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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.

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.

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