Will Marketplaces Devour Ecommerce?

| Ellen Shannon

At Catalyst 2014, ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo was referring to the growing dominance of marketplaces, notably Amazon’s and eBay’s, and the fact that marketplaces are outpacing the growth in general ecommerce websites.

What You Missed at eTail West 2014

| Daniela Forte

If the unusually cold tempuratures wasn’t the topic of conversation at eTail West in San Antonio last week, mobile was. It was the talk among several sessions throughout the conference in some capacity or another. Utilizing mobile and offering a personalized experience across channels for customers was a priority among many.

Netflix Spoofs Amazon Drones

| Erin Lynch

It turns out Amazon is not the only online merchant looking to get into drone fulfillment capabilities. Netflix, taking jabs at its streaming video competitor, has announced its own delivery service, “Drone 2 Home,” in a recent video mocking the futuristic service.

U.S. Needs to Pay Attention to Canada’s Delivery Decisions

| Erin Lynch

With the U.S. population now jumping to their computers or mobile devices to shop or communicate with a friend or loved one, the USPS needs to look at ways to cut costs in order for it to survive and community mailboxes and cutting delivery days appears to be one of the best answers out there.