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Consumer Confidence Index Increases to Five-Year High  May 28, 2013 3:21 PM By Tim Parry

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had improved in April, increased again in May. The Index now stands at 76.2 (1985=100), up from 69.0 in April. The Present Situation Index increased to 66.7 from 61.0.

Brookstone Appoints William E. Watts as Executive Chairman  May 28, 2013 3:17 PM By Tim Parry

Brookstone, Inc., the innovative product development company and multi-channel specialty retailer, announced today the appointment of William E. Watts as the Company’s new Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

NetSuite Acquires OrderMotion  May 08, 2013 9:03 AM By Tim Parry

NetSuite Extends Leadership In Order Management (via PR Newswire) Acquisition of OrderMotion Strengthens NetSuite Order Management System, Bringing Leading Solution to Demandware and Magento Customers Download image NetSuite. Where Business is Going. (PRNewsFoto/NetSuite Inc.) SAN MATEO, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – NetSuite Inc. ( NYSE: N), the industry’…

eBay Looks to Grow Locally and Globally  May 01, 2013 3:38 PM By Tim Parry

eBay plans to go global and local in hopes to double its number of eBay Marketplace users to 200 million by 2015.

eBay Says Marketplace Fairness Act Fight is Not Over  May 01, 2013 2:31 PM By Tim Parry

Devin Wenig, president of eBay Marketplaces, said it’s inevitable that an online sales tax bill will eventually become law, but that it won’t stop his company from fighting to make it fair for small businesses.

eBay and NRF Debate Internet Sales Tax  May 01, 2013 12:53 PM By Tim Parry

PBS News Hour’s Gwen Ifill looks at proposed Internet sales tax legislation and moderates a debate with Brian Bieron of eBay and the National Retail Federation’s Rachelle Bernstein.

Amazon Helping Marketplace Sellers with Amazon Lending  Apr 30, 2013 5:09 PM By Tim Parry

Amazon has quietly launched Amazon Lending, which it hopes will encourage merchants to place more inventories into the Amazon Marketplace.

Marketplace Fairness Act Clears Major Hurdle  Apr 29, 2013 9:28 AM By Tim Parry

The Senate has set up a final vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Storified: Operations Summit 2013  Apr 26, 2013 9:13 PM By Tim Parry

Operations Summit 2013, the only conference exclusively about direct-to-customer operations and fulfillment, was held April 23-25 in Columbus, OH. Here are some of the top tips and testimonials from Multichannel Merchant’s show.

We’re Number 200!  Apr 24, 2013 10:23 AM By Tim Parry

Oh, what a thankless job I had… Newspaper reporter. Worst. Job. Ever. At least that’s what I read, ironically, on a newspaper website yesterday after I settled in at Operations Summit in Columbus, OH. “Newspaper reporter” ranks dead last as the nation’s worst job according to the 2013 Jobs Rated Report, which has ranked the […]

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