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.
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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

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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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

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

October 17, 2014




China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators

When I was setting up the newsletter for our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active …

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In Blog, cross-border

October 16, 2012




5 Tactical Holiday SEO Tips You Can Act On Today

While SEO is neither novel nor new, it ceaselessly amazes me how few sites fully leverage the opportunity to drive traffic and sales through search. Most often, it’s not for lack of trying, but rather for lack of resources. Merchants …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

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October 16, 2014




New Alipay Service Helps Western Companies Expand to China

Alipay, Alibaba’s online payment system, is providing more Western merchants a direct online sales channel to Chinese consumers, according to a blog post by the Alibaba Group.

Known as ePass, the new service combines Alipay’s cross-border foreign currency …

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eBay, online marketplace, ecommerce, global ecommerce, marketing, global marketing, marketing campaign, online sellers

October 16, 2014




eBay CMO Talks About Global Branding Campaign

eBay has launched its first-ever branding campaign with the same message across four of its biggest markets: the U.S., Australia, Germany and the U.K., with plans to add more countries in 2015.

The idea is to show that eBay …

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