Chinese Ecommerce Spending More than UK, U.S. Combined

| Mike O'Brien

A new report from the Boston Consulting Group found that Chinese ecommerce spending was $750 billion in 2016, more than the U.S. and the UK combined, while it’s growing at 20% per year, twice as fast as those markets. See what else the report found, including China’s booming mobile commerce use.

Are Online Marketplaces Preying on Your Business?

| Curt Barry

The lure of online marketplaces and the exposure to tens of millions of their customers can lead to significant sales growth, but at what cost? Here’s some things to keep in mind before jumping in and hanging out your virtual shingle.

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Amazon to Add Nearly 3M in FC Space in New Jersey

| MCM staff

To address customer demand in the New York metro area, Amazon announced plans to open three new fulfillment centers in New Jersey totaling nearly 3 million square feet. This is in addition to an existing 1.4 million-square-foot facility in Robbinsville, NJ that opened in 2014.

Walmart Offers Discount for Store Pickup

| Mike O'Brien

In a move designed to save on shipping costs while offering flexibility to customers, Walmart will begin offering discounts when shoppers opt to pick up an online order in store. See what industry observers have to say about the move, including Walmart’s positioning against Amazon.

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Chinese Rule Changes Ease Restrictions on Cross-Border Goods

| Daniela Forte

New guidance from the Chinese government on cross-border ecommerce has given merchants clarity on potential policy changes, making it easier for them to sell goods in popular categories like food, cosmetics and health supplements normally subject to stricter scrutiny. Here is what is expected from these changes and what it means for cross-border in China.

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Amazon Shuts Down Quidsi

| MCM Staff

Amazon announced it is shutting down Quidsi, the parent company to ecommerce sites Soaps.com, Diapers.com and others. See what this will mean for the ecommerce sites under the Quidsi company.