Many startups are able to work remotely with just a laptop and working internet connection — though good luck finding one right now. For online retailers focused on pushing products out into the real world, "just ship it" is taking on a whole new meaning. Between extensive power outages and three days without a functional subway, the disruption is likely to last through the week....
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Online Orders Delayed by Warehouse Power Outages From Hurricane Sandy
November 1, 2012
From The Huffington Post
From Fab.com to Amazon.com to eBay, e-commerce retailers scrambled on Tuesday to get goods to buyers on time after Hurricane Sandy tore a swathe of destruction across the U.S. northeast. The storm, which severed power to warehouses and offices, ripped up rails and roads, and shuttered airports, challenged the notion that internet retailers might benefit from problems at store chains exposed to the elements. Fab.com, a fast-growing design e-commerce startup based in New York City, handled unusually strong volumes on Monday as people hunkered down at home. Then the problems began.
The Cookie Dilemma for E-Commerce Merchants
October 29, 2012
The currently pending
Do-Not-Track federal legislation is being proposed to make it easier for consumers to block tracking cookies; however, it has not yet been passed by Congress. In the meantime, the efforts by privacy advocates are beginning to create more consumer awareness of existing web browser tools for deactivating cookies.