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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.

Why Consumer Brands Need to Sell Directly to Their Consumers Online  Feb 29, 2016 3:44 PM By MCM Staff

Selling direct to consumer (DTC) is a win-win for consumers and brands alike. Brands get the chance to convert traffic into sales and form a direct and lasting connection with their customers. See why consumer brands need to sell direct-to-consumer.

Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market  Feb 25, 2016 2:45 PM By MCM Staff

UPS took a big leap this week by investing in crowdsourced startup Deliv, getting a seat on its board and a front-row seat on its operating model. Stay tuned to see how the carrier is able to leverage this relationship to better understand and take advantage of the burgeoning sector of the on-demand economy.

Visa Checkout Further Expands Global Reach  Feb 23, 2016 2:00 PM By MCM Staff

Visa Inc., has announced that its Visa Checkout will be further expanding its availability to several more countries, see which countries have made the cut and what this will mean for global merchants and customers.

Skechers Quickens Pace of Omnichannel Growth with Manhattan Associates  Feb 18, 2016 12:06 PM By MCM Staff

Skechers has selection Manhattan Associates Inc. solutions to orchestrate the omnichannel fulfillment of customer orders from across Europe.

LaQuan Smith Taps BigCommerce to Get New Collection Out Instantly  Feb 16, 2016 3:40 PM By MCM Staff

Fashion designer LaQuan Smith has tapped BigCommerce to launch his new collection at Fashion Week, delivering runway looks to consumers in real time.

Retail Imports to Grow 4.5% in the First Half of 2016  Feb 16, 2016 1:24 PM By MCM Staff

Retail imports based on cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to decline year-over-year for the next few months but the first half of the year should still amount to a 4.5% increase compared with the same period last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

At the same time, import volumes are returning to West Coast ports after the labor issues that plagued the first half of 2015. Busy East Coast ports like New York and New Jersey saw large spikes in the double digits last year, as shippers sought alternate means to ensure product delivery, even if it meant significantly longer transit times.

NRF Predicts Retail Sales to Grow 3.1% in 2016  Feb 12, 2016 9:46 AM By MCM Staff

As wage stagnation eases, job growth continues and consumer confidence remains steady, the National Retail Federation is calling for 3.1% growth in retail industry spending, despite economic headwinds such as ongoing concerns about China, according to NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.

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