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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

June 4, 2015




Specialty Outdoor Retailer Puts a Spotlight on Customer Experience

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ENGAGE.cx, the first B2C CRM that puts customers and the in-journey experience at the center of all business processes, is pleased to announce it will be working with Rock/Creek, an independent specialty outdoor retailer …

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May 29, 2015




Capmark Acquires Orchard Brands for $410 million

Orchard Brands Corp., a multichannel retailer of apparel and home products focused on serving women and men above the age of 50, announced on May 27 that the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Capmark Financial Group Inc.

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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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September 20, 2013




Marketplace Fairness Act Needs to be Streamlined

For remote-selling companies sales tax is a sustainable advantage, and local businesses and national retailers have been lobbying against it for years.

In the 1990’s, the Supreme Court opened the door for change but Congress hasn’t moved on it.  …

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In General & Administration, Tax & Regulations

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September 20, 2013




TruST Seeks Catalog Shoppers Input on Marketplace Fairness Act

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The True Simplification of Taxation, also known as TruST, is asking millions of catalog shoppers to let the House Judiciary Committee know how the passing of the Marketplace Fairness Act …

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In Catalog, Ecommerce

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September 18, 2013




Small Retailers Address Need for Marketplace Fairness Act

The National Retail Federation has released a short video featuring small retailers from across the country expressing the online disparity between Main Street retailers and internet retailers, along with the “urgent” need for Congress to address the Marketplace Fairness Act.

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In Ecommerce, Payment

May 28, 2015




Hawk Search Significantly Upgrades Core Engine to Deliver Highly Personalized Product Recommendations in Real Time

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hawk Search announced today it has made significant advancements to its popular Hawk Search technology, an e-commerce site search solution that offers relevant product recommendations through logic incorporating user behavior. Making its debut in booth #1442 at IRCE 2015, …

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May 29, 2015




HighJump Acquires Ecommerce Platform Nexternal

Supply chain management solutions provider HighJump has acquired Nexternal, a cloud-based ecommerce platform provider, the company said in a release.

Nexternal’s omnichannel commerce platform includes an order management system that captures both B2B and B2C orders. It …

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In Acquisition, Fulfillment

May 28, 2015




Echidna releases EDGE for Mozu Platform

MINNEAPOLIS, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Echidna, Inc., a full-service eCommerce agency and leading provider of technology solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of EDGE, Echidna’s Express Deployment Platform for Mozu.
Inception of EDGE:
It’s all about the edge – giving …

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