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 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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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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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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July 19, 2012




Trade Groups Have Different Views on Marketplace Equity Act

Three prominent trade groups have strong opinions on H.R. 3179 – which would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales tax – and will come before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
If it passes, the Marketplace Equity Act would …

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In Catalog, Marketplaces

July 19, 2012




Twittersphere is Abuzz with the Marketplace Equity Act

“It’s becoming a very, very unfair tax,” said National Retail Federation Vice President Rachelle Bernstein. bit.ly/MufgOm #efairness

— Stephen E. Schatz (@SchatzNRF) July 19, 2012
 
#Efairness legislation isn’t a creating a new tax, but helping solve a collection issue for …

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August 5, 2013




Proposed Legislation Could Keep Seniors from Catalog Shopping

[caption id="attachment_30597" align="alignleft" width="300"] Outgoing mail at my parent’s house.[/caption]When my mother was alive, she would not let my father buy shirts from Haband. And Mom had every excuse in the book as to why he …

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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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January 13, 2014




Alibaba Bans Bitcoin on all Marketplace Sites

While Overstock.com announced last week that it has begun accepting Bitcoins as an online payment option, not all merchants are embracing the crypto-currency. The Chinese ecommerce platform Alibaba Group said in a statement that it has banned the controversial …

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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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