M&A and Financial ARCHIVE

Why Ecommerce Platforms are Buying Order Management Firms  Jun 18, 2013 9:39 AM By Tim Parry

Rakuten and NetSuite were able beef up their order management and order fulfillment systems. For Webgistix and OrderMotion, partnerships with these ecommerce platform giants means more customers down the road.

Nathan Focht and Blake Ellis on Marketplace Fairness Act  Jun 11, 2013 8:24 AM By Tim Parry

How would the Marketplace Fairness Act affect small- to medium-size ecommerce merchants? In this video taken June 4, 2013 at IRCE 2013, CommerceV3 founding partners say it will be a burden to those merchants.

Rakuten CMO and COO Talks About Webgistix Acquisition  Jun 10, 2013 12:31 PM By Tim Parry

In this exclusive video, Rakuten CMO and COO Bernard Luthi tells Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry what this deal means to Rakuten, which is competing with Amazon and eBay in the U.S. market.

NetSuite Acquires OrderMotion  May 08, 2013 9:03 AM By Tim Parry

NetSuite Extends Leadership In Order Management (via PR Newswire) Acquisition of OrderMotion Strengthens NetSuite Order Management System, Bringing Leading Solution to Demandware and Magento Customers Download image NetSuite. Where Business is Going. (PRNewsFoto/NetSuite Inc.) SAN MATEO, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – NetSuite Inc. ( NYSE: N), the industry’…

eBay and NRF Debate Internet Sales Tax  May 01, 2013 12:53 PM By Tim Parry

PBS News Hour’s Gwen Ifill looks at proposed Internet sales tax legislation and moderates a debate with Brian Bieron of eBay and the National Retail Federation’s Rachelle Bernstein.

Amazon Helping Marketplace Sellers with Amazon Lending  Apr 30, 2013 5:09 PM By Tim Parry

Amazon has quietly launched Amazon Lending, which it hopes will encourage merchants to place more inventories into the Amazon Marketplace.

Marketplace Fairness Act Clears Major Hurdle  Apr 29, 2013 9:28 AM By Tim Parry

The Senate has set up a final vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Bloomberg: JCP’s Johnson’s Pay was Cut 96%  Apr 09, 2013 11:32 AM By Tim Parry

Not like we didn’t see the end of the Ron Johnson era coming at J.C. Penney… but on April 3, Bloomberg reported the ousted CEO’s salary had been slashed 96%. It wasn’t just Johnson, bonuses were not given to any of JCP’s executives. When hired, Johnson promised a $1 billion in profits in his first […]

Amazon’s Cure to Short-Term Thinking in Business  Apr 08, 2013 4:41 PM By Tim Parry

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, explores the main symptoms associated with the current plague of short-term thinking, how companies can begin growing again, and how the “Amazon Cure” and Jeff Bezos’ focus on innovation and investment help create long-term value.

United Stationers Reports First Quarter 2013 Results  Apr 02, 2013 7:50 PM By Tim Parry

United Stationers Reports First Quarter 2013 Results (via PR Newswire) DEERFIELD, Ill., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ: USTR) reported results for the first quarter 2013. First Quarter Financial Summary Net sales of $1.25 billion were flat to the prior year’s first quarter sales after adjusting for one less workday in the […]






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