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Ringier Africa Deals Group Acquires Nigerian Online Shopping Platform DealDey  Mar 23, 2016 2:04 PM By MCM Staff

The acquisition of DealDey represents an expansion of Ringier Africa’s portfolio beyond publishing and digital marketing in Nigeria and Silvertree’s first ecommerce investment in the country.

Week In Review: Bubble Wrap Becomes Unbreakable  Mar 18, 2016 9:41 AM By MCM Staff

Pop… Pop… Pop Pop… Pop…
Well, that’s a series of sounds we may not hear anymore, shortly after a co-worker or a family member opens a package. That’s because Sealed Air’s “unpoppable” Bubble Wrap protective packaging solution is now commercially available worldwide.
Read on and find out what this means for Bubble Wrap aficionados and your packaging, and what else was big news this week.

Amazon Said to be Eyeing Office Depot Assets  Mar 17, 2016 9:46 AM By MCM Staff

Amazon is reportedly considering an acquisition of Office Depot’s corporate business assets to jumpstart its Amazon Business office supply operation. The deal is contingent on FTC approval of the Office Depot-Staples merger, which it has opposed to date, but may be close to signing off on.

Hermes’ BorderGuru Announces Logistics Partnership with Alibaba Group  Mar 15, 2016 10:12 PM By MCM Staff

The partnership will enable BorderGuru‘s U.S. and European clients to efficiently ship products sold on Alibaba’s popular TMall Global online marketplace to Chinese customers. In collaboration with Cainiao, BorderGuru will manage the entire cross-border shipping process.

Vantiv and Credorax Partner to Expand Card-Not-Present Payments Acceptance  Mar 15, 2016 10:06 PM By MCM Staff

Vantiv and Cerdorax announced a partnership that bolsters the capabilities of Vantiv’s merchants to serve global consumers via card-not-present channels. Read why this relationship will allow Vantiv merchants to process and settle card payments in the local currencies of 34 countries.

Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight  Mar 10, 2016 3:14 PM By MCM Staff

Ending months of speculation, Amazon says it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while taking a 20% stake in the Ohio company. This gives Amazon a significant boost in its air freight capacity, as much as 15%, and signals to the major carriers it is eager to control more of its logistics destiny.

Linio Selects Payoneer to Disburse Cross-Border Payments  Mar 08, 2016 11:51 AM By MCM Staff

Linio, Latin America’s largest ecommerce store, has selected Payoneer Inc. to power its payments to sellers worldwide. The partnership will provide international sellers access to the estimated $88 billion Latin-American ecommerce market through Linio’s 8 localized platforms, by allowing them to receive their funds using Payoneer’s payment solutions.

Hermes’ BorderGuru Brings Integrated Logistics and Ecommerce Solutions to the U.S. Market  Mar 08, 2016 10:16 AM By MCM Staff

Chicago, March 8, 2016 – Hermes, operator of the largest business-to-consumer (B2C) parcel shop network in Europe, announces the expansion of its retail supply chain digital services to the United States e-commerce market. Hermes’ BorderGuru is now going beyond the European market it already serves and offering U.S. retailers integrated logistics and e-commerce solutions. BorderGuru […]

Big Opportunities Remain to Optimize Ecommerce Sites for Cross-Border Shoppers  Mar 07, 2016 3:42 PM By MCM Staff

Cross-border sales are expected to account for about 15% of total global ecommerce sales by 2018, according to a recent study by PYMNTS.com. See what other opportunities there are for cross-border shoppers.

Week in Review: Wayfair Just Had the Best. Week. Ever.  Mar 04, 2016 9:05 AM By MCM Staff

Between posting 98% growth in Q4 direct sales, plans for Canadian and European expansion and a new analytics-driven catalog, Wayfair had a pretty good week. The company also announced plans to open its fourth customer service center in Bryan, TX. See what other news and events transpired this week in the world of direct-to-customer retail and ecommerce.

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