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Canada and Its Effect on Global Ecommerce  Jan 15, 2015 4:47 PM By Daniela Forte

The Canadian ecommerce market is seeing a steady increase in buyers and online business with no signs of slowing down. See what is creating this steady growth.

Target Can’t Say “Blame Canada”  Jan 15, 2015 12:35 PM By Tim Parry

Target’s life in Canada did not last very long. Tuesday was the 4th anniversary of Target’s $1.85 billion Canada acquisition of the Zellers chain from Hudson’s Bay Company. Here’s why Target had a hard time winning over Canada.

Orchard Brands Partners With Borderfree  Jan 15, 2015 10:51 AM By MCM Staff

Orchard Brands, a multichannel retailer of apparel and home products focused on serving women and men above the age of 50, has partnered with Borderfree to give consumers around the globe online access to its family of fashion and beauty, home and wellness brands.

U.S. Currency Boom Impacts Global Ecommerce  Jan 05, 2015 1:54 PM By Michael DeSimone

Beyond the holiday shopping headlines, there’s another economic story that retailers are following: the increasing strength of the U.S. dollar.

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.






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