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December 12, 2014




3 Barriers to Omnichannel Success

With the advancement of technology and the change in consumer shopping habits, the current wave in retail is riding swiftly towards omnichannel. This has caused a disruption in the retail industry, much like earlier introductions of the modern department store …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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July 16, 2014




Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act will Empower States

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After years of bills appearing before Senate and Congress, could sales tax enforcement on goods and services bought in the Internet finally be reality? Yes and no, depending …

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In Executive, News

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December 11, 2014




Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers (those for whom more than 10% of their online spend is cross-border), spending approximately twice as much as consumers who …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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December 11, 2014




Alibaba Says It Has Addressed Online Security Vulnerability

Alibaba says it is doing all it can to keep on top of security issues that affect its ecommerce merchants, after a published report noted that an Israeli firm found a security flaw in AliExpress, the company’s English language …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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December 10, 2014




Staples Offers More Products and Services with New Exchange

Staples announced its new Staples Exchange, a platform that allows merchants to offer products to Staples customers through all of its ecommerce channels, with multiple integration options.

Instead of requiring merchants to use a third party provider that charges integration …

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In Ecommerce, marketplaces

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December 9, 2014




Amazon Takes a Page from eBay with new “Make an Offer” Experience

Amazon announced its new “Make an Offer” experience that allows customers to negotiate even lower prices on thousands of items.

If prices are agreed upon, customers can then purchase the items at a savings from the listing price, according to …

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In Amazon, eBay

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December 8, 2014




A Retail Brand That Rallies Customers – and Employees

The world is supposedly flat, but marketing is rounder than ever before. Consumers make purchases based on beliefs and values, which means retail brands are judged from 365 degrees and held to ethical standards that often have little to do with …

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In Blog, Branding

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July 29, 2014




Schedules That Work Act is the Next Assault on Profitability

Here is the latest assault on our industry’s profitability – federal legislation requiring over scheduling part time worker.  Our call center and fulfillment centers in many cases use part time labor and flexible schedules to adjust to order and shipping variations …

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In Blog, Executive

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December 3, 2014




3 Tips to Protect Your Holiday Shopper’s Data

With the 2014 holiday season coming into full swing, Americans will spend more than $600 billion, a 4.1% increase from last year. But it’s not all glee and twinkling lights out there.  According to the Credit Union National Association, a recent poll …

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In Blog, Data & Analytics

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December 3, 2014




Five Top Logistical Factors for Pop-up Store Success

Just as ecommerce once disrupted the time-honored tradition of brick and mortar retail, pop-up stores are seemingly the new, trendy must-haves for ecommerce retailers themselves.

From Amazon to Kate Spade, retailers globally have hopped on the pop-up store hype train.

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In Blog, customer experience

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