Amazon Prime Gets Faster

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Last week, during their quarterly conference call Amazon announced they are working on a new program for one-day delivery for Prime members. They currently have free two-day shipping for Prime members, so one-day shipping cuts that standard in half. They are developing this new service during their second quarter and are projected to spend $800 […]

Amazon HQ2: Amazon Takes its Leave

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Bye, Bye New York In an extremely surprising and shocking turn of events, eCommerce giant Amazon has decided to cancel its plans for a second headquarters in Long Island City in New York City. The news came on Thursday amidst the many feelings of dismay, anger, retribution, and pride. After announcing their departure from the […]

Buy Online Pickup In Store: BOPIS Moving Forward

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What is BOPIS? BOPIS is one of the most popular methods of eCommerce transactions. BOPIS means Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store. For example, you purchase a nice dress from Macy’s and select BOPIS as your preferred “delivery” option. Next, you would make your merry way to the Macy’s you selected as your pickup location. After a, sometimes lengthy, wait […]

eCommerce Businesses: More Than Meets the Eye

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eCommerce Businesses in Disguise When people think of eCommerce they think of platforms such as Amazon or Walmart. These are simple websites. You log-in to your account. You find the product you’re looking for, add it to your shopping cart, and then purchase it. It arrives at your home one day and that’s the end […]

Transparency Fights Counterfeit eCommerce Practices

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eCommerce vs. Counterfeits eCommerce faces a constant battle against counterfeit goods. Although, the days of rampant counterfeits are behind us there are still some cases. They come in all shapes and sizes. For example, there is a Spider-Man toy with DC branding and daredevil as the name on the box. That’s an extreme example, but […]

eCommerce in India Faces Sweeping Policy Changes

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Exclusive No More! For a long time, online eCommerce companies have been able to use exclusive product deals to bring customers to their virtual store shelves. Much like you can only find a copy of “Super Mario Bros.” on a Nintendo system you’d only be able to find specific brands on Amazon.com and not Walmart.com. […]

Growing eCommerce Trends for 2019

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Emergence eCommerce is by no means stagnant. There is constant movement. Things like mCommerce are changing the realm of eCommerce daily. Every month, sometimes for weeks at a time, a new trend arises. Every year brings a slew of changes. 2019 is set to bring more than any year previously had. Let’s go over some […]

A New Fulfillment Center

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Nonstop Robotic Fulfillment Amazon opened up a new fulfillment center in New York City back in September. Dubbed JFK8, the facility is an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center located more specifically in Staten Island. It stands four stories tall in order to save space in the ever so busy New York City. It’s smaller than the average […]

Cyber Monday 2018 Continues Growing Trend

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Cyber Monday 2018 Cyber Monday 2018 has broken records, as expected. Every Cyber Monday has broken the record set by the previous Cyber Monday. However, the difference this time is how it has exceeded expectations. Cyber Monday 2018 was predicted to have a total of $7.8 billion in online sales. It passed that prediction by […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Go Global

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A Primer Black Friday started out in the 1950s. In the wake of violent shopping sprees in Philadelphia the day after Thanksgiving. The term was coined by police officers that served during the event in a negative context. This is due to the army-navy football game that took place in the city every year. There […]