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Global Consumers Get Early Start on Holiday Shopping Season  Nov 24, 2014 10:46 AM By Tim Parry

While U.S. consumers are gearing up for holiday shopping to begin this week, the international holiday shopping season kicked off on Oct. 6, according to data from Borderfree. Here’s why Borderfree says Asia has emerged as a priority region for U.S. e-retailers this holiday season.

Lessons Learned From Alibaba’s $9.3 Billion Singles Day  Nov 18, 2014 1:17 PM By Tim Parry

Purchases made via Alipay on 11.11 topped $9.3 billion, a 60% jump thanks to Alibaba’s efforts to globalize Singles Day. In this video, Scot Wingo, the founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, shares his views on Alibaba’s efforts, and what lessons U.S.-based merchants can carry over into the holiday season.

A Deep Dive Into the 2014 Pitney Bowes Global Online Shopping Study  Oct 30, 2014 11:53 AM By Tim Parry

A successful international strategy centers on providing buyers with clarity and accuracy in the online buying process, certainty and transparency in delivery, and competitive pricing. Here’s a deep dive into the results of the 2014 Pitney Bowes Global Online Shopping Study results.

7 Key Differences Between Chinese and Western Consumers  Oct 28, 2014 8:11 PM By John W. Spelich

For one thing, online shopping in China is a much bigger deal than it is in the West, as Singles Day sales volumes show. Yet unlike their counterparts in more mature economies, China’s increasingly affluent consumers are fairly new to e-tail. Here are seven key differences between Chinese and Western consumers.

Scrubs & Beyond Steps into the International Market  Oct 21, 2014 6:51 PM By Tim Parry

Scrubs & Beyond has partnered with cross border ecommerce provider GlobalShopex to begin selling their products in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

Newgistics Partners with wnDirect for Global Expansion  Oct 21, 2014 3:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

Newgistics partners with wnDirect to expand its parcel delivery and return service to 34 countries.

China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators  Oct 17, 2014 11:50 AM By Daniela Forte

When I was setting up our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active plans to go into the Chinese market.

New Alipay Service Helps Western Companies Expand to China  Oct 16, 2014 10:55 AM By Daniela Forte

Known as ePass, the new service combines Alipay’s cross-border foreign currency settlement capability with overseas delivery solutions from China Smart Logistics Network. It offers retailers access to e-marketing options from Chinese online ad network Alimama.

eBay CMO Talks About Global Branding Campaign  Oct 16, 2014 10:05 AM By Mike O'Brien

Multichannel Merchant’s Q&A with Richelle Parham, chief marketing officer for eBay North America, to learn more about its global branding campaign.

Costco Enters China Through Tmall  Oct 15, 2014 4:41 PM By Daniela Forte

The online store launch will extend Costco’s product offering to consumers in mainland China for the first time. Costco’s online store will initially provide a range of products including food and healthcare product listings, as well as Costco’s private label Kirkland Signature products.






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