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Ethan Morgan


Infographic: The Walmart Marketplace Opportunity

You've heard of Walmart's new marketplace, and you've heard that the gigantic retailer is looking to grow its inventory offering to compete with eBay and Amazon. 

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How to Prepare for Peak as an Online Retailer

As summer continues to fly past, canny ecommerce businesses have their eyes on winter already. To get the best out of the end-of-year upswing in demand, you’ve got to be prepared. Here’s how that breaks down for online retailers.

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"Should I Sell on Walmart?"

eCommerce businesses are asking themselves this question across the US. So what makes Walmart such an intriguing prospect for sellers?

A quick history lesson. Retailing giant Walmart was founded and is still majority-owned by the Walton family in 1962. From its origin in Arkansas, in 2016 the business turned over almost half a trillion dollars. It also owns, among others, the UK supermarket chain Asda and the up and coming Jet marketplace.

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Why are online retailers preparing for Christmas already?

Christmas, and peak trading time in general, is more important than ever before for online retail strategy. That applies no matter what size of business you run. With December shipping volumes nearly twice as high as those in June, it’s no wonder that over half of business owners plan to begin preparing for peak before September.

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eCommerce Roundup: August 12th 2017

As eBay continues to make strides with new programs, Walmart brings ecommerce instore yet again, and Amazon files yet another patent. Read on to find out more.

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Flight Engineering: Swinging to HTML

Flight Engineering is a series about developing and shaping the Volo platform to serve our customers' needs. This week, Solution Architect Alaric Snell-Pym explains how the user interface of the Origin platform is evolving, handling huge databases and presenting them intuitively.

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Flight Engineering: Aligning Multi-Channel Product Data

Flight Engineering is a series about developing and shaping the Volo platform to serve our customers' needs. This week, Solution Architect Alaric Snell-Pym explains how product data is handled differently on different marketplaces, and how we're solving the challenge of unifying product data for our customers.

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eCommerce Roundup: July 17th 2017

Amazon Says Prime Day is the Biggest Global Shopping Day in its History – Internet Retailing

Unsurprisingly, Amazon continues to grow Prime Day, its personal retail holiday built on offering exclusive deals to its loyal Prime subscribers. Once again, as in 2016, Prime Day has overtaken previous peaks to become the largest Amazon sales day ever.

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Analysing Amazon Prime Day 2017

So the third Amazon Prime Day has come and gone, and with it the whirlwind of sales activity. It was announced by Amazon to be the biggest sales day in the ecommerce giant’s history, repeating the feat of the 2016 installment.

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Business Intelligence? More like Business Sanity.

Einstein defined insanity as repeating the same action and expecting different results. Most business owners and ecommerce decision makers definitely aren’t insane, yet many admit to going through the motions and making the same decisions about their business again and again.

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