Abercrombie & Fitch Expands Across Asia

| Tim Parry

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. recently launched 10 new ecommerce sites for its Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister brands with the Demandware platform, serving China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. Learn what makes these 10 sites different from its .coms that serve the U.S. market.

Borderfree Acquires DutyCalculator

| MCM Staff

Borderfree announced it will acquire Bundle Tech Limited, the operator of DutyCalculator, a provider of cloud-based global trade and customs compliance data services. Here’s what this means for Borderfree customers.

Making the User Experience Great

| Daniela Forte

According to MCM Outlook 2014, 56% of retailers said within the next 12 months they would be doing a complete redesign of their websites. User experience is key.

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3 Steps to Protect Your Business’ Online Back Door

| Scott Walters

Though it’s easy to forget about the back door, it’s imperative that ecommerce retailers protect the administrative sections of their web content platforms. Fortunately, there are three steps retailers can take now – in advance of Black Friday – to protect their administrative pages.

Hobo Launches Responsive Ecommerce Site

| MCM Staff

Handbag and lifestyle brand Hobo improves ecommerce sales and positions itself for future growth with WebLinc-powered site. The new site, www.HoboBags.com, uses responsive design to optimize the user experience for shoppers on smartphones, tablets or desktop computers.

Getting On Board with Global Operations

| Tim Parry

The opportunity for U.S.-based merchants to sell globally is there, but many remain hesitant to jump into the global waters. But there’s not one set blueprint to grow your cross-border business, as each individual merchant needs to consider several factors based on their goods and needs.

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Tmall or JD.com: Which Platform is a Better Fit?

| Ernie Diaz

The choice between JD.com and Tmall boils down to surrendering responsibility to a massive online distributor, or setting up shop on the world’s busiest, and in many ways most competitive B2C site. Find out which platform best suits your business’s needs.

Mobile Website vs Native App: Which is Better for Merchants?

| Satya Ganni

While many major retailers have rolled out both apps and mobile optimized sites, small and mid-sized merchants, particularly those with limited resources, need to more carefully weigh their options. We’ve outlined the most important differences between mobile websites and native apps.