Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, West Coast ports, west coast port strike, West Coast port shutdown, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, national retail federation, NRF, Operations and Fulfillment, cross-border trade

February 5, 2015




Possible Shutdown Looms Over West Coast Ports as Two Sides Engage in Brinksmanship

While the two sides wrangle over contract language and who is causing labor slowdowns, massive amounts of cargo continues to pile up at West Coast ports, negatively impacting not only retailers but untold numbers of businesses that rely on goods …

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In cross-border, Global

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February 3, 2015




Brennan Starts Role as New U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General

Megan J. Brennan officially became the 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the U.S. Postal Service on Feb. 1, succeeding Patrick R. Donahoe, who is retiring after 39 years with the USPS.

Brennan said in a release that she plans to …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

February 3, 2015




Alibaba.com Partners with Lending Club

Online marketplace Lending Club and Alibaba.com announced the launch of a strategic multi-year partnership making Lending Club the solution for point of sale business financing for up to $300,000 for Alibaba.com’s  U.S. business buyers.

Under this partnership, …

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In Global, Marketplaces

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November 15, 2014




GENCO Marketplace Launches Redesigned Website

GENCO Marketplace, America’s largest wholesaler of retailer returns, has made major improvements to GENCOMarketplace.com, its flagship business-to-business website. GENCO Marketplace, a subsidiary of GENCO, liquidates more than $2.5 billion of secondary market products annually to off price retailers, online sellers, …

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In B2B, Ecommerce

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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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November 12, 2014




Tonzof Launches First Online Retail Marketplace

Tonzof Inc., previously known as Tool King, announced the launch of its official website and marketplace Tonzof.com.

“We feel that Tonzof brings tremendous value to manufacturers and distributors because they are able to get in front of millions of …

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In Marketing, Marketplaces

Amazon, Amazon.com, ecommerce, ecommerce marketplace, eBay, online sellers, online merchants, marketplace selling, ecommerce sellers, Quidsi, Diapers.com, venture capital, ecommerce competition

January 30, 2015




Jet.com Is an Ecommerce David Taking on Amazon’s Goliath

Jet.com, a disruptive startup based in Montclair, NJ, is going after Amazon by taking a new approach that allows sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on price by using a system that finds and exploits cost inefficiencies in the …

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In Automation, customer experience

January 27, 2015




Borderfree Acquires DutyCalculator

Borderfree announced it will acquire Bundle Tech Limited, the operator of DutyCalculator, a provider of cloud-based global trade and customs compliance data services.

The move expands Borderfree’s trade compliance data services capabilities and brings a broader, more comprehensive offering to …

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In Global, Platforms

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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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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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