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February 25, 2016




Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market

UPS took a big step this week by leading a $28 million investment round in same-day startup Deliv, with the stated purpose of learning the intricacies of its business model, especially how it has succeeded in the retail space.

While some …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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February 19, 2016




Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth

Ecommerce sales grew 15.8% in 2015, which far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey.

According to the MCM Outlook 2016 results, bricks-and-mortar store sales grew just 4% in 2015.

MCM Outlook 2016 also revealed that the …

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In News, PR Newswire

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February 24, 2016




Former Borderfree Leaders Join Cross-Border Shopping Site iguama

Former Borderfree executives Michael DeSimone and Kris Green have taken on leadership roles at iguama, a Latin American online cross-border mall featuring popular U.S. brands and products.

DeSimone, the former President and CEO of Borderfree, has joined the Board …

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In Global, Marketplaces

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February 23, 2016




4 Trends Shaping the Mobile Shopping Experience

Mobile trends are like fashion trends: changing and evolving quickly. As a business, it’s imperative to ensure your mobile marketing strategy is relevant if you want to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

That’s because smartphones will …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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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 …

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In Blog, Global

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February 18, 2016




Skechers Quickens Pace of Omnichannel Growth with Manhattan Associates

Skechers, the global leader in performance and lifestyle footwear, has selected Manhattan Associates Inc. solutions to orchestrate the omnichannel fulfillment of customer orders from across Europe and to drive ongoing business growth.

Having already deployed Manhattan’s warehouse management system (…

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March 18, 2015




NEMOA Attendees Take Different Sides on Proposed MFA Legislation

Attendees at NEMOA’s directxchange conference in Boston last week offered their reaction to the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) being back on the table in the Senate.

A bipartisan group of senators re-introduced the bill last week, which would allow …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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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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February 11, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon Looks to Go Global with Logistics Operations

Amazon has taken another step in its march toward world dominance, as Bloomberg has reported that the company plans to create a global shipping and logistics operation. Code named “dragon boat,” and unofficially Global Supply Chain by Amazon, the network …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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February 10, 2016




Amazon May Stunt Global Ecommerce Growth

Amazon is looking to dominate the world of global ecommerce. But its unwillingness to disclose certain information to its marketplace sellers may stunt your global ecommerce growth.

On the same day Bloomberg’s Spencer Soper unveiled Amazon’s secret and elaborate plans …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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