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November 15, 2014




GENCO Marketplace Launches Redesigned Website

GENCO Marketplace, America’s largest wholesaler of retailer returns, has made major improvements to GENCOMarketplace.com, its flagship business-to-business website. GENCO Marketplace, a subsidiary of GENCO, liquidates more than $2.5 billion of secondary market products annually to off price retailers, online sellers, …

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In B2B, Ecommerce

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November 12, 2014




Tonzof Launches First Online Retail Marketplace

Tonzof Inc., previously known as Tool King, announced the launch of its official website and marketplace Tonzof.com.

“We feel that Tonzof brings tremendous value to manufacturers and distributors because they are able to get in front of millions of …

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In Marketing, Marketplaces

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August 18, 2014




What the Marketplace Fairness Act Means to Small Businesses

 

Before heading out for summer recess, the U.S. Senate made plans to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bars states from levying taxes on internet access. The act is set to expire November 1, 2014, but with strong bipartisan support …

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OnTrac, USPS, U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, regional carriers, SurePost, SmartPost, FedEx Smartpost, UPS SurePost

November 24, 2014




OnTrac Partners With USPS to Deliver Final-Mile Service to Retailers

Regional parcel carrier OnTrac, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, announced a new service called DirectPost which will enable it to provide next-day and two-day ecommerce shipping at postal rates, by consolidating shipments and injecting them deep into …

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In Fulfillment, News

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July 16, 2014




Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act will Empower States

[caption id="attachment_50923" align="alignright" width="91"] Read the Senate bill here.[/caption]

After years of bills appearing before Senate and Congress, could sales tax enforcement on goods and services bought in the Internet finally be reality? Yes and no, depending …

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In Executive, News

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November 19, 2014




The Best and Worst Catalog Copy of 2014

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Here we go again, and I’d better start with the double disclaimer that has applied since we started reviewing catalog copy some years ago.

First disclaimer: I’m analyzing copy, and …

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November 15, 2014




European Engineers Embrace Digi-Key for Online Component Sales

Digi-Key, a supplier of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in web traffic and online orders placed by design engineers in Europe.

According to Digi-Key, engineers in Germany, the UK, France and Italy, among other regions of Europe, are …

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July 29, 2014




Schedules That Work Act is the Next Assault on Profitability

Here is the latest assault on our industry’s profitability – federal legislation requiring over scheduling part time worker.  Our call center and fulfillment centers in many cases use part time labor and flexible schedules to adjust to order and shipping variations …

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In Blog, Executive

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November 12, 2014




6 Critical Digital and Social Media Trends Driving Holiday Sales

Each holiday season, retailers struggle with which avenues they should take to drive more sales. The options are abundant while resources and budgets typically are not. New digital platforms and technologies seem to pop up overnight, leading to some confusion, …

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Singles Day, Alibaba, alibaba group, Taobao, Tmall, chinese ecommerce, chinese merchants. Costco, American Eagle Outfitters, Calvin Klein, global ecommerce, cross-border trade, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Jack Ma, Singles Day in China

November 11, 2014




Alibaba Reports Singles Day Sales Up 62% to $9.3B

As midnight passed and Nov. 11 slipped into Nov. 12 in China, ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day, the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, an increase of 62% over the $5.75 billion logged in 2013, as thousands …

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