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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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In Blog, Executive

Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

September 23, 2014




The Best Ways to Grow Your Ecommerce Sales in Canada

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The Best Ways to Grow Your Ecommerce Sales in Canada
Discover the best ways to feed the great appetite of Canadian online shoppers for U.S. brands, as they look for choice and selection beyond domestic retailers.

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In cross-border, customer service

Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

September 22, 2014




CASL Could Have Big Effect on U.S. Marketers

U.S.-based businesses that engage in marketing activities directed to Canadian residents – both businesses and individuals – could find themselves on the receiving end of some hefty fines, courtesy of a strict Canadian anti-spam law which went into effect on …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

September 21, 2014




How the Cover of Cosmo Helped Me Build Meaningful, Lasting Customer Relationships

As much as they’d like to believe otherwise, brands don’t interact with people the way likable people interact with people. Brands act like egomaniacs who fixate on themselves, share little and never get too personal. On social media, …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

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September 21, 2014




Your 5-point Checklist for Going Omnichannel

With the right digital strategy in place, retailers can enhance engagement between the customer and store associate, better leverage inventory positions and maximize the store footprint.

But every store operation is different and the right solution for one retailer may …

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In Customer Service, Engagement

Canada, Canadian, Stalco, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, international shipping, Canadian consumers, Canadian market, retail, retailer, import regulations, import duties, import taxes, Operations and Fulfillment

September 23, 2014




Getting Logistics and Fulfillment Right to Enter the Canadian Market

Canada is a prime market for merchants to access, with an estimated 2013 GDP of $1.52 trillion. Other sources, including the Luxembourg Income Study Database, indicate the after-tax median income in Canada is now higher than the U.S.

For marketers, Canada …

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In cross-border, Fulfillment

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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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

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February 24, 2014




Newegg Launches Canada Marketplace

Newegg has expanded into Canada with promises to fuel the company’s growth, according to a press release by Newegg.  Newegg launched the marketplace on Jan. 23.

The new marketplace will expand Newegg’s portfolio retail categories such as apparel, appliances, …

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In Ecommerce, Global

same-day delivery, ecommerce, operations and fulfillment, retail, Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Newegg, Google, Google Shopping Express, eBay Now, shipping/delivery, BI Intelligence, Business Insider

September 16, 2014




Same-day Delivery Rollouts Speed Up

Delivery times continue to speed up, as three major retailers – Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s – announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.

Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are using Deliv to power its same-day delivery services.

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