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Join Us on Twitter March 15 for the Growing Global Tweet Up  Mar 08, 2016 12:54 PM By Tim Parry

What are you doing on Tuesday, March 15 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern? Join Multichannel Merchant Managing Editor Tim Parry and PayPal Director of Global Cross-Border Trade Initiatives Melissa O’Malley for a Growing Global tweet-up.

JD.com’s Net Revenues from Online Direct Sales Increased 55% in 2015  Mar 08, 2016 11:00 AM By Tim Parry

JD.com’s net revenues from online direct sales increased by 55%, while net revenues from services and others increased by 110% in the full year of 2015, as compared to the full year of 2014, primarily due to the increased revenues from JD.com’s rapidly expanding online marketplace, advertising services and third-party logistics services.

Why India is Becoming an App-First Economy  Mar 02, 2016 1:21 PM By Tim Parry

With its economy soaring and marketplaces showing big signs of success, it’s clear U.S.-based merchants should revisit the notion of selling cross-border into India. While consumers in the U.S. have finally adopted mobile commerce, consumers in India are making it an app-first economy.

Q&A: The Rising Opportunity of Cross-Border Ecommerce  Mar 02, 2016 11:47 AM By Tim Parry

Why aren’t more merchants looking to become cross-border ecommerce sellers? Melissa O’Malley, Director, Global Merchant and Cross-Border Trade Initiatives at PayPal, says many merchants are overwhelmed about where to start. In this Q&A with Multichannel Merchant, O’Malley, who is a keynote speaker at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global 2016, discusses some of the common mistakes ecommerce merchants make when they start their cross-border journey, how technology has made it easier for merchants to go cross-border, and where she sees cross-border ecommerce going in five years.

29 Creative Leap Day Emails to Drive Ecommerce Sales  Feb 29, 2016 1:38 PM By Tim Parry

Leap Day comes but once every FOUR years… So in theory, retailers had 4 years since Leap Day 2012 to figure out their next Leap Day marketing plan. Either way, it made Leap Day a new selling holiday, as savvy merchants looked to take advantage of the extra day. Here are 29 good and not-so-good Leap Day emails sent to Multichannel Merchant staff members, and what made them want to click away.

Airing My Dirty Laundry from eTail West 2016  Feb 26, 2016 8:53 PM By Tim Parry

Those who know me well know that a free t-shirt is the way to my heart. So eTail West 2016 was my first chance of the year at getting a new wardrobe. But here’s why I can’t remember two of the vendors I got gear from, even though they may have had the coolest t-shirts at the show…

Customers in the Middle East are Willing to Wait  Feb 24, 2016 11:08 AM By Tim Parry

Consumers in the Middle East love to shop, and shoppers in countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt have shown a penchant for ecommerce shopping. Iyad Kamal, COO of global logistics and transportation solutions provider Aramex, explains why customers in the Middle East are willing to wait 3 to 4 days for slower shipping from the U.S.

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.

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