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July 30, 2015




The 5 Ms of Selling Cross-Border Into China

I had the honor of introducing Alibaba Group’s Jimmy Tobyne’s keynote session on July 21 at our Growing Global conference, and was asked to take a few minutes to warm up the crowd with some related information.
And the first thing …

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July 11, 2015




Here’s Why You Should be Exploring ASEAN Markets Before Braving the Giants

As two of the largest and fastest-growing ecommerce markets on the planet, China and India are naturally on every expanding global business’ ‘to do’ list. However, although both markets boast thriving economies, there are numerous restrictions which prevent foreign businesses …

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July 24, 2015




Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded.

A members-only marketplace, Jet is going after Amazon by allowing sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on …

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Growing Global 2015, ecommerce, global ecommerce, Brazilian ecommerce, AliExpress, Alibaba, ecommerce marketplaces

July 23, 2015




Brazil a Lucrative but Complex Market for Cross-Border Trade

AliExpress, Alibaba’s online marketplace that specializes in inexpensive goods, is exploding in Brazil because it’s cheaper for consumers to buy there than from a domestic seller who pays the high cost of importing them, an expert panel told …

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July 22, 2015




Facebook the Top Acquisition Platform for Retailers

Social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging and attracting new customers, even though paid search and email marketing are still on the top of retailers’ list of effective customer acquisition channels, according to …

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July 16, 2015




Prime Day Was a Major Cross-Border Ecommerce Event

Amazon.com’s inaugural shopping holiday, Prime Day, geared up to be a major cross-border ecommerce event. Multichannel Merchant, the leading source of information on ecommerce, management, marketing and operations, and organizer of the upcoming Growing Global conference, called Prime Day …

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July 16, 2015




Consumers Were Not Impressed With Amazon’s Prime Day

[caption id="attachment_68944" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Overall, consumers were not impressed with Amazon’s Prime Day, and took to social media with their complaints.[/caption]

Wednesday turned out to be a Prime Day for Amazon… to hold a garage sale.

That …

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Rue La La, Gilt Groupe, flash sales, ecommerce, retail, online retail, Zulily, luxury goods, high end, high-end retail

June 24, 2015




Rue La La Honors Charleston Shooting Victims

In an email this week, flash sale apparel retailer Rue La La spoke out about the shooting last week at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC in which nine people were shot dead by a lone gunman.

The letter, written …

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June 22, 2015




The 7 Tenets of Personalization 3.0

For over a decade, marketers have been promised the power of digital personalization to enable more relevant and effective customer experiences, individualized communications and offers, and higher conversion rates and average order values.

And marketers are paying attention. Forrester Research …

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July 10, 2015




Amazon Wants to Keep its Global Footing with Prime Day

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 …

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