Multichannel Merchant Week In Review The News, Commentary & Events that Shaped Commerce This Week

week of 03/11/2016
10 Ways A 3PL Can Help Multichannel Companies Operate Profitably
Third-party logistics companies or 3PL providers can help ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants expand internal fulfillment operations without large outlays. In the past five years some large companies have entered the market with extremely competitive services and costs.To help in the decision process, here are 10 ways that 3PLs have helped companies do just that.…»
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Join Us on Twitter March 15 for the Growing Global Tweet Up
What are you doing on Tuesday, March 15 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern? Join Multichannel Merchant Managing Editor Tim Parry and PayPal Director of Global Cross-Border Trade Initiatives Melissa O’Malley for a Growing Global tweet-up. Click through to find out more about this fast-paced online event. …»
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Do International Payment Offerings Make You a Global Merchant?
Less than half (41.9%) of merchants who took the MCM Outlook 2016 survey said their ecommerce sites are set up for global business. And 37.8% of those who say their ecommerce sites are set up from global business say it's because they have international payment offerings. In this video, Zooz's Chester Ritchie talks about why merchants need to choose a payment platform that allows comfort for the cross-border shopper. …»
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Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight
Ending months of speculation, Amazon says it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while taking a 20% stake in the Ohio company. This gives Amazon a significant boost in its air freight capacity, as much as 15%, and signals to the major carriers it is eager to control more of its logistics destiny.…»
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