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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.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Group has partnered with Borderfree to expand its international ecommerce capabilities to shoppers in 100 countries, with free shipping to all countries with a minimum purchase.
For marketers, Canada represents a new and lucrative opportunity. However, for companies unfamiliar with the intricacies of Canadian regulation, the transition can seem confusing and costly.
Retailers considering whether to enter a new market via cross border with third-party logistics partners or with an in-country presence should consider factors like their cost of capital and inventory carrying policy, as well as what existing assets can be leveraged in that country, two experts told Multichannel Merchant.
Retailers face many unique challenges when selling online to international markets. For example, U.S. merchants need to know what imports are prohibited; when to apply import duties, taxes and tariffs; and how to comply with country-specific forms, country-specific product coding, and local shipping rules.
With 1.4 billion people living in China and 650 million using internet and 80% of these internet users on mobile devices, it is projected that by 2020, the Chinese ecommerce market will be bigger than that of U.S., U.K., Japan, Germany and France, according to an infographic by Adyen.
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.
Small businesses are tapping into global markets with enormous and expanding revenue potential, according to an infographic by PayPal.
Does the global market you are entering fit your product or service? Is the demand there? Does your product translate well into other cultures other than the United States? Ask yourself these questions and make sure the answers are yes.