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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

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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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In Blog, News

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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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In Blog, Executive

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April 28, 2015




Amazon Launches New B2B Marketplace

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com, according to a press release. The new marketplace provides access to several products from IT and lab equipment to education and food service supplies as well as …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

Pitney Bowes, Borderfree, ecommerce, global ecommerce, Operations and Fulfillment, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, third-party fulfillment, third-party logistics, 3PL, ecommerce platform, mergers and acquisitions, M&A

May 5, 2015




Pitney Bowes to Acquire Competitor Borderfree

Pitney Bowes Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Borderfree, according to a release. The companies said Borderfree’s solutions will complement and expand Pitney Bowes’s ecommerce capabilities, helping clients grow their global business by …

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In cross-border, duties and taxes

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May 20, 2015




Domestic Retailers are Opening Up to Cross-border Ecommerce

While presenting a number of risks and some significant barriers to entry, global ecommerce represents a massive opportunity and more retailers are jumping onboard as solutions for addressing cross-border business become more readily available. According to eMarketer, worldwide B2C …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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March 18, 2015




NEMOA Attendees Take Different Sides on Proposed MFA Legislation

Attendees at NEMOA’s directxchange conference in Boston last week offered their reaction to the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) being back on the table in the Senate.

A bipartisan group of senators re-introduced the bill last week, which would allow …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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April 3, 2015




Taigan Targeting Latin American Shoppers on YuuJuu Marketplace

Taigan.com launched a partnership this week with YuuJuu.com, an ecommerce marketplace, connecting Latin American consumers to highly sought-after products and brands from the United States.

Through this relationship, Taigan will expand its reach to new customers in multiple …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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May 11, 2015




How 5 Companies Fight Showrooming Through Omnichannel

It’s no secret that online retailers have hurt the bottom lines of many brick-and-mortar stores, but the practice of showrooming just might be the final blow.

Showrooming happens when consumers examine merchandise in a retail store but buy online …

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May 7, 2015




Alibaba Group Replaces CEO

Daniel Zhang, currently Chief Operating Officer of Alibaba Group, will become CEO of Alibaba Group, effective May 10. Zhang will replace Jonathan Lu, who will remain on Alibaba Group’s board of directors as Vice Chairman.

Zhang has been with Alibaba Group …

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