FedEx, FedEx Express, UPS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, global, global shipping, global fulfillment, global consumers, China, chinese market, chinese consumers, ecommerce

October 28, 2014




7 Key Differences Between Chinese and Western Consumers

On Nov. 11, millions of Chinese consumers are expected to go online to shop during an event called the 11.11 Shopping Festival. To those in the West who have heard of it, this annual 24-hour sale, held on an unusual Chinese holiday …

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In Blog, cross-border

October 1, 2013




Consumers Increasingly Turning to Their Smartphones, Tablets for Specific Retail Activities

When it comes to consumers’ love of all things digital, using tablets and smartphones to interact with retailers is high on their list.

According to a report produced in partnership with comScore and The Partnering Group and released today at …

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In Mobile Commerce, News

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September 19, 2013




Postmaster General Says USPS in Midst of Financial Disaster

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a U.S. Senate committee today that the U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low.

Donahoe is seeking legislation that will …

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In Executive, News

Borderfree, global marketing, global ecommerce, marketing, holiday shopping, holiday 2014, ecommerce ,marketing best practices

October 20, 2014




Making the Most of Seasonal Peaks in Consumer Shopping

The way we shop is always changing and evolving. In recent years we’ve seen a number of different factors such as technology enabled services and multichannel retailing play a more prominent role than ever before. There has been a …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

October 17, 2014




China and Alibaba: Ecommerce News Dominators

When I was setting up our MCM Global Ecommerce newsletter, I was trying keep a balanced list of our top global articles and couldn’t help but see so many of them were about companies making active plans to go …

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In Blog, cross-border

Alibaba, alibaba group, Tmall, Taobao, online marketplace, google, Walmart, Walmart.com, Jack Ma, supply chain, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment

October 16, 2014




New Alipay Service Helps Western Companies Expand to China

Alipay, Alibaba’s online payment system, is providing more Western merchants a direct online sales channel to Chinese consumers, according to a blog post by the Alibaba Group.

Known as ePass, the new service combines Alipay’s cross-border foreign currency …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

eBay, online marketplace, ecommerce, global ecommerce, marketing, global marketing, marketing campaign, online sellers

October 16, 2014




eBay CMO Talks About Global Branding Campaign

eBay has launched its first-ever branding campaign with the same message across four of its biggest markets: the U.S., Australia, Germany and the U.K., with plans to add more countries in 2015.

The idea is to show that eBay …

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In Branding, Campaign

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October 6, 2014




How Product Reviews Can Benefit Retailers

It is imperative to have product reviews on your products these days.  For many retailers it isn’t even a question, but a must-have.

Matt Moog, CEO of ratings and reviews software company Power Reviews said product reviews help drive …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Amazon, United Kingdom, Amazon UK, UK, same-day delivery, Royal Mail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, shipping/delivery, shipping, global ecommerce

September 30, 2014




Amazon 20th Anniversary Shows How Ecommerce and Marketing Have Evolved

Once upon a time, when mom-and-pop shops ruled the land, one-on-one relationships between retailers and customers were easy to nurture. Vendors understood their customers’ tastes and knew what they wanted and needed. But the advent of the big-box retailer turned …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

Amazon, United Kingdom, Amazon UK, UK, same-day delivery, Royal Mail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, shipping/delivery, shipping, global ecommerce

October 7, 2014




The Amazon Buy Box – The Internet’s $80 Billion Button

With 2014 winding down, ecommerce analysts are predicting that Amazon will have made over $120 billion in revenue this year alone. Of this, between $40 and $50 billion will be going straight to the hands of third-party merchants, online retailers that sell on Amazon’…

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In Amazon, Ecommerce

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