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Alibaba Joins Global Shipping Effort  Oct 21, 2014 10:56 AM By Daniela Forte

Alibaba and China Shipping Group joined forces to establish a new logistic platform that enhances the efficiency of international trade and benefits both Chinese and Brazilian companies when it’s fully operational.

PIM System Helps Speed Up Schneider Electric Buildings Business  Oct 20, 2014 3:26 PM By Daniela Forte

In an effort to speed up system upload times and deliver richer product information through all customer touch points, Schneider Electric Buildings Business (SEBB) partnered with data management provider Riversand and now sees a 75% reduction in product information upload time.

China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators  Oct 17, 2014 11:50 AM By Daniela Forte

When I was setting up our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active plans to go into the Chinese market.

Consumers Turn to Their Mobile Devices This Holiday Season  Oct 16, 2014 1:01 PM By Daniela Forte

A majority of smartphone users (55.7%) said they will use their device in some fashion this holiday season, up from 53.8% last year.

New Alipay Service Helps Western Companies Expand to China  Oct 16, 2014 10:55 AM By Daniela Forte

Known as ePass, the new service combines Alipay’s cross-border foreign currency settlement capability with overseas delivery solutions from China Smart Logistics Network. It offers retailers access to e-marketing options from Chinese online ad network Alimama.

Costco Enters China Through Tmall  Oct 15, 2014 4:41 PM By Daniela Forte

The online store launch will extend Costco’s product offering to consumers in mainland China for the first time. Costco’s online store will initially provide a range of products including food and healthcare product listings, as well as Costco’s private label Kirkland Signature products.

Search, Social Campaigns Show Strong Efficiency Rates  Oct 15, 2014 1:38 PM By Daniela Forte

Paid search has generated 19% year-over-year spend growth and 22% revenue growth and all-time high click-through rate, according to an infographic by Kenshoo.

Will Apple Pay Launch This Week?  Oct 15, 2014 12:05 PM By Daniela Forte

For customers using Apple Pay wanting to pay for something in an app, can just tap “Pay with Apple Pay” by putting their finger on the fingerprint reader. The charge will go straight to the credit or debit card.

Is Google a Threat to Amazon with New Membership Pricing?  Oct 14, 2014 1:50 PM By Daniela Forte

Google Express has challenged Amazon’s membership pricing by offering the service for $95 a year, while Amazon offers its Prime membership service for $99 a year.

JC Penney Names New CEO Just Before the Holidays  Oct 13, 2014 10:52 AM By Daniela Forte

JC Penney has named Marvin Ellison, currently the executive vice president of stores at Home Depot, as its new president and CEO-designee effective Nov. 1, according to a press release.

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