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Speed is Key to Capturing the Cross-Border Customer  Oct 29, 2015 11:56 AM By Tim Parry

The ability to get orders into the hands of consumers rapidly and to directly connect with them, while providing price transparency, are among the keys to success in cross-border ecommerce into China. Here’s how retailers are looking to meet the demand of Chinese customers.

Meeting the Challenges, Growing Opportunities of Global Ecommerce  Oct 27, 2015 1:26 PM By Tim Parry

How can retailers can overcome obstacles and take advantage of large global ecommerce growth opportunities? UPS experts Bala Ganesh, Vice President of Marketing and Randy Strang, Vice President of Global B2C Operations, explain in this video.

India’s Ecommerce Market is Hotter than China’s  Oct 22, 2015 3:29 PM By Tim Parry

With its economy soaring and marketplaces showing big signs of success, it may be time to revisit selling cross-border into India. eBay reported a strong third-quarter showing in India, but may have a lot of catching up to do to beat native marketplaces Snapdeal and Flipkart.

7 Points Taken From NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey  Oct 20, 2015 2:30 PM By Tim Parry

According to the NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey the average consumer will spend $462.95 on gifts for family members, up from $458.75 last year. But that’s not all you need to know. Here are seven points from the survey you need to consider as you finalize your holiday season strategy.

Localization for Cross-Border Ecommerce Needs to go Beyond Translation  Oct 20, 2015 10:59 AM By Tim Parry

Localization is a key component for building your cross-border ecommerce strategy, but it’s also much more than just making sure your site is translated properly for consumers in your target country.

USPS Raising Shipping Services Rates 9.5% After Holiday Season  Oct 16, 2015 12:13 PM By Tim Parry

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of proposed price changes for its Shipping Services products to take effect next year, following the conclusion of the holiday season. The average Shipping Services price change is 9.5%, which results in an average shipping price of less than $5.50 per shipment across […]

Singapore Post Making Mega Moves in the U.S.  Oct 15, 2015 12:27 PM By Tim Parry

A week after it took a majority stake in ecommerce logistics provider Jagged Peak, Singapore Post announced an agreement to acquire TradeGlobal, an omnichannel provider of end-to-end ecommerce services. Here’s what it all means for U.S,-based merchants who are looking to grow their cross-border sales.

5 Things You Need to Know About Cross-Border Shoppers  Oct 15, 2015 11:54 AM By Tim Parry

Pitney Bowes released its 2015 Global Online Shopping Study to gain a better understanding of consumers’ perceptions about cross-border ecommerce shopping. Here are the five things you need to know.

Gilt Groupe Layoffs Should Not Cut Into Cross-Border Strategy  Oct 08, 2015 1:01 PM By Tim Parry

Gilt Groupe has cut 45 jobs, including that of SVP and GM, International Marshall Porter. But that is not an indication that Gilt is giving up on its cross-border strategy. Here’s how the layoffs will affect Gilt’s cross-border strategy.

Will Singles Day Be a Bust for U.S. Retailers?  Oct 08, 2015 12:16 PM By Tim Parry

Singles Day 2015 may not be big for U.S. retailers. ChannelAdvisor executive chairman Scot Wingo says he hasn’t seen much spillover where Chinese consumers are buying from U.S. merchants. But he adds that the best way to take advantage of the Chinese consumer on Singles Day is to sell on Tmall.

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