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Amazon.com said its sales for the second quarter, which ended June 30, were up 29%. But the etailer expects to have an operating loss of between $50 million and $350 million next quarter. Here’s why.
Back-to-school shopping is no longer just about going to the mall for clothing and school supplies. This infographic from the National Retail Federation explains how catalogs are still a back-to-school driver, and how ecommerce is grabbing a bigger piece of the pie.
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Scott Thompson, the former Yahoo CEO and PayPal President, has been named CEO at 2-year-old online fulfillment services provider ShopRunner.
For intimate apparel merchant Bare Necessities, spin-off titles have been a successful venture. Bare Necessities launched BarePlus by Bare Necessities at BarePlus.com in February with a big public relations blitz.
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Congress is scheduled to bring the Marketplace Equity Act up for discussion on Tuesday. If it passes, merchants who sell goods online will be required to collect sales tax from their customers. Here’s a look at Twitter talk about #efairness.
Shop.org’s 2012 Online Merchandising Workshop is taking place until July 18. Even if you aren’t in sunny San Diego, you can follow along with Multichannel Merchant. Here’s the most-recent tweets from the Online Merchandising Conference.
Why is Google phasing out Google Product Listings in favor of the pay-to-play Google Shopping? Jon Venverloh, senior manager of product partnerships at Google, explains why in this video posted to YouTube by Mercent. Venverloh, who begins speaking at the 4:17 mark, says customers will benefit because retailers will have to focus closer on the quality of data they serve up to Google.