June 16, 2015




How to Align Ecommerce Strategy with Gamification Techniques

Gamification has long been part of the daily shopping experience. Leading brands like Nike, Coca-Cola and Perrier understand the effect that entertaining shopping experiences have on customers, as do e-commerce brands Amazon, Ebay, and Zappos.

Many companies employ game experiences …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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June 3, 2015




Newegg Unveils Major Improvements to its Marketplace

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newegg, the top tech-focused e-retailer in North America, today announced at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exposition (IRCE) major improvements to its Marketplace to enhance the Newegg experience for sellers and customers. Recent international expansion into key …

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In Global, IRCE 2015

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March 11, 2015




Marketplace Fairness Act Introduced in Senate… Again…

Here we go again… A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete on a level playing field with out-of-state sellers.

The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 would give states the option to …

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June 26, 2015




Week in Review: Confederate Flags Pulled After Sales Spikes

The Confederate flag was in the news this week… a lot…

The controversy surrounding the Confederate flag spilled to ecommerce sites and shopping carts, as retailers scrambled to stop sales of the Confederate flag this week.

The bans have come …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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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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June 25, 2015




China’s New Ecommerce Guidelines a Focus at Growing Global 2015

China’s recent move to boost its cross-border ecommerce capabilities will be one focus in this year’s Growing Global conference, taking place July 21-22 in Hollywood.

“U.S.-based ecommerce merchants need to be aware of changing policies and …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

Rue La La, Gilt Groupe, flash sales, ecommerce, retail, online retail, Zulily, luxury goods, high end, high-end retail

June 24, 2015




Rue La La Honors Charleston Shooting Victims

In an email this week, flash sale apparel retailer Rue La La spoke out about the shooting last week at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC in which nine people were shot dead by a lone gunman.

The letter, written …

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In Ecommerce, News

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June 22, 2015




The 7 Tenets of Personalization 3.0

For over a decade, marketers have been promised the power of digital personalization to enable more relevant and effective customer experiences, individualized communications and offers, and higher conversion rates and average order values.

And marketers are paying attention. Forrester Research …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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May 13, 2015




Sephora Opens Flagship Store on a Marketplace in China

Global beauty retailer Sephora announced the launch of its first and only Chinese online flagship store on JD.com , China’s largest online direct sales company. This marks a significant step forward for Sephora in its ecommerce and overall retail strategy …

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In Global, Marketplaces

June 19, 2015




U.S. Postal Service Selects Vantiv for Payment Fraud Solution

CINCINNATI – Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that it has been selected by the United States Postal Service to provide …

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