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Overstock.com Sees $130,000 in Sales with Bitcoin Payment Option  Jan 15, 2014 2:43 PM By Erin Lynch

Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne took to Twitter to announce that within 24-hours of implementing Bitcoin as a possible payment option, his company received $130,000 in orders paid in the crypto-currency.

Key Lessons to Think About Before Going Global  Jan 15, 2014 1:29 PM By Daniela Forte

The idea of expanding globally isn’t a new concept among merchants, but it is a concept that has many thinking about how to go about doing so.

Should Merchants Consider Expanding to Latin America?  Jan 15, 2014 11:31 AM By Erin Lynch

For years, when it came to which countries were at a similar stage of advanced and growing economic development, retailers have had their eyes on Brazil, Russia, India and China, affectionately known as BRIC. However, during this week’s National Retail Federation’s conference, the new buzzword was Latin America.

6 Tips to Expand your Global Ecommerce Business  Jan 15, 2014 11:18 AM By Scott Heimes

Is your product or service something that translates well into other cultures? If the answer is yes and you’re ready to take on the challenge of expanding globally, your next step is to plan how you’ll roll out ecommerce operations worldwide. The following six tips can help you achieve a successful launch

Move Over Showrooming, Webrooming is Here  Jan 14, 2014 4:36 PM By Jonathan Levitt

With the threat of showrooming waning, retailers are facing a new challenge: webrooming. This poses a threat to retailers if people webroom on their sites, but purchase at a competitor’s store. But the practice can also be an advantage for retailers if they can find ways to lure webroomers to their own stores.

How to Avoid the Post-Holiday Blues  Jan 14, 2014 10:43 AM By Maria Haggerty

In the weeks after the holidays, many retailers simply resign themselves to sluggish traffic and anemic sales totals. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Although you may not be able to replicate the fever pitch of the holiday shopping season, with the right strategy in customization, fulfillment, customer service, and discounts, you can stimulate retail activity and avoid the post-holiday blues.

IBM Study of 30,000 Global Consumers Shows Importance of Personalization  Jan 13, 2014 4:32 PM By Erin Lynch

A new IBM study of more than 30,000 global consumers released at the 2014 National Retail Federation convention found consumers are willing to share their personal information with retailers, particularly if they get good value in exchange.

Macy’s to Build Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment Center in Midwest  Jan 13, 2014 1:34 PM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to get ship more orders to more customers throughout the central and southern regions in the U.S., Macy’s announced plans to build a new $170 million direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in Tulsa County, OK.

Twitter Recaps George W. Bush Speech at #NRF14 Show  Jan 13, 2014 11:26 AM By Erin Lynch

Although the press was not allowed to attend the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City keynote session with former President George W. Bush, it didn’t stop attendees from tweeting the action live. Here are just a few of the recaps:

Amazon Fulfillment Sees Record Setting Year  Jan 10, 2014 11:52 AM By Daniela Forte

It was a record setting year for the sellers on Amazon who use the Fulfillment by Amazon service. According to a release from the marketplace, the number of sellers using the fulfillment service grew more than 65% in 2013 compared to 2012. Also, Fulfillment by Amazon shipped more units worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2013 than the total number of FBA units combined in all of 2009 and 2010.






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