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Why Brazil is an Opportunity for Cross-Border Growth  Oct 20, 2015 11:24 AM By Nicole Wickswat

With a growing middle class and an increasing number of consumers buying online, Brazil is driving the economic growth in Latin America. See how you can make this country part of your cross-border ecommerce plan.

Localization for Cross-Border Ecommerce Needs to go Beyond Translation  Oct 20, 2015 10:59 AM By Tim Parry

Localization is a key component for building your cross-border ecommerce strategy, but it’s also much more than just making sure your site is translated properly for consumers in your target country.

Week in Review: And the Rate Increases are Rolling In  Oct 16, 2015 2:47 PM By MCM Staff

The major package carriers’ general rate increases for 2016 are rolling in… just in time for the holidays! Here’s a look at what the carriers are doing, plus the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world last week…

Singapore Post Making Mega Moves in the U.S.  Oct 15, 2015 12:27 PM By Tim Parry

A week after it took a majority stake in ecommerce logistics provider Jagged Peak, Singapore Post announced an agreement to acquire TradeGlobal, an omnichannel provider of end-to-end ecommerce services. Here’s what it all means for U.S,-based merchants who are looking to grow their cross-border sales.

5 Things You Need to Know About Cross-Border Shoppers  Oct 15, 2015 11:54 AM By Tim Parry

Pitney Bowes released its 2015 Global Online Shopping Study to gain a better understanding of consumers’ perceptions about cross-border ecommerce shopping. Here are the five things you need to know.

How to Optimize Localized Websites for New International Markets  Oct 13, 2015 1:11 PM By Chuck Whiteman

More companies are increasing their growth, and revenue, by expanding into global markets. The savviest businesses understand that localized websites are the fastest and most cost-effective way to reach these new customers. Here are four localization techniques that should not be overlooked.

3 Holidays You Could Easily be Selling Into Right Now  Oct 13, 2015 1:00 PM By Melissa O'Malley

It is almost always a holiday somewhere, which means the global merchant has the chance to ring up new sales in addition to ringing in the New Year. Here are some to know about.

Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for Jet.com  Oct 09, 2015 6:24 PM By MCM Staff

Jet.com has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that Jet.com eliminated its $50 membership fee. Here’s a look at Jet.com founder Marc Lore’s bold move, and the rest of the news that shaped the industry this week.

Gilt Groupe Layoffs Should Not Cut Into Cross-Border Strategy  Oct 08, 2015 1:01 PM By Tim Parry

Gilt Groupe has cut 45 jobs, including that of SVP and GM, International Marshall Porter. But that is not an indication that Gilt is giving up on its cross-border strategy. Here’s how the layoffs will affect Gilt’s cross-border strategy.

Will Singles Day Be a Bust for U.S. Retailers?  Oct 08, 2015 12:16 PM By Tim Parry

Singles Day 2015 may not be big for U.S. retailers. ChannelAdvisor executive chairman Scot Wingo says he hasn’t seen much spillover where Chinese consumers are buying from U.S. merchants. But he adds that the best way to take advantage of the Chinese consumer on Singles Day is to sell on Tmall.






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