Alibaba Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Beyond China  Jun 24, 2015 4:09 PM By Tim Parry

Alibaba has announced an expansion of its cross-border ecommerce initiatives, including the launch of 11 official country pavilions on its Tmall Global platform and cooperative partnerships between Juhuasuan, Alibaba’s group-buying platform, and 26 foreign embassies in China.

Week in Review: Amazon Wants You to Deliver  Jun 20, 2015 4:29 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon is trying to make delivery even faster by turning the U.S. into a Nation of Couriers… Who needs drones when you can have an Uber-like delivery experience? Here’s a look at the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world this week. Anniversary Sale Order Volume Grows 100%  Jun 19, 2015 2:58 PM By Tim Parry

One-day orders on June 18, the day of’s Anniversary Sale, increased more than 100% compared to last year. Here’s a snapshot look at the results, which include a jump in mobile orders of more than 60% of total sales.

Borderfree Expands Global Ecommerce Platform and Services  Jun 18, 2015 10:10 AM By MCM Staff

Borderfree, which was recently acquired by Pitney Bowes, has added 120 markets, enabling global ecommerce retailers to localize the shopping experience for customers in long-tail markets around the world. Here’s why Borderfree believes emerging luxury markets such as Nigeria and Kazakhstan should be on cross-border retailers’ radar.

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity in the Global Payments Game  Jun 17, 2015 9:33 AM By Lori Mitchell-Keller

Luckily for retailers that have made global accessibility a priority, there are four ways to create a foundation for global business that can help managers make sense of it all, reduce the insanity and create a global brand that customers will make one of their favorite “destinations.”

Toys R Us Opens State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in France  Jun 17, 2015 9:04 AM By MCM Staff

Toys R Us, Inc. has announced the completion of its new distribution center in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry, France to support the company’s rapidly expanding e-commerce business throughout the country and in select sections of Europe.

Pitney Bowes Rolls Borderfree Into New Global Ecommerce Unit  Jun 10, 2015 3:15 PM By MCM Staff

Pitney Bowes formed a Global Ecommerce business unit, combining the recently acquired assets of Borderfree with Pitney Bowes’ existing ecommerce business.

Jack Ma Isn’t Here to Take Over U.S. Ecommerce  Jun 10, 2015 9:20 AM By Tim Parry

Relax, American ecommerce business owners – Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma is here to help you, not take over the American ecommerce landscape. Here’s why Ma is making a U.S. tour to educate merchants about power of the Chinese consumer.

2 Key Elements for Expanding Cross-Border Ecommerce  Jun 10, 2015 8:22 AM By Tim Parry

Merchants are expanding cross-border into new ecommerce markets. But how do they know what country they should target? In this video taken June 2 at IRCE 2015, The GRIN Labs founder Carl Miller discusses some of the some of the prime criteria for expanding into new cross-border markets.

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.

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