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November 20, 2015




Week in Review: Is Black Friday’s Demise Over Exaggerated?

The Multichannel Merchant editorial team has been talking a lot amongst itself about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the alleged demise – and rebirth – of both super shopping days.

One thing we’ve noticed is that Cyber Monday is still kind …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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December 4, 2014




Tax Group Targets Alibaba in Campaign

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) launched a television advertising campaign to educate lawmakers on what it calls “the imminent threat posed by China’s online mega-retailer—Alibaba—as it enters the U.S. retail market.” Retailers are imploring the …

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In Ecommerce, News

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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 …

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In Blog, Leadership Team

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November 17, 2015




5 Reasons You Need to Follow Tim Parry on Twitter

Mike O’Brien isn’t the only Multichannel Merchant editor you need to follow on Twitter, no sir.  We definitely think you should also follow our Managing Editor, Tim Parry, too!

First things first, Tim’s Twitter handle is @ParryMCM. …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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May 13, 2015




Sephora Opens Flagship Store on a Marketplace in China

Global beauty retailer Sephora announced the launch of its first and only Chinese online flagship store on JD.com , China’s largest online direct sales company. This marks a significant step forward for Sephora in its ecommerce and overall retail strategy …

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In Global, Marketplaces

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July 17, 2013




The State of the Marketplace Fairness Act

In May, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act with a vote of 69-27 and clear bipartisan support. The bill is still under review by the House Judiciary Committee where more detailed research into the impact of the bill on …

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In Executive, News

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November 8, 2015




Mobile Apps are Springboard for the Holiday Shopping Season

With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, retailers are facing a slew of quandaries. What is this year going to look like? Will the buyers mostly shop online or in-store? What steps should you take to increase sales?

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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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 …

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In Blog, Executive

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November 13, 2015




Week in Review: Holiday Faux Pas Aplenty

They say good things come in threes… and sometimes bad things as well. How about in fours?

This past week, there have been four separate instances of retail brands who ran into social media blowback as a result of some …

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In News, PR Newswire

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June 21, 2013




Retailers Open Up About the Marketplace Fairness Act

What impact will the pending Marketplace Fairness Act have on direct-to-customer merchants?

Though the U.S. Senate approved the Marketplace Fairness Act in April, no two IRCE 2013 attendees interviewed by Multichannel Merchant seemed to have the same opinion about the …

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In Catalog, Ecommerce

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