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July 31, 2015




Week in Review: eBay Now Same-Day Service Grounded

While the same-day delivery segment is getting hotter with more entrants all the time, eBay is going in the other direction by shutting down its eBay Now same-day delivery service in several markets, and also ending another pilot that provided …

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August 18, 2014




What the Marketplace Fairness Act Means to Small Businesses

 

Before heading out for summer recess, the U.S. Senate made plans to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bars states from levying taxes on internet access. The act is set to expire November 1, 2014, but with strong bipartisan support …

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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

China, chinese shopping, chinese ecommerce, chinese market, global, global ecommerce, Growing Global, ecommerce, buying online, online marketplace, Marketplaces, tmall.com, Taobao, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, logistics

July 30, 2015




The 5 Ms of Selling Cross-Border Into China

I had the honor of introducing Alibaba Group’s Jimmy Tobyne’s keynote session on July 21 at our Growing Global conference, and was asked to take a few minutes to warm up the crowd with some related information.
And the first thing …

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In Blog, cross-border

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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 JD.com , China’s largest online direct sales company. This marks a significant step forward for Sephora in its ecommerce and overall retail strategy …

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In Global, Marketplaces

June 16, 2015




How to Align Ecommerce Strategy with Gamification Techniques

Gamification has long been part of the daily shopping experience. Leading brands like Nike, Coca-Cola and Perrier understand the effect that entertaining shopping experiences have on customers, as do e-commerce brands Amazon, Ebay, and Zappos.

Many companies employ game experiences …

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April 28, 2015




Amazon Launches New B2B Marketplace

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com, according to a press release. The new marketplace provides access to several products from IT and lab equipment to education and food service supplies as well as …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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July 24, 2015




Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded.

A members-only marketplace, Jet is going after Amazon by allowing sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on …

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Growing Global 2015, ecommerce, global ecommerce, Brazilian ecommerce, AliExpress, Alibaba, ecommerce marketplaces

July 23, 2015




Brazil a Lucrative but Complex Market for Cross-Border Trade

AliExpress, Alibaba’s online marketplace that specializes in inexpensive goods, is exploding in Brazil because it’s cheaper for consumers to buy there than from a domestic seller who pays the high cost of importing them, an expert panel told …

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July 22, 2015




Facebook the Top Acquisition Platform for Retailers

Social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging and attracting new customers, even though paid search and email marketing are still on the top of retailers’ list of effective customer acquisition channels, according to …

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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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