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July 17, 2013




The State of the Marketplace Fairness Act

In May, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act with a vote of 69-27 and clear bipartisan support. The bill is still under review by the House Judiciary Committee where more detailed research into the impact of the bill on …

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December 11, 2014




Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers (those for whom more than 10% of their online spend is cross-border), spending approximately twice as much as consumers who …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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December 11, 2014




Alibaba Says It Has Addressed Online Security Vulnerability

Alibaba says it is doing all it can to keep on top of security issues that affect its ecommerce merchants, after a published report noted that an Israeli firm found a security flaw in AliExpress, the company’s English language …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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December 10, 2014




Staples Offers More Products and Services with New Exchange

Staples announced its new Staples Exchange, a platform that allows merchants to offer products to Staples customers through all of its ecommerce channels, with multiple integration options.

Instead of requiring merchants to use a third party provider that charges integration …

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In Ecommerce, marketplaces

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December 8, 2014




A Retail Brand That Rallies Customers – and Employees

The world is supposedly flat, but marketing is rounder than ever before. Consumers make purchases based on beliefs and values, which means retail brands are judged from 365 degrees and held to ethical standards that often have little to do with …

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In Blog, Branding

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December 9, 2014




Amazon Takes a Page from eBay with new “Make an Offer” Experience

Amazon announced its new “Make an Offer” experience that allows customers to negotiate even lower prices on thousands of items.

If prices are agreed upon, customers can then purchase the items at a savings from the listing price, according to …

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June 21, 2013




Retailers Open Up About the Marketplace Fairness Act

What impact will the pending Marketplace Fairness Act have on direct-to-customer merchants?

Though the U.S. Senate approved the Marketplace Fairness Act in April, no two IRCE 2013 attendees interviewed by Multichannel Merchant seemed to have the same opinion about the …

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In Catalog, Ecommerce

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June 18, 2013




5 Misconceptions About the Marketplace Fairness Act

While many businesses small and large are talking about and worrying about the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), what do you really know about it?   According to recent blog post in the Huffington Post, here are five misconceptions small businesses need …

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June 11, 2013




Nathan Focht and Blake Ellis on Marketplace Fairness Act

How would the Marketplace Fairness Act affect small- to medium-size ecommerce merchants? In this video taken June 4, 2013 at IRCE 2013, CommerceV3 founding partners say it will be a burden to those merchants.

And it’s not that their ecommerce clients do not …

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June 11, 2013




What the Marketplace Fairness Act Means for You

The days of tax-free online shopping in the States could finally be numbered.

By now, you have probably already heard all about the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), also known as the “Internet Sales Tax.” It’s a new legislation that …

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