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July 10, 2015




Amazon Wants to Keep its Global Footing with Prime Day

On the surface, Amazon’s Prime Day celebration seems to be what it is – a one-day shopping holiday that will probably take place July 15 of every year.

But Prime Day can also be viewed as an attempt by Amazon to remain …

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In Blog, cross-border

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July 10, 2015




Week in Review: Prime Day is Coming, Prime Day is Coming!

The biggest news this week was probably Amazon’s announcement that they would launch Prime Day, its own selling holiday. July 15 (which is Prime Day, and the eve of its 20th anniversary) will be Amazon’s version of Alibaba’s Singles Day celebration, …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

Growing Global, global, global ecommerce, France, Germany, cross border, retail, online retail, returns fraud, returns policy, Europe, EU, EU consumer rights directive

July 9, 2015




New China Ecommerce Guidelines a Focus at Growing Global 2015

China’s recent move to boost its cross-border ecommerce capabilities will be one focus in this year’s Growing Global conference, taking place July 21-22 in Hollywood.

“U.S.-based ecommerce merchants need to be aware of changing policies and …

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In cross-border, Global

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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

Branding, ecommerce branding, ecommerce, Patagonia, brand audit

July 6, 2015




5 Tips for Rethinking Your Brand Identity

With new, innovative brands hitting the ecommerce market, you may be thinking about how your business can stay ahead of existing and emerging competition. Nothing will cut through the market clutter better than a strong brand identity that your customers …

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In Blog, Branding

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July 6, 2015




Amazon Creates Prime Day, Its Own Global Selling Holiday

Move over, Black Friday. Here comes Prime Day. Amazon has created its own selling holiday.

[RELATED: Why Prime Day Makes Perfect Sense for Amazon]

On the eve of its 20th birthday, July 15, Amazon will launch Prime Day, a global shopping …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

February 22, 2015




Most Ecommerce Sites Unprepared For Emerging Global Marketplace

As worldwide business-to-consumer ecommerce sales are poised to explode to $1.35 trillion by 2018 and exported ecommerce is estimated to surge to $130 billion by 2020, are businesses around the globe preparing to take full advantage? Not according to an Oban Digital Internationalization study …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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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

NRF Annual Convention & Expo, NRF, NRF Big Show, Macy's, Lowe's Hardware, Lowe's, The Limited, Limited Brands, omnichannel, retail, retailers, omnichannel retail

February 3, 2015




Retailers Support Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

The National Retail Federation expressed its strong support for legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act in a letter today sent to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. NRF will consider votes on H….

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September 26, 2013




TruST Outlines Potential Cost of Marketplace Fairness Act

Despite one coalition’s concerns that the Marketplace Fairness Act will put small direct-to-customer merchants out of business, at least one industry expert claims the impact on those merchants is over exaggerated.

Ernie Schell, director of Marketing Systems Analysis, wrote …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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