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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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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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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

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March 19, 2015




Rakuten to Accept Bitcoin on Global Marketplaces

Rakuten plans to enable customers to choose Bitcoin as a payment option by integrating Bitnet’s payment processing platform on a number of its marketplaces.

The Internet services firm will begin accepting the new payment method first on Rakuten.com …

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March 18, 2015




NRF Proposes Achievable Solutions to Address Cyber Security Threats

The National Retail Federation today presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyber attacks and data breaches.

“We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data …

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March 18, 2015




Predictive Technology Drives Evolution of Big Data

Several years ago the Internet revolutionized the way business is done. Now the world finds itself on the precipice of a similar revolution with big data.

Studies show that nearly 90% of professionals believe big data is a game changer for …

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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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March 14, 2015




Retailers Are Marching Toward the Big Data Analytics Cloud

Did you know that two in three retailers are already leveraging or plan to leverage the cloud for big data analytics?

Only technology companies have a higher ratio, and retailers’ willingness to adopt the cloud outpaces other industries such as …

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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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