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Amazon Sues to Stop Fraudulent Text Scams

Amazon has announced it is launching a lawsuit to tackle text scams that purport to be from the e-commerce giant.

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Amazon Destroyed Millions of Counterfeit Products in 2020

Amazon has detailed its efforts to fight counterfeit products, including the destruction of more than 2 million counterfeits.

Ecommerce Nearing $1 Trillion
Ecommerce Nearing $1 Trillion

“We’re forecasting that ecommerce spending this year will be somewhere between $850 billion and $930 billion,” says John Copeland, Vice President of Marketing Science and Customer Insights at Adobe. This would be a 14 percent increase over last year.

Shopify: We Are Arming The Rebels
Shopify: We Are Arming The Rebels

Shopify President Harley Finkelstein says the rebels―the entrepreneurs and the small business owners―are the heroes of the Shopify story… and the rebels are winning.

Retailers Should Focus On The Last Mile, Says Justuno CEO
Retailers Should Focus On The Last Mile, Says Justuno CEO

Brand growth expert Austin Brawner of Ecommerce Influence interviewed Justuno CEO Erik Christiansen about conversion optimization

Disney Accelerating Pivot To a DTC-First Business Model
Disney Accelerating Pivot To DTC-First Business Model

During yesterday’s earnings call Disney CEO Bob Chapek said it has accelerated the company’s pivot towards a DTC-first business model.

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Postscript Raises $4.5 Million to Turbocharge Shopify SMS Marketing

Postscript announced it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding to help bring turbocharged SMS marketing to Shopify and e-commerce stores.

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Instagram Unveils Live Rooms, Ability to Livestream With Three People

Instagram has introduced Live Rooms, doubling the capacity of its Live on Instagram feature.

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Best Buy Lays Off 5,000 Employees, Will Shutter More Stores

Best Buy has laid off some 5,000 employees and plans to close additional stores as customers turn to online shopping.

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Five-Star Review? Maybe Not as Amazon Grapples With Fake Reviews Industry

Amazon is grappling with an entire industry aimed at providing fake reviews and gaming the system, according to new research.