Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to open its second Oregon fulfillment center in Salem, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in Troutdale and it currently operates a sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. Additionally, there are more than 40,000 authors, sellers, and developers in Oregon growing their businesses and reaching new customers via Amazon products and services. “We are excited to continue growing in Oregon, creating 1,000 full-time jobs in Salem,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. “The support of Governor Brown, local leaders, and many others have been instrumental in our decision to locate the new fulfillment center in the state capital, and we are grateful for the support we’ve received to bring new jobs and investment to Oregon.” Click Read More below for additional detail.
Fraud prevention technology provider Forter has published its 2017 Fraud Attack Index, in conjunction with the Merchant Risk Council (MRC). It detailed the rate at which ecommerce fraud attacks increased throughout traditional retail verticals and provided an in-depth look at the reasons behind the year-over-year changes.
One of the key findings was a 79% increase in the risk of fraud for domestic holiday orders when compared with 2015.
To learn more about the report and its findings, Multichannel Merchant reached out to Forter CEO Michael Reitblat.
MCM: What were the drivers of the 79% spike in fraud risk for holiday 2016?
Michael Reitblat: It was partly friendly fraud, and partly fraudsters using the holiday rush to hide among the good customers. Friendly fraud is becoming a serious problem with serial offenders sharing tips online. Fraudsters know that teams relying on manual reviews are burdened in the holidays especially, struggling to keep up with the flood of orders; they take advantage of it, hoping to slip through.
MCM: How is the fraud rate determined?
Michael Reitblat: It’s calculated including both successful fraud (resulting in chargebacks) and unsuccessful fraud that was blocked.
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