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How Amazon Stole Christmas  Dec 19, 2013 11:02 AM By Erin Lynch

With Christmas right around the corner, shoppers are making a mad dash to ensure all their holiday shopping is complete and shipped before next week. And while ecommerce merchants are pulling out all the stops to try to grab shopper’s attention and dollars, many, if not all, are finding it tough to compete with Amazon.

Rakuten Saw Huge Jump in Visits Leading Up to Cyber Weekend  Dec 05, 2013 12:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Rakuten saw a huge jump in visits to its ecommerce site, the rise in consumer sales and traffic began Monday before Black Friday with a spike on Thanksgiving Day and an increase the morning of Black Friday, according to a press release.

Video: Scot Wingo Explains the Growth of Google Shopping  Dec 02, 2013 4:28 PM By Tim Parry

ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo talks about how his clients have done over the 2013 Black Friday weekend in the marketplaces and the comparison shopping engines. [CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] One major point is how well ChannelAdvisor’s clients are doing with Google Shopping. Wingo explains why ChannelAdvisor’s clients are seeing more […]

China’s Single’s Day Breaks World Record with $5.7 Billion in Sales  Nov 13, 2013 4:21 PM By Erin Lynch

China’s largest shopping event, Single’s Day, topped nearly $6 billion in sales in just 24-hours, making it the largest single shopping day event in the world.

Inventory Management, Lack of Ecommerce, Killed Building 19  Nov 10, 2013 10:57 AM By Tim Parry

Building 19 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and hired Gordon Brothers to liquidate the 10 remaining locations. The irony of New England off-price closeout retailer Building 19′s demise is that it started off in 1964 as a merchant that took advantage of other merchant’s misfortunes and failures.

Marketplaces Are Thinking Globally and Locally  Oct 23, 2013 3:29 PM By Tim Parry

Once upon a time, merchants saw ecommerce marketplaces as a place to clear out overstock items. But the growing global economy and partnerships with brick and mortar retailers are making the marketplaces an attractive outlet for third-party merchants to sell their goods.In this executive summary from Multichannel Merchant, you will learn: Why partnering with marketplaces […]

Amazon Plans to Hire More than 70,000 Seasonal Employees  Oct 02, 2013 7:13 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon is expected to hire more than 70,000 full-time seasonal employees across its U.S. fulfillment centers for the holiday season in order to meet the increase in customer demand, a 40% increase over 2012, according to a press release.

What to Consider When Selling Globally  Sep 15, 2013 7:56 PM By Daniela Forte

Are you looking to expand your U.S.-based business globally? There may be some things you will need to consider before moving towards the international route.

How to Sell Efficiently on eBay and Amazon  Sep 09, 2013 9:56 AM By Lisa Steinhart

Marketplaces represent a great revenue opportunity for omnichannel merchants. But as Midwest Photo Exchange learned, the devil is in the details. Here’s why the more time you spend preparing your items and integrating your infrastructure will help you better control your costs and add to your bottom line.

The Amazon Warehouse Boom  Aug 30, 2013 12:12 PM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has been making major investments domestically and internationally to its fulfillment operations. In fact, since 2010 alone, Amazon has invested $14 billion in building new warehouses and hiring additional back-end staff all in an effort to bring more products, to more people, the fastest way possible.






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