3 Things Ecommerce Businesses Can Learn from Struggling Online Grocers

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

Online grocery shopping— the answer to all your needs? Sounds like a no-brainer to do grocery shopping online, after all, life is busy and buying things online is quick and easy. So why is it that online grocers are not doing great? A seemingly great idea, supported by trends in other business arenas, is a near flop.

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5 Ways Outsourcing Your Order Fulfillment Creates a Competitive Holiday Advantage

by Rakuten Super Logistics | 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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Best Marketing Automation Software for E-commerce Stores

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce

This is a guest article by Brooklin Nash for TrustRadius, a trusted review site for business technology. TrustRadius helps buyers make better product decisions based on unbiased and insightful reviews Marketing Automation Software makes your online marketing strategy automated and streamlined. As a small business owner, you likely don’t have time to respond to all emails, be active on your social media campaign, and keep on top of sales.

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Help Wanted: The Labor Challenge Facing Ecommerce

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Strategy

Autumn will soon be upon us, and as is the case every fall, the nation’s ecommerce merchants will begin to anxiously look forward to the busy holiday shopping season ahead. With consumer confidence riding high, and GDP growth said to be in the neighborhood of 4 percent, this holiday season carries with it the potential for prosperity for the nation’s online retailers.

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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 facing eCommerce merchants. 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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