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November 3, 2015




3 Ways Black Friday and Christmas Promotions Benefit from an Online Marketplace

Many of the world’s biggest and most well-known retailers now operate their own online marketplace, including 50% of the U.S. top 10. From supermarkets to electrical retailers and department stores to sports & leisure, all have been attracted by the potential …

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In Marketing, Marketplaces

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April 7, 2016




How to Box Your Brand with a Subscription Service

Visits to leading subscription box sites like Birchbox, Blue Apron and Loot are up nearly 3,000% during the last three years, according to Hitwise data. For consumers who came of age in the digital era, subscriptions models are typically for electronic …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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October 5, 2015




What Amazon Business Means for the Changing B2B Marketplace

The launch of Amazon Business signifies Amazon’s second major move into the wholesale arena. A larger and improved version of the former AmazonSupply, the new site touts its success to encourage businesses to buy wholesale products from the site. …

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In B2B, Blog

Branding, ecommerce branding, ecommerce, Patagonia, brand audit

March 30, 2016




The Importance of Brand Ambassadors in the Digital Age

For decades, commerce was uniform. People shopped in stores and marketplaces. Sure, catalogue shopping had a loyal following, but it was dwarfed by the number of people electing to shop in stores. The in-store shopping experience was social in the …

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In Blog, Engagement

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April 6, 2016




Bluefly Debuts New Logo, Branding and Platform

Bluefly is updating its look, and starting today, customers visiting the largest online fashion destination and marketplace with over 2,500 brands will notice changes to the company’s logo and branding on its new traditional and mobile platforms, as well as a …

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In customer experience, Ecommerce

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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

ecommerce, ecommerce security, credit cards, credit card payments, online security, data security, PCI, Payment Card Industry, payment card data, PCI standards, online payments

March 28, 2016




The Debit Swipe Fee Cap is Still Too Damn High

With apologies to former New York City mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan, the debit card swipe fees are still too damn high.

A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs …

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In News, PR Newswire

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April 5, 2016




2015 Was a Big Year for MercadoLibre

2015 was a big year for Latin American ecommerce marketplace Mercado Libre, and U.S. merchants looking to sell to consumers in Latin America need to take notice.

During its fourth-quarter earnings call, MercadoLibre said there were 128.4 million items sold through …

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In cross-border, Global

April Fools

April 1, 2016




Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!

Trader Joe’s is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling. April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s …

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In News, PR Newswire

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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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