Parcel Shipping Volumes Growing Rapidly Worldwide

| Mike O'Brien

Driven in large part by ecommerce, parcel shipping volume in 13 major global markets grew by 48% from 2014 to 2016, going from 44 billion parcels in 2014 to 65 billion in 2016, with projections of annual growth between 17%-28% over the next four years, according to a study by Pitney Bowes.

Payment Pitfalls In the Cross-Border Cart

| Chris Johnson

It goes without saying that the cross-border ability to reach billions of consumers around the world presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses. However, retailers are faced with pitfalls in the payment process, resulting in more abandoned carts than ever. Here is how retailers looking to go cross-border with their business can avoid these payment headaches in the shopping cart.

Retail Trends from 2016 Will Drive Success in 2017

| Gregg Zegras

What were some of the retail and commerce drivers from 2016 that will continue to have an impact on 2017? As you conduct your holiday season postmortem and roadmap your 2017 plans, here are a few trends to mull over while celebrating the New Year.

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Global Shopping Data and the Black Friday Weekend

| Mike Ganci

This holiday season American shoppers are joined by consumers from over 140 countries who are buying from U.S. brands. Here is the shopping data and trends you need to know during the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

Global Parcel Shipping Projected to Grow 20% by 2018

| Mike O'Brien

A new index from Pitney Bowes projects that global parcel shipping will increase 5%-7% per year, increasing 20% by 2018, driven largely by ecommerce growth. See what else the company discovered while surveying parcel shippers in 12 markets.

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.

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Why Retailers Should Capitalize on Global Online Marketplaces

| Megan Higgins

During the last few years, more online marketplaces have been emerging globally, offering retailers even more avenues to sell products, compete and expand their footprint internationally. To remain competitive in this changing landscape, there are three key considerations that U.S. retailers should take into account to help successfully optimize their international strategy and provide a positive shopping experience for consumers.