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Is Walmart Making a Play for Jet.com?

| Tim Parry

Walmart is in talks to buy ecommerce marketplace startup Jet.com, according to an article published August 3 by The Wall Street Journal. And the price tag is not a Rollback deal: According to the article, sourced say Walmart is willing to pay $3. Lets take a look at why Jet.com is a vital piece to Walmart’s ecommerce puzzle.

Newegg, Pitney Bowes Make Waves Down Under

| Tim Parry

Newegg and Pitney Bowes are making waves down under, with both announcing brand extensions this week in Australia. Newegg has launched a store on eBay Australia, and Pitney Bowes will help Australian merchants sell cross-border.

JD.com and Lenovo Announce New Multiyear Partnership

| Daniela Forte

China’s ecommerce company JD.com and Lenovo announced the expansion of their existing relationship in an effort to grow consumer and business demand for Lenovo products throughout China. See how this will benefit and impact both companies moving forward.

UK Shoppers Want Pricing in Pounds

| MCM Staff

Four out of five consumers in the UK will not purchase from ecommerce sites that do not list their prices in British Pounds, according to a survey of 1,000 people in the UK by One Hour Translation. Here’s what you need to consider if you sell to customers in the UK.

In the World of Cross-Border Shopping, Not Everything Can Cross Borders

| Jamin Dick

What’s on your to-do list? If you’re thinking about expanding into cross-border, it’s probably filled with the basics like keeping on top of currency conversions, duties and taxes, international advertising, and a mountain of other concerns. But what about discovering which items in your inventory can legally be shipped where? These are three important considerations when expanding into the cross-border world.

For U.S. Merchants, Brexit is Much Ado About Nothing

| Tim Parry

U.S.-based merchants should not need to worry about selling to U.K. customers in a post-Brexit world.
Although U.K. voters chose to leave the European Union on June 24, and the decision had a major negative impact on the world’s financial markets, at least one U.K. businessman says it’s steady-as-she-goes for cross-border ecommerce.

Prime Day Huge For Amazon, But Rising Tide Didn’t Lift All Boats

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon had a massive Prime Day, reporting its biggest sales day ever, surpassing even its results on Black Friday or Cyber Monday as it overcame checkout glitches and social media grumbling. But some sellers said their results weren’t as off the charts as those of Amazon itself. See what else took place on Amazon’s much-promoted 21st anniversary.