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Week in Review: Is Black Friday’s Demise Over Exaggerated?  Nov 20, 2015 1:34 PM By MCM Staff

Is this the last-ever year Black Friday, or is the end of America’s biggest shopping day nothing but speculation? Click here and find out how the role of Black Friday is changing, and other news that shaped the week.

More than One-Third of Chinese Online Shoppers Now Buying Cross-Border  Nov 19, 2015 2:56 PM By MCM Staff

Amidst a year of market-moving news coming out of China, no shortage of attention has been paid to its growing consumer class’ buying power as more enter the global online ecommerce market. PayPal and Ipsos released the findings of their second global cross-border commerce report, which investigated the online and cross-border shopping habits of more than 23,200 consumers in 29 countries, and reveals new opportunities for merchants to expand their international sales.

GiftBasketsOverseas.com Continues Breaking Chinese Language Barrier  Nov 19, 2015 1:49 PM By MCM Staff

International gift basket seller GiftBasketsOverseas.com announced the launch of its webpage in Chinese http://www.giftbaskets.com.cn, along with its mobile device counterpart http://m.giftbaskets.com.cn.

Thanksgiving Becomes the 3rd Biggest U.S. Ecommerce Shopping Day  Nov 19, 2015 9:50 AM By MCM Staff

Despite a backlash against Thanksgiving Day sales events in brick and mortar stores, U.S. consumers have made it their third biggest ecommerce shopping day. Which day of the year is the top ecommerce day in the U.S.? You’ll be surprised…

5 Reasons You Need to Follow Tim Parry on Twitter  Nov 17, 2015 11:13 AM By MCM Staff

Mike O’Brien isn’t the only Multichannel Merchant editor you need to follow on Twitter, no sir. We definitely think you should also follow our Managing Editor, Tim Parry, too!

Millennials More Interested in Same-Day Delivery from Online Retailers  Nov 16, 2015 5:00 PM By MCM Staff

A survey by Bizrate Insights has found that Millennials are the most interested in same-day delivery, with nearly a third (30%) of them saying it is important, contrasted by only 5% of Seniors.

USPS Parcel Growth Continues, As Mail Volume Drops, Loss Declines  Nov 13, 2015 5:55 PM By MCM Staff

The USPS reported a 14.1% increase in package volume, and an 11.1% increase in shipping and package revenue in 2015, as mail volume continued to fall.

Week in Review: Holiday Faux Pas Aplenty  Nov 13, 2015 11:27 AM By MCM Staff

This past week, there have been three separate instances of retail brands who ran into social media blowback as a result of some type of faux paus or protest over moves tied to holiday shopping.

5 Reasons You Must Follow Mike O’Brien on Twitter  Nov 12, 2015 2:55 PM By MCM Staff

These days our Senior Editor Mike O’Brien is plenty busy doing many things for Multichannel Merchant so we thought we would give him a little shoutout by asking all of you, our readers to start following him on Twitter.

Print and Web Catalogs Drive Superior Results for Omnichannel Retailers  Nov 12, 2015 11:23 AM By MCM Staff

EnterWorks, a market leader in master data solutions for transforming product information into persuasive and personalized content, said the combination of print and web catalogs is a defining element in omnichannel shopping experiences.

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