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FedEx Acquires Bongo International  Dec 16, 2014 6:24 PM By MCM Staff

Bongo International will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx Trade Networks, and its capabilities complement and expand the FedEx portfolio of offerings important to the rapidly growing global ecommerce marketplace.

Why You Need to Reach Customers in Australia  Dec 11, 2014 6:52 AM By MCM Staff

In many ways, Australia is a natural for ecommerce. With 36 million people spread across a continent, Australia has one of the lowest population densities in the world. Australians are accustomed to long-distance shopping, and they are also highly computer literate and wired.

We Wish You a Happy… Sinterklaas  Dec 04, 2014 9:41 AM By Hans Hoogenboom

In The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of Germany, Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas day) is celebrated in early December. Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany celebrate on the morning of the 6th; while the Netherlands celebrate on the evening of the 5th. Here’s how you can prepare for Sinterklaas 2015.

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.






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