Amazon Creates Prime Day, Its Own Global Selling Holiday  Jul 06, 2015 6:25 AM By Tim Parry

On the eve of Amazon’s 20th birthday, the company introduces Prime Day, a global shopping event, with more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. See how Amazon plans to take over the world on July 15.

Aeropostale Continues Expansion With Licensing Agreements in India and Indonesia  Jul 03, 2015 9:42 PM By MCM Staff

Aeropostale’s expansion plans in India include the opening of 50 standalone stores, 150 shop-in-shops in select locations, and ecommerce operations across the country over the next five years, beginning in March 2016.

Mexico Becomes Amazon’s Latest Cross-Border Market  Jul 03, 2015 9:21 PM By Tim Parry

Building on the success of the Kindle Store that opened for Mexican customers in 2013, has launched its physical goods store on, a Spanish-language website with millions of unique items available for customers in Mexico. “Our mission at Amazon is to be Earth’s most customer centric company, and we strive to be the […]

Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit  Jul 03, 2015 8:26 AM By MCM Staff

It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

Week in Review: Confederate Flags Pulled After Sales Spikes  Jun 26, 2015 2:27 PM By MCM Staff

The controversy surrounding the Confederate flag spilled to ecommerce sites and shopping carts, as retailers scrambled to stop sales of the Confederate flag. Here’s more about that, and a look at the rest of this week’s news, commentary and events.

China’s New Ecommerce Guidelines a Focus at Growing Global 2015  Jun 25, 2015 6:27 AM By MCM Staff

China’s recent move to boost its cross-border ecommerce capabilities will be one focus in this year’s Growing Global conference, taking place July 21-22 in Hollywood. Here’s why you need to be there.

Alibaba Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Beyond China  Jun 24, 2015 4:09 PM By Tim Parry

Alibaba has announced an expansion of its cross-border ecommerce initiatives, including the launch of 11 official country pavilions on its Tmall Global platform and cooperative partnerships between Juhuasuan, Alibaba’s group-buying platform, and 26 foreign embassies in China.

Week in Review: Amazon Wants You to Deliver  Jun 20, 2015 4:29 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon is trying to make delivery even faster by turning the U.S. into a Nation of Couriers… Who needs drones when you can have an Uber-like delivery experience? Here’s a look at the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world this week. Anniversary Sale Order Volume Grows 100%  Jun 19, 2015 2:58 PM By Tim Parry

One-day orders on June 18, the day of’s Anniversary Sale, increased more than 100% compared to last year. Here’s a snapshot look at the results, which include a jump in mobile orders of more than 60% of total sales.

U.S. Postal Service Selects Vantiv for Payment Fraud Solution  Jun 19, 2015 9:45 AM By Mike O'Brien

CINCINNATI – Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that it has been selected by the United States Postal Service to provide a full suite of omnichannel payment solutions. Vantiv’s processing services will support the efficiency, scale and functionality required for […]

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