training documents for Uber drivers and couriers who are part of the merchant delivery pilot program. Sources say that Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's, Cohen's Fashion Optical and Hugo Boss are all in talks with the Uber Merchant Delivery program, and one source in particular said that there are over 400 different merchants currently in talks (or already testing) with Uber for same-day delivery.

If you're clicking through the internet today hoping to do a little shopping, you likely have Aaron Montgomery Ward to thank. On Aug. 18, 1872, Ward produced the first Montgomery Ward mail order catalog, largely thought to be the first mail order catalog meant for the general public (Tiffany claims that its Blue Book catalogue, first published in 1845, is the first mail order catalog, but I think we'd all agree that a collection of "exceedingly rare gems" wasn't meant for the general public). As a result, each year on August 18 is National Mail Order Catalog Day.

In the case of New York jewelry versus Swiss watches (Swatch), a Dutch arbitration court has ruled in favor of the Swiss, ordering Tiffany to pay nearly half a billion dollars in damages to Swatch, the companies announced Sunday afternoon. As a result of the punitive damages, Tiffany slashed its full-year fiscal 2013 outlook. The Netherlands Arbitration Institute ruled that Tiffany must pay Swatch $449 million as a result of a contractual dispute that arose as a result of a joint venture the two companies entered in 2007. 

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Luxury shoppers are more likely to use mobile channels when shopping but are slightly less satisfied with e-commerce overall, according to the Luxury E-Retail Satisfaction Index released by customer experience analytics firm ForeSee....

SHARE: Email Print LinkedIn Facebook Twitter In addition to responsible mining, corporate governance and charitable giving, Tiffany & Co. outlined important reductions in carbon emissions and packaging in its second annual corporate responsibility report. The jewelry retailer reduced United States Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 14.7 percent per square foot from 2006 to 2011, surpassing its 10 percent reduction goal. The Tiffany & Co. New York affiliates headquarters were also consolidated into a LEED-CI Platinum office space. Another large initiative is upgrading it paper and packaging sourcing. At the end of 2011, 100 percent of suppliers

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