August 12, 2015

Macy’s Testing Ecommerce in China, Signs Exclusive Deal with Alibaba

Macy’s, Inc. has formed a free-standing joint venture with Hong Kong-based Fung Retailing Limited to explore retailing in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing consumer marketplaces.

The joint venture, which is 65% owned by Macy’s and 35% …


In Global, joint venture


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 …


In Ecommerce, Executive


July 29, 2014

Schedules That Work Act is the Next Assault on Profitability

Here is the latest assault on our industry’s profitability – federal legislation requiring over scheduling part time worker.  Our call center and fulfillment centers in many cases use part time labor and flexible schedules to adjust to order and shipping variations …


In Blog, Executive

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, Marc Lore, Amazon,, ecommerce, ecommerce marketplace,

August 3, 2015

Jet Sets Bold Goal of $20 Billion by 2020

The July 21 launch of gave a good indication of its hoped-for trajectory to $20 billion in annual sales by 2020, according to founder and CEO Marc Lore.

“We did over $1 million in sales on the first day, which was well …


In Campaign, Drop Shipping


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


July 31, 2015

Week in Review: eBay Now Same-Day Service Grounded

While the same-day delivery segment is getting hotter with more entrants all the time, eBay is going in the other direction by shutting down its eBay Now same-day delivery service in several markets, and also ending another pilot that provided …


In Ecommerce, Executive


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

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