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Alibaba an Ecommerce Force to Be Reckoned With  Oct 07, 2014 11:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Concerning Alibaba’s global aspirations, the company has struck deals in 2014 with the French and Italian governments aimed at fostering ecommerce growth for merchants from those countries selling on Tmall, including providing them with enrollment support, online marketing and customer service support.

Amazon Expands Seller Holiday Deals Program Worldwide  Oct 07, 2014 11:10 AM By Daniela Forte

Sellers will be offering thousands of deals throughout the holiday season across most product categories. The seller holiday deals program, which was introduced for the first time last year, will now be expanding worldwide on local Amazon sites in the U.S., in the EU, China, Japan, India and Canada.

Bringing Your Contact Center Across Borders  Oct 02, 2014 2:01 PM By Tim Parry

With the growing popularity of cross-border ecommerce, do you need to expand your contact center strategy? Depending on which countries you ship to should determine if you need additional contact center needs, or the need to outsource services. Here’s how Brooks Brothers works with its global customers.

Fraud Grows at Faster Pace for International Merchants  Oct 02, 2014 1:44 PM By Tim Parry

The percent of revenue lost to fraud is growing at a faster pace for U.S. merchants that sell across borders than those that just sell domestically, according to the findings of the 2014 LexisNexis True Cost of Fraud Study. Here’s how global merchants compare to their domestic.

MetaPack Acquires ABOL Software Inc.  Sep 26, 2014 4:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

Among other things, the acquisition of ABOL will allow MetaPack to provide its customers with improved visibility into global shipments across carriers and countries. It also offers enhanced delivery intelligence and reporting to better understand delivery challenges like potential delays, so retailers can make adjustments in their supply chain to alleviate issues.

BCBGMAXAZRIA offers Free Shipping, Duty-free purchases, via Borderfree  Sep 24, 2014 6:48 AM By Tim Parry

BCBGMAXAZRIA Group has partnered with Borderfree to expand its international ecommerce capabilities to shoppers in 100 countries, with free shipping to all countries with a minimum purchase.

Getting Logistics and Fulfillment Right to Enter the Canadian Market  Sep 23, 2014 12:01 PM By Steven Page

For marketers, Canada represents a new and lucrative opportunity. However, for companies unfamiliar with the intricacies of Canadian regulation, the transition can seem confusing and costly.

Assets On Hand Among Criteria for Entering New Markets  Sep 23, 2014 11:01 AM By Mike O'Brien

Retailers considering whether to enter a new market via cross border with third-party logistics partners or with an in-country presence should consider factors like their cost of capital and inventory carrying policy, as well as what existing assets can be leveraged in that country, two experts told Multichannel Merchant.

Building an Effective Strategy for International Returns  Sep 23, 2014 10:51 AM By Michael Lamia

Retailers face many unique challenges when selling online to international markets. For example, U.S. merchants need to know what imports are prohibited; when to apply import duties, taxes and tariffs; and how to comply with country-specific forms, country-specific product coding, and local shipping rules.

The Best Ways to Grow Your Ecommerce Sales in Canada  Sep 23, 2014 10:33 AM

Register NOW for the latest webinar from Multichannel Merchant, which will provide an overview of the burgeoning opportunity for U.S. retail marketers. It will include a wealth of actionable information and analysis on how much Canadian consumers are spending, what they’re spending it on and their online surfing and shopping habits.






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