Moving Beyond Start-Ups: Challenges & Opportunities For Ecommerce Businesses

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

As America’s ecommerce industry continues its rapid growth, and online merchants continue to replace traditional retailers as the destination of choice for consumers, that growing popularity brings with it an array of new opportunities and challenges. As any successful entrepreneur knows all too well, the business world is not static, and the environment in which online companies must compete has evolved and changed dramatically in recent years.

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Online Sales Tax: Supreme Changes Are Afoot

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

As noted in our previous blogs, in one of its most significant decisions this year, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled this spring that individual states have the authority to require businesses to collect sales tax on online purchases, even if the company does not have a physical presence in that state.

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Tips for Ecommerce Success When Selling on Multiple Channels

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

This is a guest post by Daniel Sperling-Horowitz, the President and Co-founder of Zentail, a leading e-commerce operations software for retailers and brands that sell products on major online shopping channels. The best multi-channel eCommerce sellers offer high-demand products at competitive prices. However, when a product is sold on multiple marketplaces, the listing process often differs, depending on the channel.

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Cybersecurity Concerns & The World of Ecommerce

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

Hardly a week goes by when the daily headlines do not resonate with stories about online hacking, affecting organizations and businesses across the globe. Little wonder, then, that one of the most pervasive and enduring challenges to the ecommerce space remains ensuring the security of e-tailers’ customer information. As the world of online sales continues to rapidly expand, so too do concerns about the security of the data that customers share with ecommerce merchants.

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7 Digital Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Ecommerce Business

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

This is a guest article from Growr, a social media automation tool that helps small to medium-sized businesses grow their social media presence— increasing a brand’s engagement, audience, and social proof. If you were to go back in time, say, 20 years ago, you would realize that, much like the Internet itself, ecommerce companies were virtually non-existent.

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Time Management: A Burgeoning Challenge for the Ecommerce Entrepreneur

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

In an age where the speed of ecommerce seems to be increasing daily, one of the most significant challenges confronting online entrepreneurs is managing a valued, finite resource: their time. For today’s entrepreneur, understanding how to prioritize ‘deliverables’ and manage a daily schedule can mean the difference between building a successful ecommerce enterprise and facing financial losses.

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How Ecommerce is Transforming Today’s Supply Chain

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

In the age of eCommerce, to paraphrase a classic television ad, the modern supply chain “is not your father’s industry.” The era when warehouses and distribution centers stood as large, staid structures designed to simply meet the demand created by sales from America’s retailers, has evolved into a complex technological infrastructure servicing today’s rapidly expanding ecommerce space. The rapid growth of eCommerce has drastically changed the global marketplace.

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Focus on Fulfillment Now to Boost Holiday Sales

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Strategy, Holiday Fulfillment, Outsourced Fulfillment

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a critically important time for online sales. In fact, many ecommerce companies can attain as much as 30 percent of their annual sales during the holiday season! And while increased sales are great, a spike in sales also bring with them increased demands to deliver holiday orders in the most timely and cost-effective manners.

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How to Choose the Right Sales Channels for Your Ecommerce Business

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

This is a guest article from Ecomdash, an inventory and order management software for online retailers. Ecomdash focuses on providing small to medium-sized businesses with actionable tips and strategies for building a lucrative ecommerce business. The ecommerce industry continues to grow in size and evolve along with changes in technology and consumer preferences. Customers are flocking to new purchase options including: marketplaces, mobile apps, store websites, and social media channels.

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Online Sales Tax Pt 2: What the Supreme Court Decision Means for Ecommerce

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

This article is part 2 in a series. Read Online Sales Tax: A Supreme Decision is Pending. In what can only be seen as one of its more significant decisions in recent years, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently voted to close a tax loophole that most observers believe was critical to the growth and early success of online sales—and has been a contributing factor in the success of many ecommerce companies.

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