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Week In Review: Bubble Wrap Becomes Unbreakable  Mar 18, 2016 9:41 AM By MCM Staff

Pop… Pop… Pop Pop… Pop…
Well, that’s a series of sounds we may not hear anymore, shortly after a co-worker or a family member opens a package. That’s because Sealed Air’s “unpoppable” Bubble Wrap protective packaging solution is now commercially available worldwide.
Read on and find out what this means for Bubble Wrap aficionados and your packaging, and what else was big news this week.

Unpredictable Logistics Issues in China are Holding Retailers Back  Mar 16, 2016 11:53 AM By Lisa Henthorn

In the global shipping and logistics business, the unforeseen is the norm, and as some brands are learning the hard way. That’s especially true in China, where total online retail spending is forecast to climb above $1 trillion by 2019. Despite these issues, China holds more than enough business opportunities to offset them.

Sanctions Against Iran End, Increasing Your Brand’s Potential in the Middle East  Mar 16, 2016 10:49 AM By Don DePalma

On January 16, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiated between Iran and six world powers took effect. Besides decreasing political and nuclear tensions, the JCPOA has significant implications for any company selling products or services to governments, businesses, or consumers. Most importantly, it welcomes Iran back to the community of nations–and the global economy.

Hermes’ BorderGuru Announces Logistics Partnership with Alibaba Group  Mar 15, 2016 10:12 PM By MCM Staff

The partnership will enable BorderGuru‘s U.S. and European clients to efficiently ship products sold on Alibaba’s popular TMall Global online marketplace to Chinese customers. In collaboration with Cainiao, BorderGuru will manage the entire cross-border shipping process.

Vantiv and Credorax Partner to Expand Card-Not-Present Payments Acceptance  Mar 15, 2016 10:06 PM By MCM Staff

Vantiv and Cerdorax announced a partnership that bolsters the capabilities of Vantiv’s merchants to serve global consumers via card-not-present channels. Read why this relationship will allow Vantiv merchants to process and settle card payments in the local currencies of 34 countries.

Tweeting Up with Growing Global Keynoter Melissa O’Malley  Mar 15, 2016 9:58 PM By Tim Parry

Multichannel Merchant held its first-ever tweet up Tuesday, featuring Growing Global keynoter Melissa O’Malley, PayPal’s Director of Global Cross-Border Trade Initiatives. The best tweets from the tweet up, which was held March 15, are featured in the following Storify gallery.

Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight  Mar 10, 2016 3:14 PM By MCM Staff

Ending months of speculation, Amazon says it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while taking a 20% stake in the Ohio company. This gives Amazon a significant boost in its air freight capacity, as much as 15%, and signals to the major carriers it is eager to control more of its logistics destiny.

Do International Payment Offerings Make You a Global Merchant?  Mar 09, 2016 9:44 AM By Tim Parry

Less than half (41.9%) of merchants who took the MCM Outlook 2016 survey said their ecommerce sites are set up for global business. And 37.8% of those who say their ecommerce sites are set up from global business say it’s because they have international payment offerings. In this video, Zooz’s Chester Ritchie talks about why merchants need to choose a payment platform that allows comfort for the cross-border shopper.

Join Us on Twitter March 15 for the Growing Global Tweet Up  Mar 08, 2016 12:54 PM By Tim Parry

What are you doing on Tuesday, March 15 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern? Join Multichannel Merchant Managing Editor Tim Parry and PayPal Director of Global Cross-Border Trade Initiatives Melissa O’Malley for a Growing Global tweet-up.

Linio Selects Payoneer to Disburse Cross-Border Payments  Mar 08, 2016 11:51 AM By MCM Staff

Linio, Latin America’s largest ecommerce store, has selected Payoneer Inc. to power its payments to sellers worldwide. The partnership will provide international sellers access to the estimated $88 billion Latin-American ecommerce market through Linio’s 8 localized platforms, by allowing them to receive their funds using Payoneer’s payment solutions.






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