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More than One-Third of Chinese Online Shoppers Now Buying Cross-Border  Nov 19, 2015 2:56 PM By MCM Staff

Amidst a year of market-moving news coming out of China, no shortage of attention has been paid to its growing consumer class’ buying power as more enter the global online ecommerce market. PayPal and Ipsos released the findings of their second global cross-border commerce report, which investigated the online and cross-border shopping habits of more than 23,200 consumers in 29 countries, and reveals new opportunities for merchants to expand their international sales.

Canadian Shoppers Won’t Bring the U.S. a Boost on Black Friday or Cyber Monday  Nov 19, 2015 2:41 PM By Tim Parry

Canadian shoppers love a good deal, so much so over 1.2 million people are planning to call in sick to take advantage of sales and promotions being offered this Black Friday or Cyber Monday according to a new IPG Mediabrands study.

GiftBasketsOverseas.com Continues Breaking Chinese Language Barrier  Nov 19, 2015 1:49 PM By MCM Staff

International gift basket seller GiftBasketsOverseas.com announced the launch of its webpage in Chinese http://www.giftbaskets.com.cn, along with its mobile device counterpart http://m.giftbaskets.com.cn.

Survival Tips for Launching Localized Sites in Mobile-First Emerging Markets  Nov 19, 2015 11:01 AM By Chuck Whiteman

Global customers are increasingly using mobile devices to research and buy. Launching localized mobile-first experiences in international markets is good business, but it’s not without its challenges. Here are a few to consider.

5 Reasons You Need to Follow Tim Parry on Twitter  Nov 17, 2015 11:13 AM By MCM Staff

Mike O’Brien isn’t the only Multichannel Merchant editor you need to follow on Twitter, no sir. We definitely think you should also follow our Managing Editor, Tim Parry, too!

Savvy Western Brands Win Big on Singles Day  Nov 16, 2015 1:04 PM By Chuck Whiteman

Singles Day 2015 recently came and went, and more than a few Western retailers are surely envious at how Chinese companies fared during the November 11 sales event. The shopping holiday isn’t just for Chinese companies anymore. Savvy Western brands are getting wise, and getting a piece of the action.

What We’ve Learned from Singles Day 2015  Nov 12, 2015 12:47 PM By Tim Parry

Rumor of a weak Chinese economy may have been greatly exaggerated: Singles Day 2015 came in like a lion, and went out like a lion. So what have we learned, so far, from Singles Day 2015?

JD.com Announces Singles Day Orders Up 130%, Driven by Record Mobile Transactions  Nov 12, 2015 6:50 AM By Tim Parry

JD.com announced record-breaking one-day results from its November 11 Singles Day sale. Orders increased by 130%, and GMV rose more than 140%. Here’s a look into JD.com’s numbers, which channels drove the most transactions, and at which international brands did well on the Chinese marketplace.

Newegg Offers Local Shipping for Australian Customers  Nov 11, 2015 5:19 PM By Tim Parry

Newegg has announced local shipping to customers in Australia. The move is the latest in a series of strategic investments made by Newegg to address key international growth markets.

5 Survival Tips for Launching Ecommerce Sites in Global Markets  Nov 06, 2015 9:40 AM By Chuck Whiteman

More and more retailers are discovering the wisdom of “going global” with their ecommerce strategies, and are launching localized websites into new international markets. It’s a smart bet. Done properly, such online expansion can deliver an immediate and sustained impact by increasing customers and profits. But this kind of growth isn’t always worry-free—after all, international […]






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