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August 18, 2014




What the Marketplace Fairness Act Means to Small Businesses

 

Before heading out for summer recess, the U.S. Senate made plans to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bars states from levying taxes on internet access. The act is set to expire November 1, 2014, but with strong bipartisan support …

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In Ecommerce, Marketplaces

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August 18, 2014




How to Organize and Execute Omnichannel Strategies

Retailers are finding various ways to address the issues that surround the “multichannel problem” and executing the omnichannel experience that best fits the consumer.

In a panel discussion at eTail East 2014, Jessica Coogan, online marketing director for The Container Store, …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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August 16, 2014




QA Testing Technology is Key for Seamless Integration

A recent column on The Future of Commerce cited an eBay study which found that 77 percent of shoppers expect a seamless, integrated experience regardless of whether they’re in store, online or using a mobile device.

So software companies serving today’…

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In Technology

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August 7, 2014




B2B Sees Faster Online Sales Growth than B2C

B2B ecommerce has grown at a faster sales pace than B2C, according to Epsilon’s 2014 Multichannel Trend Report.

B2B online sales grew nearly 8% during that time, and accounted for nearly two-thirds of all sales, according to the Epsilon …

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In B2B, Ecommerce

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August 6, 2014




4 Tips to Beat Amazon’s Price Advantage

Ecommerce giant Amazon has put the pressure on every in-store retailer. It’s hard for many brick and mortar stores to compete with Amazon’s convenience and price advantage, but they need to learn that the secret to beating Amazon …

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In Channel Integration, Engagement

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August 6, 2014




Mobile Website vs Native App: Which is Better for Merchants?

Marissa Mayer said it best – 2014 will be the year of mobile. Earlier this year, Mayer announced that over the course of 2014 Yahoo’s mobile traffic will surpass its desktop traffic. Yahoo’s mobile traffic influx is indicative of the …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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August 6, 2014




What Retailers Can Learn from Personal Health Apps

When people are willing to hand over data about their heart, sleep cycles, medications, diet and exercise, why can’t retailers collect data without seeming creepy?

With wearable technologies from Fitbit, Basis and Jawbone now widespread, and mobile apps like …

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In Data & Analytics

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August 1, 2014




Nordstrom to Acquire Trunk Club

Nordstrom announced July 31 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service for men.
The men’s market is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing segments in retail, and Trunk Club has …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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July 31, 2014




eBay: 79% of Global Shoppers Prefer PayPal

PayPal is the preferred payment method for eBay’s cross-border consumers, eBay president and CEO John Donahoe said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call.

According to Donohoe, 79% of global shoppers identified PayPal as their preferred payment method when making cross-border purchases.

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In Ecommerce, Global

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July 31, 2014




Canada, Australia Top Choices for Cross-Border Ecommerce

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Canada (84%) and Australia (54%) are the top choices for cross-border ecommerce, followed by Japan and …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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