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Bullpen Car, Stadium Sign, Available via Sotheby’s-eBay Auction  Mar 18, 2015 5:29 PM By Tim Parry

No joke – on April Fool’s Day, you can bid on the New York Mets Bullpen Car, thanks to an online auction partnership between Sotheby’s and eBay. Here’s a look at the partnership, and what other items will be available from more than 13 historic New York estates.

Around the Globe, Shoppers Want More Flexibility  Mar 17, 2015 10:43 AM By Tim Parry

Online shoppers around the world want the ability to search and shop on multiple channels and devices, expect to see alternate delivery and payment options, and when it comes to shipping and returns, “free” is a driving factor to complete the sale.

3 Slices of Pi Day Emails  Mar 15, 2015 10:26 AM By Tim Parry

My Pi Day inbox made Managing Editor Tim Parry sigh, and it made him cry. Tim only received three Pi Day offers from retailers on March 14, 2015 (the biggest Pi Day celebration of the century). Make that 3.14159265359 emails if you throw in the one he got from Uno Pizzeria & Grill. Here’s who talked nerdy to Tim.

The 3 Trends Changing the Face of Global Ecommerce  Mar 12, 2015 2:48 PM By Tim Parry

Global ecommerce is charging forward, with online revenues growing in every market in virtually every market around the world. Zia Daniell Widger, Vice President & Research Director for Forrester Research, will deliver The 3 Trends Changing the Face of Global Ecommerce as a keynote at this year’s Growing Global conference.

Marketplace Fairness Act Introduced in Senate… Again…  Mar 11, 2015 1:05 PM By Tim Parry

Here we go again… A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete on a level playing field with out-of-state sellers. The bill, in some form, has been introduced by Senate three times this decade.

How to Create a Global Operations Strategy  Mar 09, 2015 10:32 AM By Tim Parry

Whether or not you optimize your ecommerce site—and your operations—for the global shopper, the global shopper is coming to America. Here’s a look at how U.S.-based merchants can fine-tune their global operations and delight the global shopper.

Amazon May be Jumping the Gun on Cuba  Mar 05, 2015 2:10 PM By Tim Parry

A “ship to Cuba” button was seen on Amazon’s website by Reuters correspondents in Havana. But is Amazon getting ready to sell in Cuba, and is the Cuban economy ready for cross-border shopping? Here’s why Cuba may be more of an exporter if and when U.S. sanction amendments are voted on.

Blue and Black or White and Gold? What Does it Mean for Retailers?  Feb 27, 2015 10:32 AM By Tim Parry

Is the dress blue and black or white and gold? Should consumers adjust their settings, or do retailers need to fine-tune their game?

Mobile Shift Continues in the UK  Feb 26, 2015 6:46 AM By Tim Parry

Are you selling cross-border to the UK? Then you better make sure your ecommerce site is ready for the mobile shopper. Here’s a look at how mobile commerce is growing across the pond.

Waffle House Will Deliver Your Package Scattered, Smothered and Covered  Feb 25, 2015 6:58 AM By Tim Parry

Be still my clogging arteries. Waffle House has entered the package delivery game. Kinda. Waffle House signed on to be the first official Roadie Roadhouse… Here’s why your package might be delivered with a side of grits.

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