Five major U.S. retailers who sell on Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace have reportedly run into headwinds when they refuse to sign exclusive agreements with the Chinese ecommerce giant. See what this dustup means for the parties involved, and how rival JD.com has been making hay over merchant issues with Alibaba.
Wayfair is taking on Amazon and Alibaba with its own one-day shopping event called Way Day, promising Black Friday-like deals on home furnishings, décor and home improvement items on April 25. Other perks of the day include free shipping on all orders. Here is what led to Wayfair’s launch of the event.
One day into a U.S. Supreme Court case that can reset the balance on collection of tax for ecommerce sales, justices appeared split on the issue arising out of South Dakota involving major players. This case will have massive ramifications for the ecommerce industry and retail as a whole going forward.
Offering merchandise from drop shipping vendors has greatly extended the assortment of thousands of ecommerce and omnichannel brands, with many choosing to drop ship 100% of their merchandise. The challenge: Maintaining high customer service standards and vendor compliance. Here’s what we found from mystery shopping two major merchants.