December 8, 2011




Amazon Encouraging Mobile Shopping In-Store

The warning signs about confident consumers shopping on Amazon while browsing your store’s merchandise have been evident, and now the ecommerce giant is encouraging smartphone owners to do so. As an added incentive, Amazon is giving customers using Price Check …

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In Mobile Commerce

November 22, 2011




RILA Survey: Holiday Shoppers Want to Pay Sales Tax

One-third of consumers plan on starting their holiday shopping during the long weekend after Thanksgiving, and one in four plans to get started on Black Friday, according to a survey commissioned by the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
Twenty one percent …

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In multichannelmerchant.com/ecommerce/news

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April 30, 2013




Amazon Helping Marketplace Sellers with Amazon Lending

Amazon has quietly launched Amazon Lending, which it hopes will encourage merchants to place more inventories into the Amazon Marketplace.

Speaking April 30 at the ChannelAdvisor Catalyst conference, Sebastian Gunningham, vice president of seller services at Amazon, said Amazon Lending had …

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In Amazon, Ecommerce

July 27, 2011




Will Amazon Win CA Tax Referendum?

Amazon.com is going all out to counteract new laws that require out-of-state online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes. The ecommerce giant filed a petition earlier this month for a referendum with the California attorney general’s office, …

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In Affiliate, multichannelmerchant.com/ecommerce/news

February 20, 2013




How to Stand Out From the Crowd in a Marketplace Environment

More consumers are shopping online than ever before, and not just for Christmas. According to figures from eMarketer, U.S. shoppers spent $343.43 billion in 2012 alone. Therefore, in this fast growing retail ecosystem it’s more important than ever for retailers, …

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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

February 18, 2013




Is Google Shopping Making a Move to the Marketplace?

Google has made two announcements in February that leads to speculation that it will try to make Google Shopping a cross-device comparison shopping engine and a full-fledged ecommerce marketplace.

First, on its “Inside AdWords” blog, Google announced enhanced AdWords campaigns, …

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In Ecommerce, Email

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November 19, 2014




The Best and Worst Catalog Copy of 2014

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Here we go again, and I’d better start with the double disclaimer that has applied since we started reviewing catalog copy some years ago.

First disclaimer: I’m analyzing copy, and …

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In Blog, Catalog

November 15, 2012




NRF Urges President to Act Now on Fiscal Cliff

The National Retail Federation is urging President Barack Obama and Congress to fix the impending fiscal cliff before Thanksgiving fearing that tax hikes and spending cuts will affect consumer confidence for the holiday shopping season.
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In Ecommerce, Email

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November 12, 2014




6 Critical Digital and Social Media Trends Driving Holiday Sales

Each holiday season, retailers struggle with which avenues they should take to drive more sales. The options are abundant while resources and budgets typically are not. New digital platforms and technologies seem to pop up overnight, leading to some confusion, …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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