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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.
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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U.S.-based businesses that engage in marketing activities directed to Canadian residents – both business and individuals – could find themselves on the receiving end of some hefty fines.
Retailers are spending more on marketing data capture than mobile heading into the 2014 holidays, based on a survey by Edelman Berland for eBay Enterprise.
Ikea Group has plans to extend its ecommerce to all of its international markets in the next few years. This online rollout resumes after a year-long standstill, according to Bloomberg.
Consumers in the UK market respond well when credit for returns is applied faster, attendees were told at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference.
Through its partnership with Borderfree, Chico’s FAS will now be able to transact with shoppers in over 100 countries and territories worldwide in more than 60 global currencies.
While the global B2C ecommerce market is booming, there are luxury brands that have yet to embrace this sales channel, according to a press report by ystats.com. As a result, growing luxury ecommerce revenues have gone to online and multichannel retailers and flash sales sites.
If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity. Trends like slower growth in domestic ecommerce relative to other countries and increased website traffic from non-U.S. IP addresses are clear signals that legions of ready and willing online buyers await offshore.
by Curt Barry
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