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December 17, 2014




Rakuten Talks Mobile Conversion Trends

In this video interview, Multichannel Merchant content producer Daniela Forte talks with George Chang, senior vice president of sales, merchandising and marketplace for Rakuten about the current holiday shopping trends as we look ahead to 2015.

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December 16, 2014




FedEx Acquires Bongo International

FedEx Corp. announced today that it acquired Bongo International, a leader in cross border enablement technologies and solutions. Bongo International’s capabilities complement and expand the FedEx portfolio of offerings important to the rapidly growing global ecommerce marketplace.

Bongo International’…

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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December 8, 2014




A Retail Brand That Rallies Customers – and Employees

The world is supposedly flat, but marketing is rounder than ever before. Consumers make purchases based on beliefs and values, which means retail brands are judged from 365 degrees and held to ethical standards that often have little to do with …

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In Blog, Branding

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December 11, 2014




Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers (those for whom more than 10% of their online spend is cross-border), spending approximately twice as much as consumers who …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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December 11, 2014




Alibaba Says It Has Addressed Online Security Vulnerability

Alibaba says it is doing all it can to keep on top of security issues that affect its ecommerce merchants, after a published report noted that an Israeli firm found a security flaw in AliExpress, the company’s English language …

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In Ecommerce, Ecommerce

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December 3, 2014




3 Tips to Protect Your Holiday Shopper’s Data

With the 2014 holiday season coming into full swing, Americans will spend more than $600 billion, a 4.1% increase from last year. But it’s not all glee and twinkling lights out there.  According to the Credit Union National Association, a recent poll …

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In Blog, Data & Analytics

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December 10, 2014




Staples Offers More Products and Services with New Exchange

Staples announced its new Staples Exchange, a platform that allows merchants to offer products to Staples customers through all of its ecommerce channels, with multiple integration options.

Instead of requiring merchants to use a third party provider that charges integration …

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In Ecommerce, marketplaces

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December 9, 2014




Amazon Takes a Page from eBay with new “Make an Offer” Experience

Amazon announced its new “Make an Offer” experience that allows customers to negotiate even lower prices on thousands of items.

If prices are agreed upon, customers can then purchase the items at a savings from the listing price, according to …

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In Amazon, eBay

November 15, 2012




NRF Urges President to Act Now on Fiscal Cliff

The National Retail Federation is urging President Barack Obama and Congress to fix the impending fiscal cliff before Thanksgiving fearing that tax hikes and spending cuts will affect consumer confidence for the holiday shopping season.
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In Ecommerce, Email

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December 3, 2014




Five Top Logistical Factors for Pop-up Store Success

Just as ecommerce once disrupted the time-honored tradition of brick and mortar retail, pop-up stores are seemingly the new, trendy must-haves for ecommerce retailers themselves.

From Amazon to Kate Spade, retailers globally have hopped on the pop-up store hype train.

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In Blog, customer experience

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