May 1, 2013

eBay Says Marketplace Fairness Act Fight is Not Over

Devin Wenig, president of eBay Marketplaces, said it’s inevitable that an online sales tax bill will eventually become law, but that it won’t stop his company from fighting to make it fair for small businesses.

During a keynote discussion …


In Amazon, eBay


April 30, 2013

Mixed Reviews on Marketplace Fairness Act

Last week the Senate voted 74 to 20 in favor of proceeding with its debate on the Marketplace Fairness Act and merchants are weighing in on how it would impact their business.

Chris Brenner, vice president of PetSolutions, said in an email “…


In Executive, Tax & Regulations


April 29, 2013

Marketplace Fairness Act Clears Major Hurdle

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


In Ecommerce, Executive

global ecommerce, Forrester Research, mobile commerce, ecommerce, Growing Global 2015, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, online marketplaces

September 10, 2015

Is an E-marketplace Consistent with your Cross-Border Brand Strategy?

Amazon, Tmall, Rakuten, Mercado Libre. The allure of these ecommerce marketplaces, and their promise to put your product in front of a cross-border audience of millions, can be hard to resist—and rightly so. There are many compelling reasons to …


In Blog, Global


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 …


In Blog, Executive

Growing Global 2015,, Tmall, Taobao, ecommerce, global ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce

December 4, 2014

Tax Group Targets Alibaba in Campaign

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) launched a television advertising campaign to educate lawmakers on what it calls “the imminent threat posed by China’s online mega-retailer—Alibaba—as it enters the U.S. retail market.” Retailers are imploring the …


In Ecommerce, News

Joinem, ecommerce, ecommerce marketplace, online marketplace, Amazon, Amazon Prime Day,,, GoGo

July 15, 2015

Joinem Enters the Ecommerce Marketplace Fray

Even as prepares for its highly anticipated launch next week and Amazon looks to win big with its Prime Day faux shopping holiday today, there’s a new marketplace player in the room.

Dallas-based startup Joinem is looking …


In Ecommerce, marketplaces


June 3, 2015

Newegg Unveils Major Improvements to its Marketplace

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newegg, the top tech-focused e-retailer in North America, today announced at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exposition (IRCE) major improvements to its Marketplace to enhance the Newegg experience for sellers and customers. Recent international expansion into key …


In Global, IRCE 2015


July 21, 2014

TruST Urges Senate Not to Attach “Flawed” MFA to ITFA

The True Simplification of Taxation (TruST) Coalition has written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the U.S. Senate to not attach the “controversial and flawed” Marketplace Fairness Act to the …


In Executive, Must Reads


May 13, 2015

Sephora Opens Flagship Store on a Marketplace in China

Global beauty retailer Sephora announced the launch of its first and only Chinese online flagship store on , China’s largest online direct sales company. This marks a significant step forward for Sephora in its ecommerce and overall retail strategy …


In Global, Marketplaces

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