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Survey Results: How We Really Feel About Holiday Shopping

The holidays mean many things: family visits and culinary feasts, yuletide cheer and merriment, and serious shopping sprees. We surveyed 2,000 holiday shoppers to understand more about shopping habits and preferences for the gift-giving season. Here’s what we found. Online retailers like Amazon are so engrained in the fabric of our culture that it’s no …

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E-Commerce Returns Best Practices

E-commerce is growing at a tremendous pace, and outpacing traditional in the process. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, e-commerce grew at an incredible 14% in 2014, while traditional retail only grew by 3.8%. By the end of this year, it’s expected that e-commerce is going to be a $1.5 trillion industry. But for online retailers, there’s a reason …

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The Amazon Effect: Impacts On Shipping And Retail

When it was first founded in 1994, Amazon.com was operating out of founder Jeff Bezos’ garage and earning $20,000 per week in sales within two months. Twenty-one years later, Amazon has 154,100 full-time employees and earned nearly $90 billion in revenue in 2014; and they’re widely known as ‘The Everything Store’, especially with Amazon Marketplace enabling sellers …

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