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July 31, 2014




Amazon and Flipkart Increase Investments in India

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Amazon announced that it will invest an additional U.S. $2 billion to support its …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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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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July 28, 2014




Amazon Opens 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon announced today the launch of the 3D Printed Products store (www.amazon.com/3dp), a marketplace that gives customers access to more than 200 unique print on-demand products, many that can be customized by material, size, styles and color variations, …

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In News, PR Newswire

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July 27, 2014




Only 1 in 5 Retailers Are Ready for the Amazon Fire Phone

[caption id="attachment_51473" align="alignright" width="300"] Walmart was one of the sites on the list that has an “m.dot” site but didn’t redirect when tested on the sample Fire phone. The left image is what is intended to load, …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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July 25, 2014




Apple’s Sales Growth in India is Great for Global Ecommerce

Apple reported that its third quarter revenues were up 6%, and CEO Tim Cook attributes that to its progress in the BRIC countries, where iPhone sales were up a very strong 55% year-over-year.

And that, coupled with strong iPad sales, could lead …

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July 22, 2014




Chinese Ecommerce Market Exploding But Logistics Tricky

While the Chinese ecommerce market is growing wildly as consumers there love western brands, getting goods to them can prove tricky even with an in-country partner, attendees were told during a packed session at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference …

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In Amazon, Ecommerce

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July 21, 2014




TruST Urges Senate Not to Attach “Flawed” MFA to ITFA

The True Simplification of Taxation (TruST) Coalition has written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the U.S. Senate to not attach the “controversial and flawed” Marketplace Fairness Act to the …

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July 20, 2014




Mobile App Marketing Grows Up

Merchants have historically taken a reactive approach to mobile app marketing, checking off boxes with each new mobile trend. When the smartphone market exploded, marketers raced to create mobile apps.

Then Apple and Google began updating their mobile operating systems, …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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July 17, 2014




How Clarins Grew its Sales 500% in China

In China, 90% of ecommerce is done via marketplaces, and Alibaba’s Tmall has a 50% share of that. But it doesn’t mean U.S. merchants selling there should shy away for creating a localized site for consumers in China.

Speaking in June …

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July 17, 2014




Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly Make the “10 Brands That Will Disappear” List

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that it predicts will disappear before the end of the following year. And three retailers – Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly – have made the 2015 list, which published last week.

But should Aeropostale, Lululemon …

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