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While U.S. consumers are gearing up for holiday shopping to begin this week, the international holiday shopping season kicked off on Oct. 6, according to data from Borderfree. Here’s why Borderfree says Asia has emerged as a priority region for U.S. e-retailers this holiday season.
Based on the preliminary consumer shopping data from the Answers Experience Index: 2014 U.S. Retail Report, Amazon is once again leading in online customer satisfaction. But its leadership is eroding. Here’s a look at who’s gaining on Amazon, and other key findings on holiday season behavior.
Purchases made via Alipay on 11.11 topped $9.3 billion, a 60% jump thanks to Alibaba’s efforts to globalize Singles Day. In this video, Scot Wingo, the founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, shares his views on Alibaba’s efforts, and what lessons U.S.-based merchants can carry over into the holiday season.
Payment by credit card continues to predominate worldwide, but alternative payment methods such as e-wallets are on the rise and outpace the growth of credit card use.
Entry into new markets, expanded ecommerce and improved customer service – if any of these appear on your list of priorities for 2015, the chances are that you might also be thinking of opening a new contact center, either in the U.S. or overseas. Here’s why you need to also think about a PCI compliant cloud-based payment processing solution.
The Nordic countries – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland – are an attractive group of markets for international ecommerce businesses for a number of reasons. With more than 15 million consumers online in the Nordic region, we discuss the factors you should be aware of when entering the ecommerce market in the Nordics.
ShopRunner has announced a new partnership with Alipay which will pave the way for Chinese online shoppers to buy directly from U.S. retailers’ ecommerce sites. Here’s why the ShopRunner-Alipay strategic partnership solves historic pain points for both Chinese consumers and U.S. retailers.
Digi-Key, a full-service provider of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in web traffic and online orders placed by design engineers in Europe. Here is why engineers in Germany, the UK, France and Italy, among other regions of Europe, are rapidly embracing Digi-Key as their go-to resource for electronic component selection and availability.
This rebranding and the new solutions DHL eCommerce is offering customers is a response to projections of significant growth in ecommerce worldwide in the coming years, especially in emerging markets. Here’s more about the rebranding, and what it means for B2C merchants who want to reach global customers.
While Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day 2014 – 11.11 – the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, up 62% from 2013, the global phenomenon has yet to make a significant impact in the U.S.
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