Pitney Bowes Vice President of Global Ecommerce Craig Reed explains why retailers should be concerned about their global ecommerce businesses, which sectors should invest in global, and what sort of research they should do before they go global.
Fine jeweler and watch retailer Betteridge announced that it has partnered with Borderfree to expand its online customer experience globally. By partnering with Borderfree, Betteridge now offers international shipping to over 100 countries and territories worldwide in more than 60 global currencies.
The presentation, which is entitled Get It Delivered For Less: World-Class Strategies for Sourcing Global Parcel Transportation Rates & Contracts, provides advanced procurement strategies for shippers looking to reduce global parcel costs through contract negotiations.
GoECart has partnered with Bongo International to make global ecommerce easier and quicker for GoECart customers.
A GNC executive told retailers at IRCE 2014 how they could avoid a repeat of holiday shipping delays in 2014.
U.S.-based retailers may see that International sales are making up less than 5% of their growth, and decide it’s not worth investing time and energy into global ecommerce. But Ken Burke, founder, chairman and CEO of MarketLive, says that should not be overlooked.
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba plans to pay $250 million for a 10% stake in the Singapore Post, Singapore’s national postal system.
Retailers can face global ecommerce issues on their own, or work with a third party that can support the merchant’s globalization venture and help it overcome each related challenge by virtue of its local knowledge and infrastructure.
From the day it launched its ecommerce site three years ago, fashion ecommerce site Modnique set out to sell globally. With a localized .ru version of its ecommerce site, Modnique was able to have success targeting customers in Russia.
Retailers looking to go international often have their eyes set on China in particular. China is, after all, the biggest opportunity for most online merchants. But they need to consider the following.