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Merchants Face Increasing Challenges in Mitigating Fraud Losses  Sep 22, 2015 10:14 AM By Tim Parry

The 2015 LexisNexis True Cost of Fraud study offers important insights into the profound effects of fraud on merchants, consumers and financial institutions. It establishes the actual cost of fraud as witnessed by merchants and provides key findings and specific recommendations for the industry.

American Eagle Outfitters Sees U.K. as Springboard to Western Europe  Sep 17, 2015 2:04 PM By Tim Parry

American Eagle Outfitters wants to be an omnichannel player in Western Europe, and hopes its success launching in the U.K. will be its springboard to success.

eBay to Offer Shipping Club in Germany  Sep 17, 2015 12:33 PM By Tim Parry

As Norm MacDonald pointed out several times from the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update desk, Germans love David Hasselhoff. eBay is also hoping Germans also love free shipping, and is getting ready to launch eBay Plus, which would rival Amazon Prime there.

Are You Prepared for the 2015 Holiday Shopping Season?  Sep 10, 2015 12:16 PM By Tim Parry

ChannelAdvisor has found that nearly 60 percent of respondents plan to start their holiday promotions in September or sooner, and almost a quarter (24 percent) of respondents are planning to offer more holiday promotions than last year as a strategy to increase their 2015 holiday sales.

eBay’s Anniversary Brings 20 Days of Deals  Sep 08, 2015 3:16 PM By Tim Parry

On September 9, in the United States, eBay will launch an exclusive Deals promotion – 20 Days of Deals – delivering daily access to what eBay says will be incredible deals from featured sellers.

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper  Aug 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

bebe stores, inc. Announces Entry Into Greater China  Aug 27, 2015 5:27 PM By Tim Parry

bebe stores, inc. has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Longgoal LLC, a Shanghai-based agency of international high-end brands. The agreement includes a five-year exclusive license to open between 60 and 150 retail and wholesale bebe points of distribution in Greater China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The first boutique is expected to open in the summer of 2016.

How Blue Nile Grew its Chinese Ecommerce Sales 59%  Aug 27, 2015 11:24 AM By Tim Parry

Blue Nile’s second quarter sales were up 7%, and president and CEO Harvey Kanter said that included a 15% growth in international sales, adjusted for currency. Even more impressive is Blue Nile’s sales in China: The specialty jeweler’s sales grew 59% there. Here’s how.

Why You Should Use Third-Parties to Enter Cross-Border Ecommerce  Aug 27, 2015 10:52 AM By Tim Parry

U.S.-based ecommerce merchants have to figure out how to take this very small part of its business and grow their cross-border sales. And unless you’re a global brand, and you already have some sort of global distribution in place, you should seriously consider using a third-party partner to get your cross-border strategy in place.

How Will You Build Your Cross-Border Strategy?  Aug 27, 2015 7:39 AM By Tim Parry

Even if you are not trying to sell your inventory internationally, chances are more than 10% of your ecommerce site traffic is cross-border. Imagine how much higher that would be if you put a cross-border ecommerce strategy in place? Download your copy of Building the Right Roadmap for your cross-border Journey today.

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