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MarketplacesAug 21, 2012 2:08 AM By MCM staff
Consumers are most satisfied with the checkout process, the variety of products or brands offered and the ability to track their purchases. Online shoppers are least satisfied with the flexibility to choose a delivery date, rerouting packages and the hassle of returning or exchanging unwanted items.
MarketplacesAug 02, 2012 12:32 AM By MCM staff
Spin-offs and start-ups can be growth opportunities for companies with strong core businesses because they create new revenue streams. Question is, when should you consider developing a spin-off, and when should you consider a start-up?
MarketplacesAug 01, 2012 8:29 PM By MCM staff
Eoin Comerford is worried that Google Shopping could cannibalize his sales on the Amazon Marketplace channel. And, for that matter, that the items he’s selling via Amazon will rank higher in Google Shopping than items he’s selling at Moosejaw.com.
MarketplacesAug 01, 2012 7:53 PM By Tim Parry
With more than 120,000 SKUs in its inventory, Tool King has its work cut out for it as it makes the transition to Google Shopping. Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry sat down with Ben Skigen, Toolking.com
MarketplacesJul 24, 2012 1:22 AM By Jim Tierney
Four prominent trade groups, including the American Catalog Mailers Association and the Direct Marketing Association, today announced the formation of a coalition titled TruST (True Simplification of Taxation) to fight pending Internet sales tax …
MarketplacesJul 20, 2012 11:45 PM By Stephen Bulger
Selling products or services through multiple channels – whether it includes web, in-store, phone, affiliate, or catalog – can be highly lucrative for merchants. It can also cause a lot of headaches, and if not managed properly, can lead to inefficiencies, angry customers, and even lost revenue.
Here are four tips for effective multichannel selling.
MarketplacesJul 19, 2012 11:13 PM By Jim Tierney
The Marketplace Equity Act would repeal the 1992 Supreme Court decision, Quill Corp. vs. North Dakota, which said states are not allowed to require out-of-state companies to collect sales taxes unless that company has a physical presence, such as a store or warehouse, in the state.
MarketplacesJul 19, 2012 10:11 PM By MCM staff
Congress is scheduled to bring the Marketplace Equity Act up for discussion on Tuesday. If it passes, merchants who sell goods online will be required to collect sales tax from their customers. Here’s a look at Twitter talk about #efairness.
MarketplacesJul 15, 2012 8:29 PM By MCM staff
Mom and pop retailers can take some lessons from their ecommerce counterparts about how to compete against Amazon.com. From our perspective at Multichannel Merchant, retailers can compete with Amazon if they take the following 10 steps.
MarketplacesJul 11, 2012 8:14 PM By Wendy Shooster
Brick-and-mortar retailers sell more when they have more staff on the floor to help customers. This also applies in the online environment. Here are five tips to help your customer service boost online sales.