bluefly

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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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

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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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

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

cross-border ecommerce

December 16, 2015




4 Reasons Why Store Operations Teams Can’t Ignore Customer Experience Data

Today’s retail marketplace is more customer-centric than ever, with fierce competition to stand out among an abundance of options consumers have to do business with.

In what Forrester Research has dubbed the “Age of the Customer,” consumers are widely …

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In Blog, customer experience

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March 30, 2016




3 Ways Brands Struggle with Personalization

Modern consumers have high expectations of the brands with which they do business. Given the impact of social media, user-generated content, mobility and an increasingly competitive online marketplace, it’s really not surprising. On the one hand, consumers are constantly …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

global ecommerce, Forrester Research, mobile commerce, ecommerce, Growing Global 2015, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, online marketplaces

September 10, 2015




Is an E-marketplace Consistent with your Cross-Border Brand Strategy?

Amazon, Tmall, Rakuten, Mercado Libre. The allure of these ecommerce marketplaces, and their promise to put your product in front of a cross-border audience of millions, can be hard to resist—and rightly so. There are many compelling reasons to …

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In Blog, Global

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 …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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