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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5 Ways Outsourcing Your Order Fulfillment Creates a Competitive Holiday Advantage

by Sarah Smith | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, Holiday Fulfillment

While you’re busy trying to stay afloat handling your shipping and returns in-house, do you ever stop and wonder how the “other guys” manage to have time to promote their products at events, engage their customers on social media, AND continue to constantly release new, innovative products? The answer to your curiosity may be quite simple–your  competition has a competitive advantage over you.

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Ecommerce Analytics to Measure for a Successful Holiday Season

by Sarah Smith | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment

In our efforts to “Always Improve, Always Advance” we’re excited to present another guest blog post featuring information eCommerce retailers can use to positively impact their business outcomes. Today’s post is written by Abhi Jadhav.   The holiday shopping season is almost upon us. And it could be one of the biggest in recent years. Online spending is predicted to grow from $2.5 bn to $3.

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How to Boost Your Ecommerce Conversion Rate for the Holidays

by Sarah Smith | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, Holiday Fulfillment

rec·ord-break·ing (adjective): surpassing a record or best-ever achievement Are you ready to break your revenue records this holiday season? Rakuten Super Logistics is here to help. We want to see you succeed — but first, you have to believe it. Then you’ve got to put a plan in place that helps you achieve it. That’s why we’re so excited about our new guest blog post.

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Top Holiday Tips for 2015

by Sarah Smith | eCommerce, Free Shipping, Holiday Fulfillment

How Leading eCommerce Retailers Will Maximize Sales The 2015 holiday season is drawing near. It is never too early to begin thinking about the upcoming holiday season. However, those who delay their planning and preparation run the risk of missing out on sales and profits. In the rapidly changing world of eCommerce, each coming year brings drastic changes to technology and buyer behavior.

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