What is a 3PL and Should I Use it?

Posted on Wed, July 11, 2018 in Business Operations, eCommerce by Haleema Mian

Having a 3PL — and more importantly — an exceptional 3PL can be the difference between expansion and collapsing under the competition, so it’s vital to know exactly when you should be using a 3PL.

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How Does the Supreme Court Ruling on Sales Tax Effect Oregon Ecommerce Businesses?

Posted on Fri, June 22, 2018 in Business Operations, eCommerce by Haleema Mian

​Ecommerce businesses in Oregon, along with several other states that don’t collect sales taxes, may be facing added difficulties with ecommerce sales in the near future after the Supreme Court’s ruling early Thursday morning that state taxes can be imposed on internet sales made beyond the nexus.

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Holiday Code Freeze & Preparing Your Site for Black Friday - Cyber Monday

Posted on Thu, October 26, 2017 in Web Development, Business Operations, eCommerce, Magento, Shopify by David Hughes

As ecommerce retailers are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) it's considered best practice to have a holiday code freeze. What are the special website considerations tied to Black Friday Cyber Monday?

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Can Timelogging help Partner Retention? We Think So

Posted on Thu, February 23, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Business Operations, Analytics & Reporting by Mike Grill

Accelo is a powerful tool for time entry. As consultants, GRAYBOX requires an agile bit of software that evolves as we do. Accelo helps us by offering partners transparency into every minute of time that we record. This transparency helps us keep our partner retention rates super high.

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Technology Trends for 2017

Posted on Tue, November 29, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Digital Marketing, Business Operations by Paul Weinert

The technology around us is transforming lives, disrupting businesses and changing just about everything. This is the march of never-ending progress and it will continue to steam on, but I wanted to take a moment to look into the upcoming trends for how technology is going to continue to change and evolve in 2017.

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Why Ecommerce Merchants Need to Be on Third-Party Marketplaces

Posted on Tue, November 08, 2016 in Business Operations, eCommerce by Paul Weinert

Many businesses are missing out on the biggest opportunity on the internet to reach their consumers directly. This opportunity is third-party marketplaces. They are currently doing to online retailers, what WalMart did to local mom and pop stores in the 80’s and 90’s.

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Internet Voting Security

Posted on Mon, October 31, 2016 in Web Design, Web Development, Business Operations, User Experience by Mike Joyce

TIME TO EVOLVE: Technology is a tool that we can utilize to improve processes across all industries. It’s being realized in a variety of ways in a variety of arenas – travel, communications, healthcare, and more. Considering this, there’s no reason for us to be stuck in the dark ages when it comes to one of our country’s most foundational areas of interest – voters indicating their preferences through the democratic process.

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Walmart Helps Small Businesses by Buying Jet.com

Posted on Tue, October 25, 2016 in Digital Marketing, Business Operations by Corey Thomas

An ironic twist: how Walmart helped small businesses when buying Jet.com On August 8th, 2016, Walmart Stores Inc. made a bold decision to purchase Jet.com for North of $3 billion. The exact deal, with about $3 billion in cash and $300 million in Walmart shares, could become the day when a legitimate competitor to Amazon.com was born.

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A Digital-First World

Posted on Thu, October 13, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Operations by Paul Weinert

The world is evolving around digital technologies and businesses must adapt to these changes in order to stay competitive. We are currently in a sea of change wherein interconnected, digital technologies are replacing and obsoleting the old ways of doing business.

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The Important Role of User Personas in UX

Posted on Thu, September 29, 2016 in Business Operations, User Experience, Digital Design by Alicia Nagel

Websites and apps are a form of communication between an individual, organization, or business and a user. Because this communication is largely one-sided as creators we have a responsibility to anticipate what the user might say if they were able to engage in a conversation with the website or app..

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