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U.S. Retailers are Often Oblivious to Cross-Border Selling  Mar 29, 2016 4:28 PM By Tim Parry

Why aren’t more merchants looking to become cross-border sellers? Chuck Whiteman, Sr. VP Client Services at MotionPoint, says one reason is because merchants often are just oblivious to cross-border opportunities. In this Q&A with Multichannel Merchant, Whiteman, who is a keynote speaker at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global 2016, discusses the cross-border ecommerce journey

Week in Review: Rolling Out the Red Carpet in Cincinnati  Mar 24, 2016 1:47 PM By MCM Staff

The red carpet will be rolling out in Cincinnati on April 14. That’s when Multichannel Merchant will announce the winners of its annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards its 2016 Operations Summit.

FedEx Rebrands Bongo International as FedEx CrossBorder  Mar 23, 2016 4:55 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx Trade Networks, the international freight forwarding arm of FedEx Corp., has announced the re-launch of Bongo International as FedEx CrossBorder. The announcement highlights the FedEx investment in expanding its international ecommerce offerings.

How to Avoid These 5 Common Web Globalization Mistakes  Mar 23, 2016 2:29 PM By Tim Parry

While it’s valuable to learn from your own mistakes, there’s no reason you can’t also learn from the mistakes of others. Here are five common web globalization mistakes and how to avoid making them.

Ringier Africa Deals Group Acquires Nigerian Online Shopping Platform DealDey  Mar 23, 2016 2:04 PM By MCM Staff

The acquisition of DealDey represents an expansion of Ringier Africa’s portfolio beyond publishing and digital marketing in Nigeria and Silvertree’s first ecommerce investment in the country.

No Foolin’: Growing Global 45% Discount Ends April 1  Mar 23, 2016 1:27 PM By Ellen Shannon

Come to the Growing Global 2016 conference at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati at a special rate of $274. Find out why it’s a powerful way to collaborate with colleagues on your global marketing and logistics challenges, and how to get your discount code.

Tmall vs. JD.com: What’s the Difference?  Mar 23, 2016 12:59 PM By Tim Parry

Tmall or JD.com? That is the question, Whether it is nobler to sell cross-border to consumers in China via one ecommerce marketplace or the other all depends on your business goals. In this video interview conducted last month at eTail West, Merkle CMO and EVP of global development George Gallate explains the difference between China’s two largest marketplaces, and how it affects the control you want as a merchant.

Sifting Through Payment Solution Overload  Mar 21, 2016 6:51 AM By Oren Levy

Aside from the uncertainty regarding the longevity of these payment solutions, there is also the question of regional preferences. A solution which may be appropriate for one area of the world might not work at another. Before making a decision, let’s take a look at some of the payment options available at the beginning of 2016.

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.






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