Magento 2 Migration: Benefits, Risks and What you Need to Know

| Jacob North

Magento announced it will end support for all 1.x versions this November. This leaves hundreds of thousands of businesses vulnerable to security risks if they opt not to migrate to Magento 2. Here’s everything you need to know when considering a Magento migration, including benefits and risks, challenges and steps involved.

Amazon Charging Excess Inventory Fees to Address Storage Issues

| Mike O'Brien

In an effort to address overcapacity issues in its dozens of fulfillment centers, Amazon has instituted new charges that will penalize third-party sellers – who make up more than half of its sales – for having slow-moving inventory. See what these changes mean and what else Amazon is doing to deal with inventory overflow.

Walmart Launches 3D Virtual Shopping Tour and “Buy the Room”

| Daniela Forte

Walmart is testing a new experience that enables customers to take a virtual shopping tour of a curated apartment showcasing nearly 70 items from both national brands and private labels. See how Walmart is making the shopping experience easier for customers through this virtual experience.

How Ryonet Enhanced Its Ecommerce Marketing Performance

| Daniela Forte

Screen printing business Ryonet found that things work better the second time around. The company’s challenge was that its CRM, ERP and ecommerce solutions were siloed, making it difficult to maintain and transfer customer data back and forth among systems. Here is how it removed the silos to achieve success.

GameStop Exploring a Buyout

| Daniela Forte

GameStop Corp. confirmed it is in “exploratory discussions” with third parties regarding a potential acquisition but said there are “no assurances” that any deal will result from the discussions. See which private equity firm has expressed interest in the gaming retailer.

Gap Inc. Appoints New CEO for Gap Brand

| MCM staff

Gap Inc. appointed Neil Fiske, as its new CEO and president of its Gap Brand effective July 20. He will serve on the company’s senior leadership team, reporting to Art Peck president and CEO of Gap Inc. See what other leadership positions Fiske has held in his career and how it will benefit the Gap brand.

Merchants Need to Know Their Chargeback Rights

| Matthew Katz

Store and ecommerce merchants have chargeback rights. However for too long there have been many misconceptions, myths, half-truths and outright lies about them. Failing to exercise these rights reinforces the confusion surrounding what it means to be a 21st century merchant. Here’s what you need to know.

Study Finds Young Shoppers Still Love Stores, Will Wait for Packages

| Mike O'Brien

A new study of shoppers ages 14-24 by Fluent Commerce found that young shoppers weren’t as eager for fulfillment immediacy as you’d think in the age of Amazon Prime and guaranteed two-day delivery, with most digital natives still good with hitting the stores. See what else matters to the next wave of consumers.