Senate-building

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 …

More...

In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

Borderfree, global marketing, global ecommerce, marketing, holiday shopping, holiday 2014, ecommerce ,marketing best practices

October 20, 2014




Making the Most of Seasonal Peaks in Consumer Shopping

The way we shop is always changing and evolving. In recent years we’ve seen a number of different factors such as technology enabled services and multichannel retailing play a more prominent role than ever before. There has been a …

More...

In Blog, Holiday 2014

sales-tax-300

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 …

More...

In Executive, News

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

October 17, 2014




China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators

When I was setting up our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active plans to go …

More...

In Blog, cross-border

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

October 16, 2014




New Alipay Service Helps Western Companies Expand to China

Alipay, Alibaba’s online payment system, is providing more Western merchants a direct online sales channel to Chinese consumers, according to a blog post by the Alibaba Group.

Known as ePass, the new service combines Alipay’s cross-border foreign currency …

More...

In cross-border, Ecommerce

eBay, online marketplace, ecommerce, global ecommerce, marketing, global marketing, marketing campaign, online sellers

October 16, 2014




eBay CMO Talks About Global Branding Campaign

eBay has launched its first-ever branding campaign with the same message across four of its biggest markets: the U.S., Australia, Germany and the U.K., with plans to add more countries in 2015.

The idea is to show that eBay …

More...

In Branding, Campaign

capitol-dome-300

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 …

More...

In Blog, Executive

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, retail, online retail, brick-and-mortar, brick-and-mortar retail, returns in store, shopping returns, ship-from-store, ship-to-store, in-store pickup, OMS, order management system, USPS, omnichannel best practices, omnichannel retail, SMB, small-to-medium business

September 24, 2014




How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse

We hear a lot about omnichannel these days. It’s a big word for delivering a seamless shopping experience for customers —whether they are shopping online or in a store — and it can significantly increase sales.

In this digital age, …

More...

In Fulfillment, Inventory

Internet-Sales-Tax-300

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 …

More...

In Executive, Must Reads

Amazon, United Kingdom, Amazon UK, UK, same-day delivery, Royal Mail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, shipping/delivery, shipping, global ecommerce

October 7, 2014




The Amazon Buy Box – The Internet’s $80 Billion Button

With 2014 winding down, ecommerce analysts are predicting that Amazon will have made over $120 billion in revenue this year alone. Of this, between $40 and $50 billion will be going straight to the hands of third-party merchants, online retailers that sell on Amazon’…

More...

In Amazon, Ecommerce

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. ...
  9. 155