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What Do Google’s Latest SEO Parameters Mean For eCommerce Online Retail Competition?

Remember Harry Potter’s “cloak of invisibility” in the mega-series about the boy wizard? When you don the cloak of invisibility, no one can see you. Sometimes I think Google uses a cloak of invisibility so no one can understand its complex actions and motivations. The only important difference is that Harry Potter is a fictional character — and Goo...
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7 Simple Reasons Online Retail Revolution Welcomed In Australia (60 Minutes News Video)

With images of the movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s in the background, 60 Minutes Australia took a look at the early days of eCommerce in that Country/Continent (2011).  Titled The Online Retail Revolution, it’s interesting to see what people were thinking about as they looked toward the coming phenomenon of online shopping, and talking about what ...
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8 Reasons An Internet Sales Tax Will Hurt Online Retailers: Part 2

Last week, every news medium was buzzing about the Internet Sales Tax bill (Marketplace Fairness Act) that passed the US Senate and now moves to the House of Representatives for further wrangling. In my last blog post (How The Internet Sales Tax Bill Will Affect Online Competitive Pricing, Part 1), I discussed what the bill is about. Today I’m writ...
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How The Internet Sales Tax Bill Will Affect Online Competitive Pricing: Part 1

On Monday May 6, 2013, the US Senate passed a bill requiring online retailers to collect sales tax just like their brick and mortar cousins. Although the bill has to pass the House, The Marketplace Fairness Act (also called The Internet Sales Tax Bill), if passed, will seriously affect the way business is done on the internet in the future, includi...
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7 Reasons Comparison Shopping Engines Are A Growing Challenge To Online Retailers (Infographic)

Sites that take product data feeds provided by many merchants, match up the products offered by each store, and allow customers to compare prices — Comparison shopping engines — have rapidly grown over the past decade as significant tools to get consumers to your website. Also called “CSEs” or “shopping feeds,” there is no question that shopp...
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How Local Retailers Are Using Geofencing To Entice Smartphone Users Into Their Stores

“Keep your friends close — and your enemies closer.” Whether said by Sun-Tzu, Machiavelli, or Michael Corleone, that’s the reason we constantly exhort online retailers to use pricing intelligence to know about the competitions’ pricing and product assortment, thus to make the best, most-informed and most-timely decisions for themselves. So awarenes...
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5 Ways Online Retailers Can Confront Amazon’s Decision To Collect Sales Taxes

For years, retailers complained that they had to compete on a tilted playing field against Internet retailers who did not charge sales tax. States trying to attract online businesses didn’t press the issue, especially after Amazon promptly ended relationships with marketing affiliates in Colorado after the state threatened to collect sales taxes fr...
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