U.S. Supreme Court Justices Are Split on Ecommerce Tax Case

| Mike O'Brien

One day into a U.S. Supreme Court case that can reset the balance on collection of tax for ecommerce sales, justices appeared split on the issue arising out of South Dakota involving major players. This case will have massive ramifications for the ecommerce industry and retail as a whole going forward.

Kroger Reportedly Looking to Purchase Overstock.com

| Daniela Forte

Cinncinati-based grocery giant Kroger seems to be ecommerce window shopping as it eyes new acquisition target Overstock.com. See how this move – along with its reported interested in Box.com – could elevate Kroger’s game in ecommerce and online grocery against giants like Amazon, Walmart and Target.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Ecommerce Taxation

| Mike O'Brien

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a South Dakota case this term that could reset the balance between online and physical store sellers by requiring taxation of goods sold by out-of-state merchants. However the high court rules, it will have a dramatic effect on retail and ecommerce taxation for years to come.

Overstock.com Surpasses $1 Million in Bitcoin Transactions

| MCM Staff

Overstock.com announced that it has sold over $1 million in product to Bitcoin users since the online shopping site started accepting the cryptocurrency on Jan 9. According to Overstock.com, of the over 4,300 Bitcoin customers that made purchases with the site since January, almost 60% are new customers.

Alibaba Bans Bitcoin on all Marketplace Sites

| Erin Lynch

While Overstock.com announced last week that it has begun accepting Bitcoins as an online payment option, not all merchants are embracing the crypto-currency. The Chinese ecommerce platform Alibaba Group said in a statement that it has banned the controversial payment option from all its Taobao marketplaces.

Overstock.com Opens Warehouse in Pennsylvania

| MCM Staff

Overstock.com’s new operation will allow a faster fulfillment of orders by taking advantage of a state-of-the-art warehouse while providing room for growth. Shipping products from the Jonestown facility will provide orders to customers from Maine to Florida within two days of order shipment.