Battle Between States and Etailers Over Sales Tax Collection Heating Up


With tax income dwindling, states are going after out of state etailers that don’t pay their fair share. Independent retailers say it’s about time.

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Online Buying: E-retailers Stand 10 Million Strong


An infographic analysis of data from several sources reveals strengthening in the e-commerce marketplace.

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E-Retail Sales Grow Twice as Fast as Brick-And-Mortar Sales

Total U.S. sales of goods online continues a trend of growing twice as fast as total sales of retail goods, the Commerce Department reports. Compared with the first quarter of 2010, e-retail sales grew 2.6 percent, while total retail sales grew only 1.1 percent. Similarly, compared with the second quarter of 2009, e-retail sales grew […]

Small Retailers to Benefit From E-Commerce Expansion

Alibaba, the largest e-commerce operation in China, has made its second U.S. acquisition in as many months, is reporting, a move that is expected to create new opportunities for smaller American merchants. “AliExpress is designed to help smaller online retailers source their products directly from suppliers, and the acquisition of e-commerce software developer Auctiva […]

Retailers Look To Online Channels

Retailers who are planning a multichannel marketing and sales strategy will have a leg up on the competition, according to several recent research reports. As shoppers continue to research and buy products online and via smartphone style devices, retailers will find it increasingly profitable to reach customers through non-traditional channels. During a period of slow […]

Total Retail Sales Grow; E-Commerce Sales Grow Faster


Online retail sales jumped 14 percent in the first quarter of 2010, according to an AdWeek report citing U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

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Small and medium sized retailers will now be able to design, build and manage their own ecommerce businesses using’s technology. The massive online retailer recently launched a new version of its Amazon Webstore. Included in the changes are a redesigning and simplification of the registration process. “By leveraging Amazon’s technology and infrastructure, Amazon WebStore […]

Online Retailing, On-Site


It’s common knowledge that Internet shopping is more popular than ever, and e-commerce has transformed retailing as we know it. But retailers are now integrating it with their brick-and-mortar presence.

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Online Chat a Useful Retail Tool, According to New Survey


A new survey conducted has provided some interesting points to ponder regarding the usefulness of online chat to e-tailers.

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What Makes Web Retail Tick

Calling ecommerce, “The bright side of retail,” during her keynote address at the 2009 Annual Summit, Sucharita Mulpuru of Forrester Research spelled out six things online retailers have done right. “How is it that web retailers have managed to outperform so many other sectors?” she asked. “The easy answer is that they have lower […]