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Walmart ShippingPass, Google Buy Button Crash Amazon’s Party  Jun 10, 2015 6:40 AM By Jerry Jao

Walmart’s ShippingPass will offer unlimited three-day delivery of eligible items purchased on Walmart’s website. Google’s buy button follows in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter, which have both added similar functionality to enable purchases without navigating to a third-party site. Here’s how both Walmart and Google will put pressure on Amazon.

The Fate of Your Cross-Border Customer Could Hinge on Shipping  Jun 10, 2015 6:16 AM By Ahmed Naiem

Shipping matters big time to online consumers. And it matters even more to cross-border customers, because, most likely, shipping cost is a higher percentage of product cost for them than for domestic shoppers. For those that can provide superior customer experiences in this area, however, shipping and delivery can be a key differentiator.

Macy’s Exec Predicts BOPS Volume Will Triple This Holiday Season  Jun 09, 2015 12:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

A Macy’s exec told IRCE attendees that buy online/pickup in store demand will be 3x higher during this year’s peak season than it was last December.

The Internet of Things Is About Experience… and Data  Jun 09, 2015 10:51 AM By Tim Parry

The Internet of Things is making devices like internet refrigerators more mainstream today because consumers are hyper-adopting new technology and marketers are engaging in digital disruption. Here’s why experiential devices such as the Apply Watch and certain household appliances are going change the way you collect data, and how you need to react.

4 Ways to Prepare Your Site for Global Ecommerce  Jun 09, 2015 8:51 AM By Neal Kaiser

To successfully launch a global ecommerce site takes more than overcoming the language barrier. Here are 4 tips that will help ensure you’re ready on day 1.

How 1-800-Flowers Rode the Wave of Change  Jun 04, 2015 4:28 PM By Daniela Forte

For, connecting with people is what their business is all about. See how they rode the wave of change with their business.

Internet Society Report Points to Rapid Internet Growth in Africa  Jun 03, 2015 11:24 PM By MCM Staff

The report highlights steady adoption of this transformative technology since the introduction of the Internet to Africa in 1991, reaching just over 20% continent-wide. But these aggregate indicators mask glaring disparities in Internet development levels from country to country.

HighJump Acquires Ecommerce Platform Nexternal  May 29, 2015 9:23 AM By MCM Staff

Supply chain management solutions provider HighJump acquired cloud-based ecommerce platform firm Nexternal; HighJump merged with competitor Acellos in 2014.

5 Tips for Growing Global Ecommerce  May 28, 2015 3:01 PM By Tim Parry

As merchants look to global demand to grow their businesses, cross-border transactions represent a significant market opportunity. But delivering on the promise of a satisfying customer experience can be daunting. Here are five tips to help you grow your cross-border business.

Wine Enthusiast Raises the Bar on its Email Program  May 28, 2015 11:38 AM By Daniela Forte

Wine Enthusiast, a wine accessories and gift retailer, has upped the ante on its email program by adding a new window shopping functionality. See how this will benefit its email program.

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