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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.

How to Avoid These 5 Common Web Globalization Mistakes  Mar 23, 2016 2:29 PM By Tim Parry

While it’s valuable to learn from your own mistakes, there’s no reason you can’t also learn from the mistakes of others. Here are five common web globalization mistakes and how to avoid making them.

Tmall vs. JD.com: What’s the Difference?  Mar 23, 2016 12:59 PM By Tim Parry

Tmall or JD.com? That is the question, Whether it is nobler to sell cross-border to consumers in China via one ecommerce marketplace or the other all depends on your business goals. In this video interview conducted last month at eTail West, Merkle CMO and EVP of global development George Gallate explains the difference between China’s two largest marketplaces, and how it affects the control you want as a merchant.

Tweeting Up with Growing Global Keynoter Melissa O’Malley  Mar 15, 2016 9:58 PM By Tim Parry

Multichannel Merchant held its first-ever tweet up Tuesday, featuring Growing Global keynoter Melissa O’Malley, PayPal’s Director of Global Cross-Border Trade Initiatives. The best tweets from the tweet up, which was held March 15, are featured in the following Storify gallery.

The Catalog is Far From Dead  Mar 15, 2016 12:50 PM By Tim Parry

Rumors of catalog’s demise had been greatly exaggerated. Yes, catalog circulation dropped at the end of the last decade, as did page counts, as did the number of catalog titles. But catalogs are still here, and they have taken on a new role as a marketing driver.

Do International Payment Offerings Make You a Global Merchant?  Mar 09, 2016 9:44 AM By Tim Parry

Less than half (41.9%) of merchants who took the MCM Outlook 2016 survey said their ecommerce sites are set up for global business. And 37.8% of those who say their ecommerce sites are set up from global business say it’s because they have international payment offerings. In this video, Zooz’s Chester Ritchie talks about why merchants need to choose a payment platform that allows comfort for the cross-border shopper.

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.

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