April 9, 2015

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.

March 5, 2015

Never heard of Etsy? Time to start paying attention to the 10-year-old company that defines its value proposition as connecting people and reimagining commerce.

February 27, 2015

E-commerce has shaken up the traditional model of selling solely to wholesalers and retailers. It’s also presented brands with new ways to engage with consumers and increase sales.

January 14, 2015

Etsy, an e-marketplace that specializes in crafts and other artsy items, plans to hold an initial public offering as soon as this quarter, according to Bloomberg.

November 11, 2014

This past summer President Obama turned heads when the White House hosted a curious sounding event called a Maker Faire.

February 11, 2014

Counterfeiting and brand theft are crimes that have been given unlimited new life and opportunity online — they affect all industries and all major brands on a global scale. Recently the watchdog agency Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) put a $1 trillion annual figure on global losses from counterfeiting and piracy, with 2.5 million jobs put at risk.

June 5, 2013

Mercent, a leading technology company that enables retailers to reach and convert more shoppers online, has signed a strategic partnership with Shop.com, the e-commerce arm of Market America.

February 21, 2013

Sears' online marketplace will be the subject of a webinar on Feb. 26 hosted by Mercent, a technology company that enables retailers to profitably reach and convert more shoppers online.