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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.

Alibaba Says It Has Addressed Online Security Vulnerability  Dec 11, 2014 11:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

Alibaba says it is doing all it can to keep on top of security issues that affect its ecommerce merchants, after a published report noted that an Israeli firm in late October found a security flaw in AliExpress, the company’s English language ecommerce site.

Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities  Dec 11, 2014 7:05 AM By Tim Parry

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers, spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically. Here’s a look at where customers prefer to buy cross-border, and what motivates them to buy.

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.

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.

ShopRunner Partners with Alipay  Nov 15, 2014 9:56 PM By Tim Parry

ShopRunner has announced a new partnership with Alipay which will pave the way for Chinese online shoppers to buy directly from U.S. retailers’ ecommerce sites. Here’s why the ShopRunner-Alipay strategic partnership solves historic pain points for both Chinese consumers and U.S. retailers.

European Engineers Embrace Digi-Key for Online Component Sales  Nov 15, 2014 9:24 PM By Tim Parry

Digi-Key, a full-service provider of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in web traffic and online orders placed by design engineers in Europe. Here is why engineers in Germany, the UK, France and Italy, among other regions of Europe, are rapidly embracing Digi-Key as their go-to resource for electronic component selection and availability.

DHL Global Mail in the Americas Rebrands as DHL eCommerce  Nov 14, 2014 12:58 PM By Tim Parry

This rebranding and the new solutions DHL eCommerce is offering customers is a response to projections of significant growth in ecommerce worldwide in the coming years, especially in emerging markets. Here’s more about the rebranding, and what it means for B2C merchants who want to reach global customers.

Alibaba Reports Singles Day Sales Up 62% to $9.3B  Nov 11, 2014 2:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

While Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day 2014 – 11.11 – the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, up 62% from 2013, the global phenomenon has yet to make a significant impact in the U.S.






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