Skechers Launches Joint Venture in Israel

| MCM Staff

Skechers USA Inc., announced it has signed a joint venture partnership in Isreal with local regional distributor MGS Sport Trading Ltd. Here is what it will mean for Skechers as it expands it global footprint.

eBay Opens VR Department Store in Australia

| Tim Parry

eBay and Australian retailer Myer have joined forces to provide a glimpse into the future of shopping by developing and launching the world’s first virtual reality (VR) department store, which connects to the existing eBay.com.au API and allows Myer’s product range, pricing and stock information, which is updated in real time – a first for virtual reality experiences globally.

Alibaba Group Strikes a Deal With the Canadian Government

| MCM Staff

Alibaba Group and the Canadian government have unveiled a declaration of cooperation that will strengthen efforts to promote trade between Canadian small and medium sized businesses and Chinese consumers. Here’s how the agreement will benefit everyone involved.

Google Updates Its Seller Ratings Program

| Daniela Forte

Google has quietly been telling sellers that it is increasing from 30 to 150 the minimum number of reviews needed over the previous 12 months. See what this means for sellers and how it impacts their business going forward.

SnapDeal Launches SnapDeal Gold Service

| Daniela Forte

In an effort to keep up with recent moves by competitors FlipKart and Amazon, Indian ecommerce marketplace SnapDeal has launched SnapDeal Gold. The Indian marketplace boasts that the service will provide no shipping charges, free next day delivery and an extended 14-day return policy. See what else this new service will offer SnapDeal customers.

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Ditch Amazon: The Reason Many Retailers Are Leaving

| Mike DeFabis

Is Amazon losing brands? It certainly looks that way as more brands opt to leave Amazon as a sales channel. Brands like Birkenstock and a growing list of others are opting out of Amazon. Find out why merchants are leaving and what it will mean for the marketplace giant.

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Two Tap Launches Crossborder Shopping Service

| MCM Staff

Two Tap has launched Two Tap Crossborder, the first fully automated service that allows consumers outside of the U.S. to order products from American retailers just as easy as buying locally in their own country. Here’s how Two Tap plans to help U.S. merchants simplify shopping for crossborder customers.

PartCycle Builds an Amazon-like Experience for Quality Used Auto Parts

| MCM Staff

PartCycle Technologies has launched The PartCycle Marketplace, an ecommerce platform providing recycled and remanufactured original equipment auto parts for collision and mechanical repair professionals and consumers. Here’s how PartCycle plans to connect buyers who need quality parts with professional automotive recyclers.

Alibaba Group Previews Plans around 2016 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

| MCM Staff

Alibaba Group has announced that as a continuation of the success of the Group’s inaugural 11.11 countdown gala last year, it will once again host a similar event this year in the hours leading up to the midnight start of the upcoming 2016 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. Here’s what Alibaba plans to do offline to get buyers to shop online this Singles Day.