Bed Bath & Beyond acquires One Kings Lane for undisclosed sum

Home furnishings site One Kings Lane has found a home of its own, with Bed Bath & Beyond. The retailer announced a cash acquisition of the e-commerce startup, but the price was not disclosed.

New Rules Make Foreign Goods Cheaper Online

New Rules Make Foreign Goods Cheaper OnlineA change in trade rules is making it cheaper and easier for American consumers to buy overseas goods online, heartening merchants abroad but threatening stiffer competition for U.S. retailers.Since about a month ago, the government has allowed Americans to import up to $800 at a time of most foreign […]

Ebay Enterprise merges with Innotrac to become Radial

Ebay sold off its enterprise unit to a consortium of companies led by private equity firm Permira last year. That consortium included Sterling Partners, Longview Asset Management and Innotrac. Today, eBay Enterprise and Innotrac, a global e-commerce fulfillment firm, are essentially merging to become Radial, which calls itself “the largest omnichannel commerce technology and operations provider.”

eDekka, The Bogey Troll of 2014, is Obliterated

This article originally appeared on Ars Technica Biggest patent troll of 2014 gives up, drops appeal East Texas judge tossed out eDekka’s 168 cases, and it must pay attorneys’ fees. by Kirby Ferguson In 2014, no company filed more patent lawsuits than eDekka LLC, a Texas-based company with just one asset—US Patent No. 6,266,674. Fully […]

Marketplace sellers piggyback on Amazon Prime’s popularity

ChannelAdvisor says its clients use the Fulfillment by Amazon service for nearly 40% of orders on marketplaces.

Amazon Prime is helping Amazon in more ways than just creating shopper loyalty—it’s also pushing more retail sellers on Amazon Marketplace to use Fulfillment by Amazon. With that service, Marketplace sellers pay Amazon to store inventory and pick, pack and ship orders.

Trucking Companies Confront Amazon Threat

from the Wall Steet JournalAmazon’s purchase of branded trailers marks its foray into trucking, but carriers say they can still count on the company’s business.Trucking executives say they still expect growing business from even as the company takes steps to move some of its own freight.The Seattle retailer said in December it would roll […]

PSA: Critical Bug in Magento Creates Hijack Risk

Original article from Ars TechnicaMillions of online merchants are at risk of hijacking attacks made possible by a just-patched vulnerability in the Magento e-commerce platform.The stored cross-site scripting (XSS) bug is present in virtually all versions of Magento Community Edition and Enterprise Edition prior to and, respectively, according to researchers from Sucuri, the […]

Black Friday Weekend Shopping: Online Tops Stores-WSJ

A National Retail Federation survey on Sunday found that more people shopped online than in stores during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend, a sign of how quickly and deeply American shopping habits have changed.

How Large and Complicated is the Ecommerce Ecosystem?

This great infographic helps to shed light on how complicated the marketing technology landscape & ecommerce ecosystem has become. There are over 2,500 offerings, with new products arriving daily.

The Rating Game

Great article from The Verge: The Rating Game  by Josh Dzieza Soon, you’ll be able to go to the Olive Garden and order your fettuccine alfredo from a tablet mounted to the table. After paying, you’ll rate the server. Then you can use that tablet to hail an Uber driver, whom you’ll also rate, from one […]