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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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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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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Online Sales Tax: A Supreme Decision Is Pending

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

There was a time, in the not-too-distant past, when the world of online transactions was compared to America’s ‘Wild West’—a virtually unregulated space without an abundance of rules…or taxes. But that was then and this is now. In 2017, US ecommerce exceeded $453 billion—about 49 percent of all retail sales. And in an age when state governments are struggling to meet their budgetary requirements, a pool of potential tax revenue of that proportions may be simply too large to ignore.

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The Online Seller Guide to Ecommerce Marketing Strategy

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce

This is a guest post by SavvySME, Australia’s leading community marketplace for business owners to connect, share ideas, and outsource work. Launching a new ecommerce business? Thinking about starting an online business of your own is an easy thing to do. Making that ecommerce business successful, is a completely different story. Managing an ecommerce business is not just about finding products, dealing with customers, or earning and selling.

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How New US Tariffs Impact Your Ecommerce Business

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

To paraphrase the old adage about beauty, the benefits and drawbacks of import tariffs are often dependent on the ‘eye of the beholder’. It’s not surprising that, as of late, one of the more hotly debated issues in America’s business community is President Trump’s recent announcement of sweeping 25 percent tariffs on imported steel, 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports, and the possibility of broader import tariffs in the coming months.

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Smart Ways to Save on Inventory Transfer Costs

by Sarah Smith | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, eCommerce Strategy

When daily order volumes exceed 20 orders a day, most eCommerce retailers find positive time and cost savings through outsourcing their order fulfillment. However, there may be additional costs added to the balance sheet when inventory is transferred from its original location to the new fulfillment center(s). In addition to the expenses associated with freight, the inventory transfer process may require additional time for planning and organization.

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Outsource Order Fulfillment for Accelerated eCommerce Growth

by Sarah Smith | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment

Outsourcing order fulfillment and shipping can be a highly strategic business decision that helps you achieve greater productivity, increases profits and accelerates growth. At RSL, we have many long-term customers who have experienced exponential growth after outsourcing order fulfillment with us. By utilizing our solutions for order fulfillment, freight management and shipping optimization, they have grown their eCommerce businesses beyond expectations.

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