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How Much is Free Shipping REALLY Costing You?

Gone are the days when you could actually make money on shipping. Merchants are all too willing to move to a free shipping model without being aware of the entire cost of shipping a package. If you’re offering free shipping, it’s probably costing you 30 percent MORE than you think. If you talk to many companies that offer free shipping and ask, “How can you afford this?” Their answer: “I work the cost of shipping into the product.”

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Amazon’s One-Day Shipping: The Real Story for Retailers

If Amazon owns nearly half of the $513 billion U.S. ecommerce market, why the need to offer one-day free delivery? The key to this decision is Amazon’s singular obsession with customer centricity and an appreciation for indirect results that don’t even register on the radar of some competitors.

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Google Moves into Amazon Marketplace’s Turf

Google is positioning itself as a direct Amazon Marketplace competitor with a revamped e-commerce offering. Shoppers will have a personalized homepage on the existing Google Shopping tab, where they can filter results based on features and brands, read reviews, and watch videos about products.

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5 Tips to Track Down Unauthorized 3P Sellers

In the era of online reviews and SEO, the impact of unauthorized ecommerce sellers ranges from lost revenue to damaged relationships with authorized sellers to questionable brand integrity. If you want to protect the integrity of your brand, unauthorized third-party sellers should be a big deal.

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