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7 Key Differences Between Chinese and Western Consumers  Oct 28, 2014 8:11 PM By John W. Spelich

For one thing, online shopping in China is a much bigger deal than it is in the West, as Singles Day sales volumes show. Yet unlike their counterparts in more mature economies, China’s increasingly affluent consumers are fairly new to e-tail. Here are seven key differences between Chinese and Western consumers.

UK Retailer Pushes 500 User Tests Live a Year  Oct 28, 2014 10:27 AM By Daniela Forte

Shop Direct, home of some of the UK’s digital department stores including Woolworths, Very, Littlewoods, Isme and K&Co partners with Qubit platform and as a result has seen success with its push of a larger number of user tests.

Scrubs & Beyond Steps into the International Market  Oct 21, 2014 6:51 PM By Tim Parry

Scrubs & Beyond has partnered with cross border ecommerce provider GlobalShopex to begin selling their products in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

Newgistics Partners with wnDirect for Global Expansion  Oct 21, 2014 3:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

Newgistics partners with wnDirect to expand its parcel delivery and return service to 34 countries.

JD.com Launches Warehouse and Logistics Initiative in Time for Singles’ Day  Oct 21, 2014 2:51 PM By Daniela Forte

This initiative by JD.com will help process orders during Singles Day, and generates a spike in online shopping as people buy gifts for single friends.

Alibaba Joins Global Shipping Effort  Oct 21, 2014 10:56 AM By Daniela Forte

Alibaba and China Shipping Group joined forces to establish a new logistic platform that enhances the efficiency of international trade and benefits both Chinese and Brazilian companies when it’s fully operational.

China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators  Oct 17, 2014 11:50 AM By Daniela Forte

When I was setting up our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active plans to go into the Chinese market.

New Alipay Service Helps Western Companies Expand to China  Oct 16, 2014 10:55 AM By Daniela Forte

Known as ePass, the new service combines Alipay’s cross-border foreign currency settlement capability with overseas delivery solutions from China Smart Logistics Network. It offers retailers access to e-marketing options from Chinese online ad network Alimama.

eBay CMO Talks About Global Branding Campaign  Oct 16, 2014 10:05 AM By Mike O'Brien

Multichannel Merchant’s Q&A with Richelle Parham, chief marketing officer for eBay North America, to learn more about its global branding campaign.

Costco Enters China Through Tmall  Oct 15, 2014 4:41 PM By Daniela Forte

The online store launch will extend Costco’s product offering to consumers in mainland China for the first time. Costco’s online store will initially provide a range of products including food and healthcare product listings, as well as Costco’s private label Kirkland Signature products.






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