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.

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.

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.

Deloitte Survey Reveals Major Disruptions This Holiday Season  Oct 27, 2015 10:18 AM By MCM Staff

Deloitte released its 30th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends. The survey reveals major disruptions in holiday shopping traditions, largely due to digital engagement. See what this means for online retailers. and Tencent Expand Partnership to Transform Mobile Marketing for Ecommerce in China  Oct 23, 2015 10:54 AM By MCM Staff and Tencent Holdings Limited jointly announced an expanded partnership to provide merchants with innovative mobile marketing solutions ahead of this year’s Singles Day promotion.

UPS Announces 2016 General Rate Increase of 4.9% to 5.2%  Oct 16, 2015 1:37 PM By Rob Martinez

Effective December 28, UPS Ground rates and accessorial charges will increase by an average net 4.9%, and UPS Air and International services and accessorials, including UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will increase an average net 5.2%.

USPS Raising Shipping Services Rates 9.5% After Holiday Season  Oct 16, 2015 12:13 PM By Tim Parry

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of proposed price changes for its Shipping Services products to take effect next year, following the conclusion of the holiday season. The average Shipping Services price change is 9.5%, which results in an average shipping price of less than $5.50 per shipment across […]

Singapore Post Making Mega Moves in the U.S.  Oct 15, 2015 12:27 PM By Tim Parry

A week after it took a majority stake in ecommerce logistics provider Jagged Peak, Singapore Post announced an agreement to acquire TradeGlobal, an omnichannel provider of end-to-end ecommerce services. Here’s what it all means for U.S,-based merchants who are looking to grow their cross-border sales.

Gilt Groupe Layoffs Should Not Cut Into Cross-Border Strategy  Oct 08, 2015 1:01 PM By Tim Parry

Gilt Groupe has cut 45 jobs, including that of SVP and GM, International Marshall Porter. But that is not an indication that Gilt is giving up on its cross-border strategy. Here’s how the layoffs will affect Gilt’s cross-border strategy.

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