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April 8, 2014




Is the Amazon Effect Overrated?

If Amazon is, indeed, taking over the ecommerce world, then operations and fulfillment professionals are the last to know. According to the results of MCM Outlook 2014, 28.8% of respondents have seen no effect from Amazon on their business.

However, 36% of respondents …

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April 29, 2014




Amazon Prime Pantry Adds to Delivery Disruption

Is Amazon getting geared up to grapple with grocers? During its first-quarter earnings call, the ecommerce behemoth said it is seeing early success with a new “essentials” delivery service for its Prime members.

Available nationally, Prime customers can use Prime …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

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May 1, 2014




Tmall Pork Promotion Draws Rave Reviews in China

A recent online promotion for U.S. pork conducted with China’s B2C marketplace Tmall.com drew rave reviews from Chinese consumers and strong results for U.S. pork suppliers.

The 7-day promotion, developed with support from the Pork …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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May 8, 2014




ShopRunner Announces Partnership with Alibaba

Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba Group announced Wednesday it would be teaming up with U.S. membership only marketplace, ShopRunner.  This partnership will allow ShopRunner to sell and ship American goods to China, according to an article in Forbes.

Fiona Dias, …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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May 15, 2014




How U.S. Retailers can Get Better International Currency Exchange Rates

For those involved in business, it’s always good to hear about new ways of saving money. And when it comes to ecommerce, here’s a way in which your business could save money when making profits on overseas sales …

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In Global, Must Reads

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May 21, 2014




eBay Hacked – Users Asked to Change Passwords

eBay Inc. will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.

The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers’ …

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In News, Payment/Security

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May 23, 2014




A 5-step Guide to Winning with Marketplaces

Marketplaces like Amazon and eBay have become an essential part of running an e-commerce business. But like so many things, they come with their pros and cons.

Pro: You gain greater visibility for your business and products.

Con: Your pricing …

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In Marketing, Marketplaces

May 29, 2014




SHOP.CA Scales Video Production for 100,000 Products

Automated video solutions provider Treepodia has helped Canadian online marketplace SHOP.CA increase conversions by 15% and created a more engaging and sharable online shopping experience by choosing the company’s ecommerce video platform.

Since implementing Treepodia, SHOP.CA has seen …

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In Global, Marketplaces

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May 29, 2014




Alibaba Plans to Buy Stake in Singapore Post

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba said it plans to pay $250 million for a 10% stake in the Singapore Post, Singapore’s national postal system, The New York Times reported. This will extend Alibaba’s push into logistics and new overseas markets.

The …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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June 4, 2014




Listrak CEO Ross Kramer on Email Marketing, IRCE Debut

Listrak CEO Ross Kramer is a regular contributor to Multichannel Merchant. In the above video, Kramer talks with me about best practices for creating back-in-stock alerts, effective use of welcome emails, personalized product recommendations in emails, and recovery of abandoned …

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