GameStop Exploring a Buyout

| Daniela Forte

GameStop Corp. confirmed it is in “exploratory discussions” with third parties regarding a potential acquisition but said there are “no assurances” that any deal will result from the discussions. See which private equity firm has expressed interest in the gaming retailer.

Amazon Prime Day Date Accidently Leaked

| Daniela Forte

The date for Amazon Prime Day was accidently leaked to the public, reportedly starting at midday on July 16 and running through July 17. Should these be the actual dates of Amazon Prime Day, it would make it the biggest shopping day for the marketplace giant. Here is a look back at Amazon Prime Day 2017.

What Ecommerce Merchants Need to Consider Before Entering The Middle East Market

| Artem Rudyuk

It’s no secret that ecommerce is booming. Remarkably, global online retail sales crossed the $2 trillion mark in 2017. But the growth is just getting started; by 2021, the market is expected to double. Among the regions with the fastest e-commerce growth is the Middle East – in fact, sales volume here has increased 1500% over the past decade. Here is what merchants need to know about selling in the Middle East.

How Voice Assistants Can Protect Phone-Based Commerce

| Ben Rafferty

Voice-powered assistants are changing the face of commerce, with as many as 60% of consumers looking to use a home voice assistant to make purchases with just a few simple words. Here is how voice assistants can protect phone-based commerce.

Gap Inc. Appoints New CEO for Gap Brand

| MCM staff

Gap Inc. appointed Neil Fiske, as its new CEO and president of its Gap Brand effective July 20. He will serve on the company’s senior leadership team, reporting to Art Peck president and CEO of Gap Inc. See what other leadership positions Fiske has held in his career and how it will benefit the Gap brand.

Google to Invest $550 Million in JD.com

| Daniela Forte

Google plans to invest $550 million in Chinese ecommerce marketplace JD.com in an effort to expand its presence in Asia and help JD.com better compete with main rival and regional leader Alibaba. See why this could be a win-win move for Google and JD.com

Merchants Need to Know Their Chargeback Rights

| Matthew Katz

Store and ecommerce merchants have chargeback rights. However for too long there have been many misconceptions, myths, half-truths and outright lies about them. Failing to exercise these rights reinforces the confusion surrounding what it means to be a 21st century merchant. Here’s what you need to know.