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Former Borderfree Leaders Join Cross-Border Shopping Site iguama  Feb 24, 2016 9:20 AM By Tim Parry

Former Borderfree executives Michael DeSimone and Kris Green have taken on leadership roles at iguama, a Latin American online cross-border mall featuring popular U.S. brands and products. Read why DeSimone and Green are high on the start-up marketplace, and the Latin America market.

6 U.S. Brands That Nailed It on Singles Day 2015  Feb 21, 2016 9:08 PM By Tim Parry

Singles Day in China – November 11 – was an eye-opener for the naysayers. Alibaba announced that USD $14.3 billion of gross merchandise volume, and JD.com saw its number of orders increase by 130%, and an increase in GMV of more than 140%. Here’s a look at 6 U.S.-based merchants who took advantage of Singles Day 2015 in China, and totally nailed it.

Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth  Feb 19, 2016 10:49 AM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce sales far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to the results of Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey. Find out what else can you learn from the MCM Outlook 2016 results.

Catchpoint Systems Expands Node Coverage In China  Feb 18, 2016 10:33 AM By Tim Parry

Catchpoint Systems has announced the addition of over 50 monitoring nodes in the last quarter, bringing its total to more than 500 worldwide. This expansion of new monitoring locations focuses on China, where the company has already invested heavily, as well as Africa and Iran.

What are Cross-Border Millennials’ Online Shopping Preferences?  Feb 18, 2016 10:19 AM By Tim Parry

New research from PayPal and Ipsos identifies cross-border shopping habits among millennials (18-34) in 29 countries. These insights provide merchants with valuable guidance to expand international sales among the millennial set. The study looks identifies trends in online shopping and consistencies across cultures and locations. So what can you learn from the PayPal study? Let’s start with […]

China is Hype, Latin America is Your Cheap Date  Feb 18, 2016 9:55 AM By Tim Parry

Getting ready to expand your ecommerce presence into China? You may want to give it a second though, and think, instead, about venturing into Latin America. Perry Ellis International Vice President of Ecommerce and Digital Marketing Jose Nino shares 5 lessons his company learned about doing cross-border business in Latin America.

Are Canadian Consumers Our Cross-Border Buddies?  Feb 18, 2016 9:08 AM By Tim Parry

The MCM Outlook 2016 survey results are in… and it looks like Canadian consumers are U.S. merchants’ cross-border buddies. While Canada may not be a surprise as the most-popular country U.S.-based merchants sell into, the other four may be a shot. Click through to find out, and let us know which countries you’re selling into.

MCM Outlook 2016: Ecommerce’s Role Grows with Omnichannel and Mobile  Feb 17, 2016 1:26 PM By Tim Parry

As proven during the most recent holiday season, the convergence of ecommerce and bricks-and-mortar is more important for merchants than ever.

Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Jester Turney Resigns  Feb 16, 2016 6:28 PM By Tim Parry

Turney has been with the company for nearly 16 years, joining as President and CEO of Victoria’s Secret Direct in 2000 and assuming responsibility for the brand as CEO in 2006. Here’s more about Turney’s replacement, and about how the brand has fared this year.

International Checkout Partners with Greats to Offer Global Shipping  Feb 10, 2016 1:24 PM By Tim Parry

International Checkout announced that it has partnered with footwear company Greats, enabling the brand to reach a wider global consumer audience. Here’s how Greats is looking to drive global sales through International Checkout’s seamless logistics solution.

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