Alibaba Group Names Goldman Sachs’ Michael Evans President  Aug 05, 2015 10:59 AM By MCM Staff

Globalization is Alibaba Group’s most important strategy for the coming decades, and its goal is to help 10 million global businesses and serve 2 billion consumers around the world. That’s why Alibaba Group announced the appointment of Michael Evans as President of Alibaba Group on Tuesday.

Don’t Just Personalize Customer Experiences, Localize Them  Aug 04, 2015 11:07 AM By Kirsty Waller

Every brand knows that broad, blanketed marketing messages are no longer effective. Personalized customer experience is becoming more vital than ever to an organization’s success.

Hermes Strengthens Parcel Business in Russia in Concert with European Expansion  Aug 04, 2015 10:35 AM By MCM Staff

Hermes has announced new actions to strengthen its parcel business in Russia. As part of its overall European expansion strategy, the retail and logistics services provider has acquired the 49% share held by DPD in Hermes-DPD Russia. Under the terms of the agreement, DPD will continue to handle logistics transport services in Russia.

Week in Review: eBay Now Same-Day Service Grounded  Jul 31, 2015 12:17 PM By MCM Staff

eBay has pulled the plug on its eBay Now same-day delivery pilot programs, but is still exploring solutions that fit better with its 25 million sellers. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

The 5 Ms of Selling Cross-Border Into China  Jul 30, 2015 3:02 PM By Tim Parry

It seems like if you want to build your cross-border ecommerce strategy into China, it comes down to 5 M-words or phrases. In no particular order, they are…

Visa and Stripe Partner to Expand Ecommerce Globally  Jul 30, 2015 2:33 PM By MCM Staff

Working together, Visa and Stripe, a mobile and online payment provider, will enable a global payments solution for new ecommerce experiences like “buy buttons” and new innovations to come.

Bitnet and Zooz Enable Merchants to Accept Bitcoin  Jul 30, 2015 2:28 PM By MCM Staff

Bitnet and Zooz have announced a strategic partnership that will enable merchants to accept bitcoin as a payment method on the Zooz payment platform.

Ecommerce Innovation Happening Around the World  Jul 30, 2015 12:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

Forrester analyst Zia Daniell Wigder told Growing Global attendees that ecommerce innovation is not just U.S.-based but distributed widely around the globe.

Building the Right Cross-Border Ecommerce Roadmap  Jul 29, 2015 6:14 PM By Tim Parry

Even if you are not trying to sell your inventory internationally, chance are, more than 10% of your ecommerce site traffic – and more than 7% of your ecommerce sales – is cross-border. Imagine how much higher those numbers would be if you put a cross-border ecommerce strategy in place?

Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies  Jul 24, 2015 4:50 PM By MCM Staff

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

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