Ports See Dramatic Difference From Last Year as Holiday Merchandise Arrives  Nov 10, 2015 1:35 PM By MCM Staff

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.3% this month over the same time last year as consumers begin their holiday shopping. That’s a dramatic difference from this time last year, the National Retail Federation says.

Week in Review: Stats and Figures for Holiday 2015  Nov 06, 2015 4:09 PM By MCM Staff

Multichannel Merchant’s inbox has been inundated with surveys related to holiday shopping trends. So what can we make out of all of these surveys, and how will they affect your last-minute preparation for the 2015 holiday season? Expands Internationally with ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces  Nov 05, 2015 3:49 PM By Tim Parry

ChannelAdvisor announced that is using ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces to connect online consumers with its automotive performance parts and truck accessories on Amazon, eBay Motors, Newegg and Sears.

Target Goes Global With Its Ecommerce Site  Nov 05, 2015 3:16 PM By MCM Staff

Target Corp. announced it has launched an international version of its website available to shoppers in more than 200 countries and territories. See what this means for the company.

Ahead of Singles Day, Cries Foul Against Alibaba  Nov 05, 2015 1:48 PM By Tim Parry

Alibaba may be bracing itself to shatter last year’s record $9.3 billion Singles Day, but it also may soon battle Chinese marketplace rival outside of cyberspace. Click and learn why has a beef with Alibaba.

U.S. Postal Service Projecting 10.5% Increase in Holiday Packages  Nov 05, 2015 1:45 PM By MCM Staff

The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver about 600 million packages this holiday season, up 10.5% over 2014, while hiring 30,000 to meet the peak demand.

GlobalShopex Launches ARK Therapeutic into Cross-Border Ecommerce  Nov 05, 2015 10:33 AM By MCM Staff

By enabling GlobalShopex’s international shipping solution on its BigCommerce store, ARK Therapeutic can now accept international orders and ship to clients in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

Sterling Partners Introduces new eBay Enterprise Company  Nov 03, 2015 2:58 PM By MCM Staff

The combined operations portions of eBay Enterprise and Innotrac will have more than 7,500 employees, operate 27 distribution centers and six customer service sites across North America and Europe.

Week In Review: REI Says No to Black Friday  Oct 30, 2015 2:23 PM By MCM Staff

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, outdoor clothing and equipment retailer REI wants its customers to #OptOutside. Won’t REI lose a lot of money? Probably not, and here’s why. Also, here’s a look at the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world last week.

Bill Blass Set to Launch Globally on November 2  Oct 29, 2015 3:02 PM By MCM Staff

Bill Blass will launch a global ecommerce, with plans to ship to over 65 countries beginning November 2. The launch collection, designed under Creative Director Chris Benz, includes women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories and shoes.

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