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India Will Overtake U.S. to Become World’s Second Largest Smartphone Market by 2017  Jul 03, 2015 9:30 PM By MCM Staff

India will soon overtake the United States to become the world’s second largest smartphone market by 2017, selling an impressive 174 million units. Here’s what’s driving smartphone growth in India.

Mexico Becomes Amazon’s Latest Cross-Border Market  Jul 03, 2015 9:21 PM By Tim Parry

Building on the success of the Kindle Store that opened for Mexican customers in 2013, Amazon.com has launched its physical goods store on Amazon.com.mx, a Spanish-language website with millions of unique items available for customers in Mexico. “Our mission at Amazon is to be Earth’s most customer centric company, and we strive to be the […]

Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit  Jul 03, 2015 8:26 AM By MCM Staff

It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

6 Tips to Globalize Your Address Forms  Jul 02, 2015 10:37 AM By Henry Thomas

While most addresses around the world have commonly understood formats, there are some idiosyncrasies that could trip up even the savviest web developer. With Growing Global 2015 now just a few weeks away, we wanted to share some top considerations when dealing with international addresses.

Week in Review: Confederate Flags Pulled After Sales Spikes  Jun 26, 2015 2:27 PM By MCM Staff

The controversy surrounding the Confederate flag spilled to ecommerce sites and shopping carts, as retailers scrambled to stop sales of the Confederate flag. Here’s more about that, and a look at the rest of this week’s news, commentary and events.

Cross-Border Ecommerce Has Become a Much Broader Conversation  Jun 25, 2015 12:10 PM By Tim Parry

Traditionally, Canada, Australia and the U.K. have been the main cross-border destination for U.S.-based retailers. Soon after, Asia and the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) became the cross-border hot spots.

Most Merchants Say Their Sites are Set Up for Cross-Border Consumers  Jun 25, 2015 11:44 AM By Tim Parry

Three out of five retailers say their ecommerce sites are ready to serve the needs of cross-border consumers.

Criteria for Entering New Global Markets  Jun 25, 2015 11:27 AM By Mike O'Brien

Jeremy Liebowitz, VP of global ecommerce for Newell Rubbermaid, talks about the company’s criteria for choosing which global markets to enter at IRCE 2015.

China’s New Ecommerce Guidelines a Focus at Growing Global 2015  Jun 25, 2015 6:27 AM By MCM Staff

China’s recent move to boost its cross-border ecommerce capabilities will be one focus in this year’s Growing Global conference, taking place July 21-22 in Hollywood. Here’s why you need to be there.

Alibaba Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Beyond China  Jun 24, 2015 4:09 PM By Tim Parry

Alibaba has announced an expansion of its cross-border ecommerce initiatives, including the launch of 11 official country pavilions on its Tmall Global platform and cooperative partnerships between Juhuasuan, Alibaba’s group-buying platform, and 26 foreign embassies in China.






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