ChannelAdvisor found that a hefty 36% of U.S. e-commerce sales last year came from marketplaces, up significantly from 22% in 2005. Yet despite the increasing significance of marketplaces in total e-commerce sales, retailers traditionally have approached these potential partners with caution.
We are or should be familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (“ADA”) requirements for accommodating the disabled. Wheelchair ramps, handicap stalls and other items that assist the disabled are commonplace. But the ADA is broader and increasingly includes making the Internet -- and e-commerce -- more accessible for the visually impaired.