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February 10, 2015




Why the Marketplace Fairness Act Beats the Alternatives

Today in the U.S., ecommerce businesses are “more equal” than their brick-and-mortar peers. The Internet remains a tax-free zone, and the Marketplace Fairness Act remains shelved in the House of Representatives.

The Marketplace Fairness Act, which was passed by …

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February 22, 2015




Most Ecommerce Sites Unprepared For Emerging Global Marketplace

As worldwide business-to-consumer ecommerce sales are poised to explode to $1.35 trillion by 2018 and exported ecommerce is estimated to surge to $130 billion by 2020, are businesses around the globe preparing to take full advantage? Not according to an Oban Digital Internationalization study …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, fulfillment center, contact center, customer contact center, customer service, returns, ecommerce returns, eBay, Amazon, Sears, Walmart

March 4, 2015




What’s the Real Cost of a Fulfillment Error to Your Business?

Many multichannel merchants are partners with marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, and big-box retailers like Sears, Walmart and the like. With them you’re not just processing orders, managing inventory and agreeing to performance standards. Working with one of our …

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March 3, 2015




Optimizing Your Ecommerce Site for Impulse Sales

Social media has enabled people to keep up to minute on their favorite products and services. Real time marketing has given brands the power to connect with their current and potential customers. Adding these two ideas together can create a …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

February 17, 2015




The Power of Creative + Strategy in Driving Brand “Fame”

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How do brands drive “fame” in the marketplace and cut through the clutter and noise? By creating best-in-class creative solutions that combine the traditional and …

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February 3, 2015




Retailers Support Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

The National Retail Federation expressed its strong support for legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act in a letter today sent to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. NRF will consider votes on H….

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February 27, 2015




Retail Business Networks: The Key to Omnichannel Integration

For some time, the titans of general merchandising — Costco, Target and Wal-Mart — have been transforming how they do business. Recognizing that the consumer is king, they are putting more emphasis on their supply chains and working with their suppliers and …

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February 23, 2015




Walmart Plans Heavy Investment in Ecommerce

Walmart plans to invest at least $1.2 billion in its digital and ecommerce business the year ahead, according to an earnings call.

In 2015, Walmart delivered $486 billion in revenue and saw an increase in ecommerce sales of 22% to more than $12 billion.

The …

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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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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

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December 4, 2014




Tax Group Targets Alibaba in Campaign

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) launched a television advertising campaign to educate lawmakers on what it calls “the imminent threat posed by China’s online mega-retailer—Alibaba—as it enters the U.S. retail market.” Retailers are imploring the …

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