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Big Opportunities Remain to Optimize Ecommerce Sites for Cross-Border Shoppers  Mar 07, 2016 3:42 PM By MCM Staff

Cross-border sales are expected to account for about 15% of total global ecommerce sales by 2018, according to a recent study by PYMNTS.com. See what other opportunities there are for cross-border shoppers.

Week in Review: Wayfair Just Had the Best. Week. Ever.  Mar 04, 2016 9:05 AM By MCM Staff

Between posting 98% growth in Q4 direct sales, plans for Canadian and European expansion and a new analytics-driven catalog, Wayfair had a pretty good week. The company also announced plans to open its fourth customer service center in Bryan, TX. See what other news and events transpired this week in the world of direct-to-customer retail and ecommerce.

Why India is Becoming an App-First Economy  Mar 02, 2016 1:21 PM By Tim Parry

With its economy soaring and marketplaces showing big signs of success, it’s clear U.S.-based merchants should revisit the notion of selling cross-border into India. While consumers in the U.S. have finally adopted mobile commerce, consumers in India are making it an app-first economy.

Solving the International Tax Calculation and Duty Rates Puzzle  Mar 02, 2016 12:09 PM By Marshal Kushniruk

International trade is bigger than ever. Whether you sell books, business equipment or bagpipes, your customers can just as easily be in New Delhi as in Detroit, since B2B and B2C cross-border ecommerce are flourishing. But tracking the landed cost-related losses is difficult, and it is certainly in the billions of dollars per year worldwide. Here’s how you can solve that dilemma.

Q&A: The Rising Opportunity of Cross-Border Ecommerce  Mar 02, 2016 11:47 AM By Tim Parry

Why aren’t more merchants looking to become cross-border ecommerce sellers? Melissa O’Malley, Director, Global Merchant and Cross-Border Trade Initiatives at PayPal, says many merchants are overwhelmed about where to start. In this Q&A with Multichannel Merchant, O’Malley, who is a keynote speaker at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global 2016, discusses some of the common mistakes ecommerce merchants make when they start their cross-border journey, how technology has made it easier for merchants to go cross-border, and where she sees cross-border ecommerce going in five years.

Wayfair Expanding Its Reach in Canada and Europe  Mar 01, 2016 4:42 PM By Daniela Forte

After investing heavily in an international team, online home goods and decor retailer Wayfair announced it will broaden its global reach to include Canada and Western Europe. While there are still many pieces to tie together, Wayfair is moving full steam ahead with its global initiatives, see what those initiatives are and what they will mean for the brand.

Industry Data Provides Telling Insights for Retailers in 2016  Feb 25, 2016 4:02 PM By Louisa Rupp

This year, retailers are putting a stake in the ground by creating continuous shopping experiences, whether the checkout lane is a couch or store aisle. Here are four trends retailers should look out for in 2016.

Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market  Feb 25, 2016 2:45 PM By MCM Staff

UPS took a big leap this week by investing in crowdsourced startup Deliv, getting a seat on its board and a front-row seat on its operating model. Stay tuned to see how the carrier is able to leverage this relationship to better understand and take advantage of the burgeoning sector of the on-demand economy.

Customers in the Middle East are Willing to Wait  Feb 24, 2016 11:08 AM By Tim Parry

Consumers in the Middle East love to shop, and shoppers in countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt have shown a penchant for ecommerce shopping. Iyad Kamal, COO of global logistics and transportation solutions provider Aramex, explains why customers in the Middle East are willing to wait 3 to 4 days for slower shipping from the U.S.

Former Borderfree Leaders Join Cross-Border Shopping Site iguama  Feb 24, 2016 9:20 AM By Tim Parry

Former Borderfree executives Michael DeSimone and Kris Green have taken on leadership roles at iguama, a Latin American online cross-border mall featuring popular U.S. brands and products. Read why DeSimone and Green are high on the start-up marketplace, and the Latin America market.






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