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Wal-Mart Makes Another Major eCommerce Move in Uphill Battle Against Amazon

Amazon has a stronghold as the largest eCommerce merchant in the United States, comprising as much as 43 percent of all U.S. online retail purchases in 2016. Wal-Mart, the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the U.S., is one of the largest U.S. online retailers as well, but with online volumes less than one-fourth that of Amazon.

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Growing Mobile Traffic Underscores Importance of Mobile Friendly Sites and Apps

According to data from comScore, 13 percent of U.S. Internet users that visited retailers online did so only using mobile devices, including both mobile web and mobile apps. Meanwhile nine out of the ten largest online retailers in North America are seeing at least one-third of their digital traffic in the mobile channel, and at

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Largest Grocer in U.S. Prepares to Enter eCommerce with Vitacost Acquisition

Kroger, the largest pure grocery store chain by sales in the United States, recently purchased online vitamin merchant Vitacost.com for $280 million to gain a stronger presence in internet retail as they face increased competition from the likes of Amazon, FreshDirect and others selling groceries online. At first glance, a grocery store acquiring a vitamin

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Senate Budget Resolution Includes Provisions for Collecting Online Sales Tax

Government leaders claim that the lack of authority for collecting sales tax with many online purchases costs the U.S billions each year, and to address this issue the United States Senate included a measure allowing state and local governments to collect sales tax directly from online purchases as part of their budget resolution. Read More

 
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Will Increased Shipping Costs in the U.S. Affect eCommerce Sales in 2013?

The three major shipping couriers in the United States, the US Postal Service, UPS and FedEx, are all raising their rates in 2013. How merchants will respond to these price changes and whether or not the increased shipping costs will damper online sales growth in the United States are important implications for eCommerce in 2013

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Increase International Sales by Preparing for International Holidays

Each year online retailers thoroughly prepare for the increased traffic and sales that occur during the holiday season and plan special promotions for the biggest shopping days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  While the fourth quarter is the most crucial for retailers in the United States there are several other holidays and peak

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