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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.

Columbia Sportswear Appoints General Manager of Canadian Subsidiary  Oct 01, 2015 2:53 PM By Tim Parry

Columbia Sportswear announced today the promotion of Mr. David M. Brulé to serve as general manager of the company’s wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, effective immediately.

Where Do You See Cross-Border Ecommerce Going in 5 to 10 years?  Oct 01, 2015 2:37 PM By Tim Parry

Cross-border B2C ecommerce volume is rapidly rising, but where do you see cross border retail going in five to 10 years?
Here’s how Jill Finger Gibson, Principal Analyst, Ecommerce, Digital Clarity Group, and Craig Reed, Senior Vice President, Global Ecommerce, Pitney Bowes, answered that during the September webinar “Creating Your Roadmap to Cross-Border Success.”

Optimizing Your Online Returns  Sep 30, 2015 4:13 PM By Tim Parry

In our new video, learn why merchandise returns have become so important for retailers in general, and particularly online retailers, the elements of a best-in-class returns experience, and more…

Wishing You A Very Happy Omnichannel Holiday  Sep 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

The omnichannel consumer is putting direct-to-consumer delivery on a collision course with the brick and mortar environment. And the retailers with real-time inventory visibility and order management systems in place will be prepared to serve these consumers this holiday season… Or will they?

8 Yogi-isms for the Ecommerce World  Sep 23, 2015 11:57 AM By Tim Parry

On my drive to work Wednesday morning, I was thinking how Yogi Berra said a lot of things that, many years later, can be translated into the retail world. So in honor of Yogi Berra, and using his jersey number, here are 8 Yogi-isms for the ecommerce world.

After EMV, Will Fraud Move Online?  Sep 22, 2015 11:42 AM By Tim Parry

EMV greatly reduces the impact of in-store fraud, as the new cards with embedded chips generate a unique token for each transaction, making them difficult or impossible to counterfeit. But by almost all estimations, the U.S.’s move to EMV will lead to massive increases in ecommerce fraud, perhaps even more so than countries like the U.K. and Australia.

Merchants Face Increasing Challenges in Mitigating Fraud Losses  Sep 22, 2015 10:14 AM By Tim Parry

The 2015 LexisNexis True Cost of Fraud study offers important insights into the profound effects of fraud on merchants, consumers and financial institutions. It establishes the actual cost of fraud as witnessed by merchants and provides key findings and specific recommendations for the industry.

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