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Tmall Global GMV Up 1,000% Since February Launch  Jan 05, 2015 11:48 AM By Melanie Lee

Tmall Global, Alibaba Group’s ecommerce platform that provides a streamlined channel for Western retailers to sell directly to Chinese consumers, has seen sales increase by more than tenfold in its first 10 months of operation, the company said. Total gross merchandise volume (GMV) for retailers hosted by Tmall Global was up in excess of 1,000% […]

TheWatchery.com Integrates iGlobal Stores Cross-Border Technology  Dec 18, 2014 10:21 AM By MCM Staff

TheWatchery.com will use iGlobal Stores’ cross-border software to improve its international customers’ buying experience and reduce the costs and risks of selling globally.

Mobile Commerce is Booming in China  Dec 18, 2014 9:55 AM By Tim Parry

With ongoing advances in mobile Internet technology, ecommerce in China continues to shift from desktop computers to smartphones and other mobile devices. For the country as a whole, the percentage of mobile transactions to total transactions was 54% this year, up from 22% last year.

FedEx Acquires Bongo International  Dec 16, 2014 6:24 PM By MCM Staff

Bongo International will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx Trade Networks, and its capabilities complement and expand the FedEx portfolio of offerings important to the rapidly growing global ecommerce marketplace.

How to Capitalize on the Right SEO and Social Strategies Globally  Dec 15, 2014 2:34 PM By Greig Holbrook

Deciding which search engines are the most important for brand visibility is an important step in your international online strategy. Here are the right SEO and social strategies to implement in the global market.

Alibaba Says It Has Addressed Online Security Vulnerability  Dec 11, 2014 11:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

Alibaba says it is doing all it can to keep on top of security issues that affect its ecommerce merchants, after a published report noted that an Israeli firm in late October found a security flaw in AliExpress, the company’s English language ecommerce site.

Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities  Dec 11, 2014 7:05 AM By Tim Parry

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers, spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically. Here’s a look at where customers prefer to buy cross-border, and what motivates them to buy.

Why You Need to Reach Customers in Australia  Dec 11, 2014 6:52 AM By MCM Staff

In many ways, Australia is a natural for ecommerce. With 36 million people spread across a continent, Australia has one of the lowest population densities in the world. Australians are accustomed to long-distance shopping, and they are also highly computer literate and wired.

Emailing Canada: Truths and Myths  Dec 09, 2014 1:54 PM By Patrick Gorman

Canada’s new anti-spam regulations have created some misconceptions about what kinds of emails marketers can send to potential clients and consumers north of the border.

We Wish You a Happy… Sinterklaas  Dec 04, 2014 9:41 AM By Hans Hoogenboom

In The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of Germany, Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas day) is celebrated in early December. Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany celebrate on the morning of the 6th; while the Netherlands celebrate on the evening of the 5th. Here’s how you can prepare for Sinterklaas 2015.






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