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The Future of Arkansas and E-Commerce


John James tells us what Arkansas can do in this period of disruption and change. (Video by Jeff Dailey Media)

“What wakes me up every day, is disruption and change,” said John James, founder of Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville.

In the digital age, e-commerce is more common with consumers and more of a threat to traditional retailers. James tells us that successful e-commerce is a combination of retail, logistics and data. Arkansas is home to major power players in each of those areas including Wal-Mart, Acxiom, Dillard’s and more.

As we look ahead to 2017, James says to pay attention to companies putting large investments into their e-commerce and leading change throughout a time of disruption.

Kathryn Heller, Ghidotti Communications

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