Rakuten’s Non-traditional Business Model

| Daniela Forte

CEO and chairman, Hiroshi Mikitani, explained the non-traditional business model at Rakuten during the IRCE conference this week and reminded attendees while it’s easy to get stuck in the technology of your business, it really is all about your customers.

An Inside Look into Amazon’s Global Enterprise

| Erin Lynch

Amazon launched it’s latest marketplace in India this week, making it the 10th marketplace for the ecommerce goliath. In this infographic from Amazon, you will get a glimpse into the countries it serves, how many fulfillment centers it has worldwide, and it’s third-party seller growth.

Accenture to Acquire Acquity Group

| Daniela Forte

Accenture entered into an agreement with Acquity Group Ltd., where Accenture will acquire Acquity Group, a digital marketing and ecommerce company, according to a press release on Acquity Group’s website.

Senate Approves Internet Sales Tax

| Erin Lynch

The Senate has approved the long-anticipated internet sales tax proposal, which would require shoppers to pay sales tax for most of their online purchases, and it has earned mix reviews from retailers across the country.

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Best Buy to Sell its Stake in Europe

| Erin Lynch

Best Buy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of its interest in Best Buy Europe, according to a statement issued by the electronics retailer, back to Carphone Warehouse.

A Modern Look at Ecommerce

| Erin Lynch

The definition of ecommerce has changed tremendously within the past 10 to 15 years. In this infographic from The etail Blog, you will learn the monetary differences between b2b and b2c companies and, thanks to marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, the new c2c.