U.S. Supreme Court Rules States Can Ask Ecommerce Companies to Collect Sales Tax

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that states can require ecommerce companies to collect sales tax, upending an industry and possibly pushing the issue towards Congress to ultimately resolve. The ruling, in South Dakota v Wayfair, sided w…

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Pinterest Partners With FabFitFun For a New ‘Pinterest Box’

Interested in commerce? Hear from Zappos CMO Tyler Williams and other executives at Adweek Ignite: Ecommerce July 10-12 in Seattle–apply here to attend. Pinning products is taking a backseat on Pinterest on June 19 as the discovery platform is partner…

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Google Invests $550M in JD.com to Modernize Retail

Interested in commerce? Hear from Zappos CMO Tyler Williams and other executives at Adweek Ignite: Ecommerce July 10-12 in Seattle–apply here to attend. Google is investing $550 million in cash in Chinese ecommerce company JD.com as part of what it is…

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The Maryland Cannabis Market Matters More Than Companies May Realize

Interested in commerce? Hear from Zappos CMO Tyler Williams and other executives at Adweek Ignite: Ecommerce July 10-12 in Seattle–apply here to attend. The grass is getting much greener for the cannabis industry on the East Coast, as Maryland continu…

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Etsy Announces New Tools for Sellers, and a Higher Transaction Fee

Etsy’s relationship with craft-makers on its platform isn’t as positive as it could be, but the company’s new suite of tools for sellers may finally make some business owners happier. The 13-year-old ecommerce company is announcing a subscription model…

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PayPal Built An Artist-Created Pop-Up Bodega Shop In SoHo To Show How People Use Extra Cash

Interested in commerce? Executives from Zappos, Facebook and other companies will be speaking at Adweek Ignite: Ecommerce July 10-12 in Seattle–apply here to attend. PayPal is opening a temporary bodega-style art exhibition in Manhattan–right next to…

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Onerous Ecommerce Checkout Processes May Be Driving Millennials Away

Millennials are as concerned about security when making online transactions as any other age group. After all, no one wants to be a victim of fraud. But retailers and other ecommerce companies must make the process as streamlined as possible or risk lo…

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How Pop-Up Shops Are Evolving as Ecommerce Brands Expand Their Footprints

Banking on Instagrammable moments and first-party data, digitally native companies are testing pop-up stores from New York to Los Angeles in the hope of growing their brands and converting their online success into real-life traffic. “A lot of rational…

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Walmart’s New Shopping Service Raises a Lot of Questions About Whether It’s Worth It

Walmart wants its new service to become the personal shopping product consumers never knew they needed. Jetblack, born out of Walmart’s Store No. 8 technology incubator, lets consumers text shopping requests to the Jetblack team and receive curated rec…

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Cuyana’s First Store in NYC Is the Company’s Culmination of Everything It’s Learned in Retail So Far

After four years of testing pop-up shops in New York, Cuyana, a direct-to-consumer women’s fashion brand, is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in the city. The store will open in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood on May 30 and host a variety of even…

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