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Wayfair Cites Healthy Customer Growth, Cyber Weekend as Q4 Sales Drivers  Feb 26, 2016 1:42 PM By Daniela Forte

Wayfair announced last week that its fourth quarter direct sales grew 98% to $686 million in the fourth quarter compared to 2014, during its earnings call Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah explained how Wayfair has grown its direct business, which is 93% of total net revenue. On top of that, Wayfair announced the launch of its new catalog, which will marry its online and offline business together. See what else Wayfair has cooking in the months ahead.

Schuler Shoes Improves Its Site Search and Navigation Capabilities  Feb 25, 2016 11:51 AM By Daniela Forte

Schuler Shoes achieved success when it was able to decrease its website bounces, gained improvements in its search and navigation pages and increase time spent on the site after implementing a search and navigation plugin. See what other improvements were made for the brand.

Customers in the Middle East are Willing to Wait  Feb 24, 2016 11:08 AM By Tim Parry

Consumers in the Middle East love to shop, and shoppers in countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt have shown a penchant for ecommerce shopping. Iyad Kamal, COO of global logistics and transportation solutions provider Aramex, explains why customers in the Middle East are willing to wait 3 to 4 days for slower shipping from the U.S.

Visa Checkout Further Expands Global Reach  Feb 23, 2016 2:00 PM By MCM Staff

Visa Inc., has announced that its Visa Checkout will be further expanding its availability to several more countries, see which countries have made the cut and what this will mean for global merchants and customers.

Thirstie Adopts Content-to-Commerce Strategy  Feb 22, 2016 1:38 PM By Daniela Forte

In an effort to stand out, rethink, grow and maintain its customer base, Thirstie, an alcohol-on-demand delivery service had to adopt the “content-to-commerce” strategy using its digital magazine “The Craft” to engage users and keep them coming back. See what results this strategy did to help the brand.

Amazon Flex Drivers Reportedly Delivering Parcels  Feb 19, 2016 3:16 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon is once again on the move in logistics and delivery, with Reuters reporting its courier-based Amazon Flex network is making parcel deliveries in addition to the typical everyday goods being sent to Prime members.

Reuters said Amazon did acknowledge that drivers for Amazon Flex in Texas had already begun mixing in parcel deliveries with regular Prime Now orders. Amazon Flex, which allows couriers to sign up for delivery shifts via an app, is currently available in 14 cities including Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Dallas.

China is Hype, Latin America is Your Cheap Date  Feb 18, 2016 9:55 AM By Tim Parry

Getting ready to expand your ecommerce presence into China? You may want to give it a second though, and think, instead, about venturing into Latin America. Perry Ellis International Vice President of Ecommerce and Digital Marketing Jose Nino shares 5 lessons his company learned about doing cross-border business in Latin America.

Are Canadian Consumers Our Cross-Border Buddies?  Feb 18, 2016 9:08 AM By Tim Parry

The MCM Outlook 2016 survey results are in… and it looks like Canadian consumers are U.S. merchants’ cross-border buddies. While Canada may not be a surprise as the most-popular country U.S.-based merchants sell into, the other four may be a shot. Click through to find out, and let us know which countries you’re selling into.

Amazon May Stunt Global Ecommerce Growth  Feb 10, 2016 12:56 PM By Tim Parry

Amazon is looking to dominate the world of global ecommerce. But its unwillingness to disclose this information to its sellers may stunt your growth. Click through and read which piece of information Amazon is still withholding from marketplace sellers.

Dragon Boat: The Next Cross-Border Disrupter?  Feb 10, 2016 12:32 PM By Tim Parry

Bloomberg News unveiled Amazon’s secret and elaborate plans to launch a new venture called Global Supply Chain by Amazon, and it looks like it could be a disrupter for cross-border ecommerce. Here’s a look at what Amazon’s Dragon Boat could mean for the global ecommerce industry.






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