Global ARCHIVE

eBay Now Expands Delivery Reach In Existing Locations  Jul 23, 2013 12:45 PM By Daniela Forte

Local shopping service eBay Now, which already delivers products to consumers from local retailers in the San Francisco, San Jose and New York City markets, has expanded its reach in those areas.

4 Tips to Increase International Sales  Jul 22, 2013 10:56 AM By Erin Lynch

Selling internationally for U.S. based retailers can be tough especially since international shoppers tend to abandon their shopping carts at higher rates compared to their American counterparts. In fact, according to this snapshot of the international shopper, 37% avoid buying online because of the shipping costs alone. But don’t let that discourage you from selling and shipping globally, here are a few steps you can take to snag that sale.

How to Create Convenient B2B Shopping Experiences  Jul 17, 2013 12:41 PM By Craig Vodnik

B2B software companies must ensure a convenient sales process that reflects their customers’ shopping preferences. Businesses must plan for conflict between different sales channels and customers’ expectations of the shopping experience.

3 Tips to Get Ready for In-Store Pickup  Jul 10, 2013 1:41 PM By Jonathan Levitt

With Walmart offering in-store pickup via self-serve lockers, and Gap trying out “reserve-in-store,” it’s clear retailers are still trying to figure out the best method to bridge the online-offline experience. Here are three proven strategies retailers can use to nail the newest omnichannel shopping trend.

Why U.S. Merchants Need To Expand Their Borders  Jul 09, 2013 11:38 AM By Daniela Forte

Merchants are going beyond the domestic borders and thinking globally when it comes to selling their products. Here’s what Craig Reed, vice president of global commerce for Pitney Bowes, said in an interview at IRCE 2013 about selling internationally.

USPS to See Real Time Tracking in All Locations by Years End  Jul 01, 2013 1:43 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service expects to see real time tracking in all 67 of its districts by the end of 2013. The move was generated to give “piece of mind” to both the customer and the shipper with 15-minute real time package tracking.

HoneyBaked Ham Company to Launch in Japan  Jun 25, 2013 10:10 AM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

The HoneyBaked Ham Company announced that after it’s 55-year history selling in the United States it will now expand to Japan with a storefront, an ecommerce site, sampling and a full marketing campaign specific to the region.

Destination Determines Favorite Shippers in B2B World  Jun 18, 2013 4:14 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.

4 Most Important Things to Watch for in Fraud Prevention  Jun 12, 2013 11:22 AM By Tabitha Stang

How can ecommerce businesses fight the dynamic nature of fraud and reduce losses associated with fraudulent purchases? While certainly not exhaustive, here are four important things to watch for in your ecommerce fraud prevention.

Study Shows Consumers Want Seamless Shopping Experience  Jun 12, 2013 10:34 AM By Daniela Forte

Integrating in-store, online and mobile shopping channels is the best thing retailers can do in order to improve the shopping experience according to half of the respondents of the recent Seamless Retail Study by Exolevel. The study found that 89% of consumers said it was important for retailers to let them shop for products in the way that is convenient for them, no matter which sales channel they choose.






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