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September 2, 2014




Which Online Marketplaces Are Best for Your Business?

As online shopping continues to grow, third-party marketplaces are cropping up across the globe. From niche, category-specific marketplaces to international giants — even sites created by fellow retailers — the abundance of online marketplaces can make it difficult for retailers to keep …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

FedEx, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, UPS, UPS ground, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, parcel, parcel shipping, parcel carriers, logistics, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

August 28, 2014




Federal Court: FedEx Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors

On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled that 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground in California from 2000-2007 and Oregon from 1999-2009 were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

According to FedEx, the model that the …

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August 28, 2014




Newegg Launches Same-Day Delivery in Los Angeles

Online marketplace Newegg this week rolled out same-day delivery service to customers in the Los Angeles area, joining the ranks of giants like Amazon, Google and Walmart.

Newegg customers who live within 50 miles of the company’s City of Industry, …

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In Marketplaces, Must Reads

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August 27, 2014




Building a Global Ecommerce Brand in Time for the Holiday Rush

Money may make the world go round, but the world likes to spend that money with businesses that speak their language. Research from Common Sense Advisory found that 56.2 percent of consumers consider in-language information more important than price when making …

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global ecommerce, ecommerce, Latin America, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, retailers, retail, cross border, Growing Global

August 27, 2014




Approach Latin America Country by Country, Merchants Told

Merchants should avoid the temptation to view Latin America through a single consumer lens, as each country has its unique flavors, challenges and opportunities, attendees were told during a panel discussion at Multichannel Merchant’s recent Growing Global conference.

Working …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

August 18, 2014




Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center in CA

Continuing its push to expand its footprint and get closer and closer to the customer, Amazon announced it was opening a fifth California fulfillment center in Redlands. The company now has nearly 5 million square feet of fulfillment space in the …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

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November 19, 2013




Remembering Daryl Logullo

When I think of Daryl Logullo, I think of Duck Dynasty. The name Daryl Logullo also makes me crave juicy, navel oranges, even though I’m not a big fan of citrus fruits (unless they are squeezed and in a glass). …

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UPS, FedEx, holiday shopping, holiday 2013, shipping/delivery, shipping, logistics, ecommerce, holiday shipping

August 12, 2014




Working to Avoid Another Holiday Shipping Disaster

Given the major problems of last-minute shipping delays during the truncated 26-day holiday season in 2013, with customers up in arm about packages arriving after Christmas Day, carriers and merchants have been working overtime in an effort to avoid a repeat …

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In Ecommerce, Inventory

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August 11, 2014




5 Marketplaces You Need to Be Selling On Right Now

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As online shopping continues to grow, third-party marketplaces are cropping up across the globe. Amazon and eBay take up the largest share of the market but other, lesser-known marketplaces offer the same benefits for retailers: a built-in …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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October 29, 2013




Merchants Need to Keep Calm and Carry On

It’s always something.

Just when direct-to-customer merchants think they have a handle on their profit margins, something comes along to throw it into frenzy.

The government shutdown ended hours before the federal government’s borrowing authority was set to expire, …

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