Week in Review: Is an Exclusive Tmall Deal a Good Move for Macy’s?  Aug 15, 2015 10:42 AM By MCM Staff

Macy’s is heading East… to China. The department store retailer has formed a joint venture with Fung Retailing Limited and will have its own online store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform. But is exclusivity good or bad for Macy’s, or any brand?

New Study Reveals Key Attributes of High-Performing Cross-Border Ecommerce Sites  Aug 13, 2015 7:24 AM By MCM Staff and Digital River have released their third quarter X-Border Payments Optimization Index, which measures merchant readiness to capture the estimated $300 billion cross-border ecommerce opportunity.

Newegg Establishes Canada Global Seller Program  Aug 13, 2015 7:16 AM By MCM Staff

Newegg has announced establishment of its Canada Global Seller Program. The new program gives sellers across the globe an easy point of entry to reach millions of Canadian customers.

SKECHERS Launches New Subsidiary in Latin America  Aug 13, 2015 7:07 AM By MCM Staff

Building on its nearly 20 years of business in Latin America, SKECHERS plans to grow its operations and footprint. Here’s why SKECHERS is transitioning 21 SKECHERS stores in the region to subsidiary-owned and -operated locations, looking at new retail destinations, and expanding its account distribution base.

Macy’s Testing Ecommerce in China, Signs Exclusive Deal with Alibaba  Aug 12, 2015 5:54 PM By Tim Parry

Macy’s, Inc. has formed a free-standing joint venture with Hong Kong-based Fung Retailing Limited to explore retailing in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing consumer marketplaces. Under the joint venture, Macy’s plans to begin selling in China in late 2015 through an exclusive ecommerce presence on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global.

Maintaining Your Sanity in the Global Commerce Game  Aug 11, 2015 12:10 PM By Lori Mitchell-Keller

If you’re a retailer who is expanding globally, with physical stores in different countries, it’s essential to understand the barriers and solutions for international commerce. While a product might be wildly successful in the U.S., it does not mean it will create similar demand in Japan or other countries. Here’s how to maintain your sanity.

Week in Review: Is Back to School Still Cool?  Aug 09, 2015 9:26 AM By MCM Staff

Back to school shopping wasn’t cool when you were a kid… and apparently it wasn’t too cool in July. Back to school sales seemed to be slumping, and the season seemed to be taking on a new life a la the traditional holiday shopping season.

Growing your Global Presence Means Going with the Business Flow  Aug 06, 2015 12:05 PM By Tim Parry

Global consumer products manufacturer Newell Rubbermaid grows its global ecommerce presence by focusing on areas is already doing business, and matching that up with where ecommerce is either already big or is emerging quite a bit. In this video, Newell Rubbermaid Vice President of Global Ecommerce Jeremy Liebowitz gives us a look at the company’s cross-border strategy.

Alibaba Group Names Goldman Sachs’ Michael Evans President  Aug 05, 2015 10:59 AM By MCM Staff

Globalization is Alibaba Group’s most important strategy for the coming decades, and its goal is to help 10 million global businesses and serve 2 billion consumers around the world. That’s why Alibaba Group announced the appointment of Michael Evans as President of Alibaba Group on Tuesday.

Don’t Just Personalize Customer Experiences, Localize Them  Aug 04, 2015 11:07 AM By Kirsty Waller

Every brand knows that broad, blanketed marketing messages are no longer effective. Personalized customer experience is becoming more vital than ever to an organization’s success.

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