August 10, 2010




Systemax’s Fiorentino: Online Sales Tax Collection is Coming

Internet merchants will likely be required by law to collect sales taxes, said Gilbert Fiorentino, chief executive of Systemax Technology Worldwide, on Tuesday during a session at eTail East in Baltimore. And this will be a reality in the not …

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In multichannelmerchant.com/ecommerce/news

February 1, 2006




Taxing my brain

Only a politician would consider a 103-page document “streamlined.” But in introducing S.2152, aka the Sales Tax Fairness and Simplification Act, and S.2153, the Streamlined Sales Tax Simplification Act, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) apparently do.

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In Uncategorized

November 1, 2004




DECISION TIME

You need to dig deep to determine whether a second George W. Bush presidency or a John Kerry presidency would be best for catalog businesses. The key political issues of concern to catalogers — use taxes, postal affairs, privacy regulation — obviously …

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In News

June 1, 2001




The New Breed of Innovators

A former editor of the Harvard Business Review, Theodore Levitt, said, “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”
It’s not that tough to dream up a new concept, strategy, or technique. Implementing the idea is much …

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January 18, 2007




Live from NRF: A.R.M.E.D. and Dangerous

New York—When it comes to the ultra-competitive retail marketplace, says consultant Harold Lloyd, the great ones get armed for battle, and that’s why they win the war. During the Wednesday session “Leading Leaders: Getting A.R.M.E….

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In Affiliate, News

June 30, 2012




2012 Multichannel Merchant Awards Entry Rules

1. Penton Media Inc. d/b/a Multichannel Merchant (“Sponsor”) is offering the Online Contest (“Contest”). CONTEST VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
2. Entry fee: For individual entries, $95. No entries accepted after August 24, 2012.
3. Eligibility: The Contest will be open to legal residents of the …

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In Affiliate

November 13, 2006




Golden Gate, Sun Capital Acquire Eddie Bauer

On Nov. 13, Golden Gate Capital and Sun Capital agreed to buy Redmond, WA-based cataloger/retailer Eddie Bauer for $614 million, including $328 million in debt. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007 and is subject to the approval …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

June 6, 2003




Material Handling Sellers Dragged Into Reverse Online Auctions

A survey
conducted in late March 2003 by the B2B Research Center—a provider of market-driven research and analysis to the business-to-business community—clearly shows that the growing use of reverse online auctions for the purchase of material handling systems, …

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In B2B, multichannelmerchant.com/opsandfulfillment/news

February 1, 2001




Payoff from Payout

Pay employees well and they’ll work hard and be happy – true or false? In the numerous published rankings of ten conditions that have the most impact on employee satisfaction, money usually falls between fifth and tenth on the list.

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

September 1, 2000




online fulfillment

What Price Profit? Profit and loss: what an interesting concept for the operations executive. Prior to the currently trendy effort to establish activity-based costing accounting allocations, operations and fulfillment managers relied almost solely on the fictitious beast affectionately known as …

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