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March 11, 2015




Marketplace Fairness Act Introduced in Senate… Again…

Here we go again… A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete on a level playing field with out-of-state sellers.

The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 would give states the option to …

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In Blog, News

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December 10, 2015




Retailers Urge Congress to Reject Customs Bill If Without Online Sales Tax

The National Retail Federation today called on Congress to reject a customs reauthorization bill set for a vote this week unless it includes a provision allowing states to require online merchants to collect sales tax the same as local stores.

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

Growing Global 2015, Alibaba.com, Tmall, Taobao, ecommerce, global ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce

April 18, 2016




Alibaba Group and New Zealand Government Form Trade Alliance

Alibaba Group, an online and mobile marketplace, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize discussions for strengthening trade between China and New Zealand …

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In Global, News

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February 10, 2015




Why the Marketplace Fairness Act Beats the Alternatives

Today in the U.S., ecommerce businesses are “more equal” than their brick-and-mortar peers. The Internet remains a tax-free zone, and the Marketplace Fairness Act remains shelved in the House of Representatives.

The Marketplace Fairness Act, which was passed by …

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In Blog, Executive

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April 7, 2016




How to Box Your Brand with a Subscription Service

Visits to leading subscription box sites like Birchbox, Blue Apron and Loot are up nearly 3,000% during the last three years, according to Hitwise data. For consumers who came of age in the digital era, subscriptions models are typically for electronic …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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April 6, 2016




Bluefly Debuts New Logo, Branding and Platform

Bluefly is updating its look, and starting today, customers visiting the largest online fashion destination and marketplace with over 2,500 brands will notice changes to the company’s logo and branding on its new traditional and mobile platforms, as well as a …

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

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April 5, 2016




2015 Was a Big Year for MercadoLibre

2015 was a big year for Latin American ecommerce marketplace Mercado Libre, and U.S. merchants looking to sell to consumers in Latin America need to take notice.

During its fourth-quarter earnings call, MercadoLibre said there were 128.4 million items sold through …

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In cross-border, Global

Branding, ecommerce branding, ecommerce, Patagonia, brand audit

March 30, 2016




The Importance of Brand Ambassadors in the Digital Age

For decades, commerce was uniform. People shopped in stores and marketplaces. Sure, catalogue shopping had a loyal following, but it was dwarfed by the number of people electing to shop in stores. The in-store shopping experience was social in the …

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In Blog, Engagement

ecommerce, ecommerce security, credit cards, credit card payments, online security, data security, PCI, Payment Card Industry, payment card data, PCI standards, online payments

March 28, 2016




The Debit Swipe Fee Cap is Still Too Damn High

With apologies to former New York City mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan, the debit card swipe fees are still too damn high.

A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs …

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April Fools

April 1, 2016




Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!

Trader Joe’s is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling. April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s …

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