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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.

Global CEOs of 3PLs Confident of Growth Prospects  Oct 08, 2015 11:47 AM By MCM Staff

An annual survey of 3PL CEOs found they are confident about the current state and future growth potential of their companies and the industry worldwide.

AliExpress Selects Newgistics for U.S. Deliveries  Oct 07, 2015 4:39 PM By MCM Staff

Newgistics, a provider of end-to-end commerce solutions for top retailers and brands, announced that it will provide delivery services in the U.S. for products purchased through AliExpress.

Cross-Border Commerce: Managing Inventory and Fulfillment  Oct 05, 2015 10:28 AM By Lori Mitchell-Keller

Across the world, a few retail brands have built empires out of successfully leveraging both local and cross-border commerce transactions.

Week in Review: Staples Won’t Open Doors on Thanksgiving Day  Oct 02, 2015 12:00 PM By MCM Staff

And the first Christmas shoe of the 2015 holiday season has dropped… Staples has announced will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. I mean, really, a retail store not open on Thanksgiving Day? That’s sacrilege! I’m kidding, of course. This whole phenomenon of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day so shoppers could beat the Black […]

Columbia Sportswear Appoints General Manager of Canadian Subsidiary  Oct 01, 2015 2:53 PM By Tim Parry

Columbia Sportswear announced today the promotion of Mr. David M. Brulé to serve as general manager of the company’s wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, effective immediately.

Where Do You See Cross-Border Ecommerce Going in 5 to 10 years?  Oct 01, 2015 2:37 PM By Tim Parry

Cross-border B2C ecommerce volume is rapidly rising, but where do you see cross border retail going in five to 10 years?
Here’s how Jill Finger Gibson, Principal Analyst, Ecommerce, Digital Clarity Group, and Craig Reed, Senior Vice President, Global Ecommerce, Pitney Bowes, answered that during the September webinar “Creating Your Roadmap to Cross-Border Success.”

International Merchants Not Exempt from Fraud  Oct 01, 2015 11:40 AM By Daniela Forte

When it comes to fraud, international merchants are just as susceptible. See what challenges international merchants face when it comes to fraud.






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