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 …


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce


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.  …


In General & Administration, Tax & Regulations


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 …


In Catalog, Ecommerce


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.


In Ecommerce, Payment

Pitney Bowes, Borderfree, ecommerce, global ecommerce, Operations and Fulfillment, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, third-party fulfillment, third-party logistics, 3PL, ecommerce platform, mergers and acquisitions, M&A

May 5, 2015

Pitney Bowes to Acquire Competitor Borderfree

Pitney Bowes Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Borderfree, according to a release. The companies said Borderfree’s solutions will complement and expand Pitney Bowes’s ecommerce capabilities, helping clients grow their global business by …


In cross-border, duties and taxes

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 …


In Ecommerce, Global


August 21, 2013

Catalogers Speak Out Against Marketplace Fairness Act

A link to the above video was posted to our LinkedIn group yesterday. It features 11 executives from B2C, B2B and order fulfillment companies, and their reasons why the Marketplace Fairness Act would be a burden to their companies …


In Blog, Leadership Team

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….


In News

July 24, 2015

Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded.

A members-only marketplace, Jet is going after Amazon by allowing sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on …


In Ecommerce, Executive

Growing Global 2015, ecommerce, global ecommerce, Brazilian ecommerce, AliExpress, Alibaba, ecommerce marketplaces

July 23, 2015

Brazil a Lucrative but Complex Market for Cross-Border Trade

AliExpress, Alibaba’s online marketplace that specializes in inexpensive goods, is exploding in Brazil because it’s cheaper for consumers to buy there than from a domestic seller who pays the high cost of importing them, an expert panel told …


In duties and taxes, Ecommerce

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