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Were We Right About Global Ecommerce Trends?  Feb 03, 2016 11:52 AM By Tim Parry

There’s no doubt that global ecommerce – selling to cross-border customers – has been a game changer for bricks-and mortar retailers. Thanks to you, our loyal readers, Multichannel Merchant has been on the cutting edge of global ecommerce coverage… but we need your help in order to get better.

How to Navigate the Complexity of Global Ecommerce  Feb 03, 2016 11:22 AM By Tim Parry

No one ever said the world of global ecommerce was simple to navigate. But those retailers who embrace cross-border ecommerce will, in fact, rule the world. Check out the best commentary and advice from Pitney Bowes’ first #PowerofPrecision tweet-up of 2016, “Navigating the Complexity of Global Commerce.”

Looks Like Those Amazon Books Stores Are Happening…  Feb 02, 2016 9:23 PM By Tim Parry

General Growth Properties Sandeep Mathrani spilled the beans today on a big secret that really comes as no surprise: Amazon is going to open more Amazon Books bricks-and-mortar store locations. Like, at least 300 of them.

Were We Right About Omnichannel Fulfillment Trends?  Feb 02, 2016 11:48 AM By Tim Parry

Shoppers not only expect but demand flexibility and freedom to buy at their total convenience. This creates supply chain complexity around synchronizing inventory and orders coming from stores, websites, mobile, catalogs, etc.

Amazon Acted Like a Super Bowl Champion in 2015  Feb 01, 2016 11:14 AM By Tim Parry

To win in ecommerce, merchants need to adapt to changes in customer behavior. To that extent, Amazon acted like a Super Bowl champion in 2015. Here’s a look at how Amazon hoisted its own trophy in 2015, and what it means for you, as a marketplace seller, in 2016.

Your Opinion Matters: Take the MCM Outlook 2016 Survey Today  Feb 01, 2016 8:37 AM By Tim Parry

MCM Outlook research provides a comprehensive snapshot of industry trends in all areas of omnichannel ecommerce, operations, fulfillment, B2B, catalogs, marketing, and global commerce – and your experience and knowledge in the field is a key contributor to this insight. Oh – and you can also win a $500 American Express gift card if you take the MCM Outlook survey!

PayPal’s Melissa O’Malley to Keynote Growing Global 2016  Jan 27, 2016 1:22 PM By Tim Parry

Melissa O’Malley, PayPal’s Global Merchant and Cross Border Trade Initiatives, will deliver the opening keynote at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global 2016 April 13-14 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH. This will be O’Malley’s second year speaking at Growing Global, and you can click through and hear O’Malley, in her own words, talk about the value and knowledge the conference offers.

Growing Global 2016 is Looking for a Few Sharp Retailers  Jan 25, 2016 4:31 PM By Tim Parry

Don’t miss your chance to speak at Growing Global 2016 this April in Cincinnati! We’re looking for a few sharp B2B and B2C merchants who can let their thought leadership shine as panelists in sessions such as how to do business in countries and regions such as Canada, Australia, India, and Latin America, how to find the right marketplaces and third-party service providers, how to prevent fraudulent activity on your ecommerce site, and more.

Same-Day Delivery Should Be About Customer Convenience  Jan 24, 2016 10:28 PM By Tim Parry

You know how the cable guy gives you a 4-hour window of when he’s going to come connect your service, and it’s more like a 6- or 8-hour wait time? Well, that might be a big part of the reason consumers are not ready to embrace same-day delivery from the retailers they love. Millennials, especially, […]

Scot Wingo: Technology Drove Mobile Commerce Growth  Jan 23, 2016 9:42 PM By Tim Parry

You can thank the iPhone and its bigger screens, in part, for the growth of mobile commerce in the 2015 holiday season. But, the iPhone 6 and the 6+ were only part of the mobile commerce growth story, said ChannelAdvisor Executive Chairman Scot Wingo during a break at NRF Big Show 2016.

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