Shopping Holidays Around the World

| Daniela Forte

Holidays around the world are important for retailers, beginning with winter sales where retailers in the northern hemisphere expect to make 14% of their yearly revenue from Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Boxing Day. See what each holiday means for retailers and customers alike.

Amazon Wants to Keep its Global Footing with Prime Day

| Tim Parry

On the surface, Amazon’s Prime Day celebration seems to be what it is – a one-day shopping holiday that will probably take place July 15 of every year. But Prime Day can also be viewed as an attempt by Amazon to remain the dominant global marketplace player. It’s pretty clear, based on a series of events since it went public in January, that Alibaba wants to take Amazon’s crown as the world’s top marketplace. Anniversary Sale Order Volume Grows 100%

| 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.

Multiple Mother’s Days Means More Global Opportunities

| Maciej Piwoni

Wherever your customers reside, in the U.S. or overseas, it helps to know when they are most likely to shop for your products or services. Like Mother’s Day… and there are many different ways Mother’s Day is celebrated across the globe. Here’s when and how to take advantage of these cross-border opportunities, and more.