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Hudson’s Bay Co Will Be an Internet Distribution Technology Leader  Apr 06, 2016 11:20 AM By Tim Parry

Hudson’s Bay Co. is introducing new robotic technology to its Ontario distribution center for internet fulfillment that CEO Gerald Storch says will put the merchant at the “absolute forefront of Internet distribution technology.”

2015 Was a Big Year for MercadoLibre  Apr 05, 2016 4:34 PM By Tim Parry

MercadoLibre said there were 128.4 million items sold through the marketplace in 2015, a growth of 26.8% year-over-year, resulting in a gross merchandise volume of $7.2 billion. Consolidated net revenues for the full year were $651.8 million, a 17.1% increase year-over-year.

PetFlow Reinvents Digital Pet Store Experience  Apr 04, 2016 1:49 PM By Tim Parry

PetFlow has rebuilt a state-of-the-art digital pet store, complete with a fresh design and look, to connect consumers to a wide range of specialty pet products, offer personalized advice and enable shoppers to improve the lives of their own pets as well as those of animals in need.

65% of UK’s Shoppers are Mobile  Mar 30, 2016 11:25 AM By Tim Parry

Mobile traffic in the UK made up 65% of all total ecommerce traffic in January, according to a March 2016 SimilarWeb report. Click through and find out how the UK’s traffic compares to other countries, and why you need to keep mobile in mind when you go cross-border.

Simplifying Your Ecommerce Checkout for Cross-Border Customers  Mar 30, 2016 11:13 AM By Tim Parry

Shopping on U.S.-based websites can be confusing to cross-border shoppers. So when targeting cross-border customers, sellers need to be conscious of the distinctive needs of shoppers in other countries… including the ecommerce checkout.

U.S. Retailers are Often Oblivious to Cross-Border Selling  Mar 29, 2016 4:28 PM By Tim Parry

Why aren’t more merchants looking to become cross-border sellers? Chuck Whiteman, Sr. VP Client Services at MotionPoint, says one reason is because merchants often are just oblivious to cross-border opportunities. In this Q&A with Multichannel Merchant, Whiteman, who is a keynote speaker at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global 2016, discusses the cross-border ecommerce journey

The Debit Swipe Fee Cap is Still Too Damn High  Mar 28, 2016 10:23 AM By Tim Parry

A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs for retailers and consumers but is still higher than intended by Congress and should be lowered, according to the National Retail Federation.

Why LensCrafters Creates a Single View of its Customer  Mar 25, 2016 3:05 PM By Tim Parry

Omnichannel is a big initiative for retailers, and creating a single view of its customer has helped Lenscrafters get a grasp of it, says Samantha Sakemiller Senior Director of Omnichannel, in this video taken in February 2016 at eTail West.

Retailers Need to See Omnichannel as a Singular Effort  Mar 25, 2016 2:01 PM By Tim Parry

If retailers are looking at omnichannel as a singular effort, then they are in a good place, says DynamicAction SVP Global Marketing Sarah Engel in this video taken during a break at eTail West in February. If they are looking at channels separately, that’s where they’re missing the boat.

FedEx Rebrands Bongo International as FedEx CrossBorder  Mar 23, 2016 4:55 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx Trade Networks, the international freight forwarding arm of FedEx Corp., has announced the re-launch of Bongo International as FedEx CrossBorder. The announcement highlights the FedEx investment in expanding its international ecommerce offerings.

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