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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.

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.

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