Amazon, Amazon.com, free shipping, amazon prime, ecommerce

February 6, 2015




Amazon Can Help Grow Your Cross-Border Footprint

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Amazon has opened the door to cross-border selling. ChannelAdvisor Team Lead for Marketplace Services Josh Jamieson says Amazon offers some big cross-border opportunities that ecommerce sellers can take advantage of.
“Once you …

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In cross-border, Global

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February 3, 2015




Alibaba.com Partners with Lending Club

Online marketplace Lending Club and Alibaba.com announced the launch of a strategic multi-year partnership making Lending Club the solution for point of sale business financing for up to $300,000 for Alibaba.com’s  U.S. business buyers.

Under this partnership, …

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In Global, Marketplaces

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February 3, 2015




Brennan Starts Role as New U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General

Megan J. Brennan officially became the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1, succeeding Patrick R. Donahoe, who is retiring after 39 years with the USPS.

Brennan said in a release that she plans to …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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January 19, 2015




Webrooming and Mobile Showrooming in 2015

The holiday shopping season has settled, but the challenge is far from over for retailers as 2014 comes to a close and new trends in the way customers shop continue to take shape in 2015. Even while mobile shopping continues to grain …

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January 30, 2015




Jet.com Is an Ecommerce David Taking on Amazon’s Goliath

Jet.com, a disruptive startup based in Montclair, NJ, is going after Amazon by taking a new approach that allows sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on price by using a system that finds and exploits cost inefficiencies in the …

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In Automation, customer experience

Target, Target Canada, ecommerce, store closings, Canadian retail market, Zellers

January 15, 2015




Target to Close All 133 Stores in Canada

Ending a failed experiment that began in March 2013, Target announced it was closing all 133 of its Canadian stores by the end of 2015, with plans to liquidate its assets. Walmart Canada has been mentioned as a possible acquirer of the assets …

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In News, Omnichannel

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January 15, 2015




Email Marketing Compliance Outside of the U.S.

I recently wrote on article on the importance and key features of the US CAN-SPAM act. Crossing international boundaries with email is easy, however, other nations have different – and often stricter – laws.
Canadian Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL)
Last July, …

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In Email, Global

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January 15, 2015




Email Marketing Compliance is Ever Changing

The privacy and compliance landscape is ever-changing as lawmakers need to stay ahead of spammers who are at most a security threat and at least annoying and responsible for giving email senders a bad rap. In honor of the eighth …

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In Blog, Email

January 27, 2015




Borderfree Acquires DutyCalculator

Borderfree announced it will acquire Bundle Tech Limited, the operator of DutyCalculator, a provider of cloud-based global trade and customs compliance data services.

The move expands Borderfree’s trade compliance data services capabilities and brings a broader, more comprehensive offering to …

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In Global, Platforms

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January 8, 2015




Target-Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration Hit with Social Media Backlash

Beach chic designer Lilly Pulitzer was met with backlash this week on social media, after Target announced it would be collaborating with the brand for a limited edition collection expected to launch April 19, as passionate fans felt it would cheapen …

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In Blog, Branding

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