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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.

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How to Navigate the Complexity of Global Ecommerce

| Tim Parry

No one ever said the world of global ecommerce was simple to navigate. But those retailers who embrace cross-border ecommerce will, in fact, rule the world. Check out the best commentary and advice from Pitney Bowes’ first #PowerofPrecision tweet-up of 2016, “Navigating the Complexity of Global Commerce.”

Week in Review: The Omnichannel Conundrum

| MCM Staff

Pureplay ecommerce retailers are disadvantaged by the high cost of marketing and shipping, making their business model challenging and ultimately unsustainable in the long-term, according to a report released this week by L2.

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Assets On Hand Among Criteria for Entering New Markets

| Mike O'Brien

Retailers considering whether to enter a new market via cross border with third-party logistics partners or with an in-country presence should consider factors like their cost of capital and inventory carrying policy, as well as what existing assets can be leveraged in that country, two experts told Multichannel Merchant.