eBay recently took a retrospective look back at the top trends and events that shaped online shopping every year since Y2K, according to search and sales data. From Pokémon and velour tracksuits to royal inspiration and fidget spinners, in between, each year’s biggest moments had shoppers searching online for their “must-haves” across millions of brands,…

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Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1992 ruling that allowed online retailers to skirt sales tax collection responsibilities in states where they did not have a physical presence. The decision, in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., states that internet retailers can now be required to collect state sales tax in online transactions. With the new…

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Earlier this week, PayPal Holdings Inc. agreed to acquire financial–technology company Hyperwallet Systems Inc. for about $400 million, a deal that augments its offerings to businesses for managing and processing their online and mobile payments. Founded in 2000, Hyperwallet helps individuals and small firms receive payments for goods and services that they sell on online…

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In this issue: List of Top 100 Companies DSN Welcomes Executives and Guests to its Global 100 Evening of Celebration Global Good: Why Direct Selling Succeeds Beyond Our Borders 5 Best Practices for Making It Work in the Global Market Frequently Asked Questions about the Global 100 Ranking Bravo Legacy Award: D. Gary Young: A…

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Click here to order the November 2017 issue in which this article appeared. Remember when getting online was a big deal? Twenty years ago, internet connections were wire-bound, sporadic and slow. Email addresses and web access at work were the exception. We flipped open a cellphone to make a call and that was about it. Web-based and…

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