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December 2, 2014




Bluefly Has Record Breaking Cyber Weekend

Bluefly, the largest online fashion destination with over 1,750+ brands and the first fashion company to apply a marketplace technology, today announced that it set record breaking sales for the five day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

From Thanksgiving through …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Holiday 2014

eBay, online marketplace, ecommerce, global ecommerce, marketing, global marketing, marketing campaign, online sellers

November 29, 2014




eBay Outpaces Amazon on Black Friday

Black Friday was a big win for eBay, or at least for ChannelAdvisor clients who sell via the eBay marketplace. Same store sales on eBay for ChannelAdvisor clients grew 26.9% year over year, while sales on Amazon for ChannelAdvisor clients grew 24.2% …

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In Cyber Weekend 2014, Ecommerce

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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 …

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In Executive, Must Reads

OnTrac, USPS, U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, Shipping/Delivery, Operations and Fulfillment, regional carriers, SurePost, SmartPost, FedEx Smartpost, UPS SurePost

November 24, 2014




OnTrac Partners With USPS to Deliver Final-Mile Service to Retailers

Regional parcel carrier OnTrac, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, announced a new service called DirectPost which will enable it to provide next-day and two-day ecommerce shipping at postal rates, by consolidating shipments and injecting them deep into …

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In Fulfillment, News

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December 4, 2013




Will Mom-and-Pop Sites Be Affected if the Marketplace Fairness Act Passes?

For more than a decade, federal and state lawmakers have attempted to craft legislation to regulate the collection of sales tax on internet purchases. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 passed the Senate in May with bipartisan support and House bills …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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November 19, 2014




The Best and Worst Catalog Copy of 2014

[caption id="attachment_39283" align="alignright" width="100"] Herschell Gordon Lewis[/caption]

Here we go again, and I’d better start with the double disclaimer that has applied since we started reviewing catalog copy some years ago.

First disclaimer: I’m analyzing copy, and …

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In Blog, Catalog

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November 15, 2014




European Engineers Embrace Digi-Key for Online Component Sales

Digi-Key, a supplier of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in web traffic and online orders placed by design engineers in Europe.

According to Digi-Key, engineers in Germany, the UK, France and Italy, among other regions of Europe, are …

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In B2B, Ecommerce

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November 12, 2014




6 Critical Digital and Social Media Trends Driving Holiday Sales

Each holiday season, retailers struggle with which avenues they should take to drive more sales. The options are abundant while resources and budgets typically are not. New digital platforms and technologies seem to pop up overnight, leading to some confusion, …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

September 26, 2013




TruST Outlines Potential Cost of Marketplace Fairness Act

Despite one coalition’s concerns that the Marketplace Fairness Act will put small direct-to-customer merchants out of business, at least one industry expert claims the impact on those merchants is over exaggerated.

Ernie Schell, director of Marketing Systems Analysis, wrote …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel focus, retail, online retail, brick-and-mortar, brick-and-mortar retail, returns in store, shopping returns, ship-from-store, ship-to-store, in-store pickup, OMS, order management system, USPS, omnichannel best practices, omnichannel retail, SMB, small-to-medium business

September 24, 2014




How to Make Your Small Business Perform Like an Omnichannel Powerhouse

We hear a lot about omnichannel these days. It’s a big word for delivering a seamless shopping experience for customers —whether they are shopping online or in a store — and it can significantly increase sales.

In this digital age, …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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