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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

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

When I was setting up the newsletter for 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.

Amazon Launches Same-Day Pickup in UK  Oct 15, 2014 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

Expanding a service it has offered here overseas, Amazon has launched same-day parcel pickup in the UK through its delivery partner Connect Group.

‘Tis the Season to Put Your Global Marketing Plan in Place  Oct 14, 2014 9:40 AM By Michael DeSimone

Identifying common oversights retailers make with global marketing for the holidays, and winning tactics for seizing the season’s full sales potential.

Canadian Ecommerce a Great Opportunity for U.S. Merchants  Oct 13, 2014 10:30 AM By Mike O'Brien

With a consumer base that loves American brands, is very plugged in digitally and among the largest online spenders in the world, Canadian ecommerce is a prime opportunity for U.S.-based merchants.

Going Global in an Omnichannel World  Oct 09, 2014 10:00 AM By Daniela Forte

During a meeting at Shop.org, Borderfree chief strategy officer Kris Green told Multichannel Merchant that retailers need to make sure that consumers have the same experience whether they buy in store or online.

UPS Buys Global Ecommerce Firm i-parcel  Oct 07, 2014 2:02 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced today it has acquired U.S.-based global ecommerce enabler and logistics company i-parcel for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition complements UPS’s international cross-border logistics capabilities from the U.S. and U.K., now extending to more than 100 countries.

Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With  Oct 07, 2014 11:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Concerning Alibaba’s global aspirations, the company has struck deals in 2014 with the French and Italian governments aimed at fostering ecommerce growth for merchants from those countries selling on Tmall, including providing them with enrollment support, online marketing and customer service support.

MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.  Sep 26, 2014 4:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues.






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