Guess Brings AI to Fashion with Alibaba Collaboration

| Daniela Forte

Guess is partnering with Alibaba Group to bring artificial intelligence to fashion and provide customers with a richer shopping experience combining online and offline elements. Here are some of the features of the FashionAI concept store and what it means for Guess.

Asian Consumers Have Greater Fulfillment Expectations Than Those in U.S.

| Mike O'Brien

Surprisingly, Asian consumers far outstripped their U.S. counterparts in terms of expectations for placing late orders and still qualifying for fast delivery, according to a new global version of the UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey. See what other insights were gleaned from the study on preferences around the globe.

Lamps Plus Inc. Launches New Website in Canada

| MCM staff

Lamps Plus Inc., a specialty lighting retailer in the United States, announced its expansion into the Canada market with the launch of LampsPlus.ca. See why the company decided to make the move and how its business has grown north of the border.

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Tips on Pursuing Growth with Cross-Border Ecommerce

| Gregg Zegras

Broadening the aperture to expand into new markets is one of the best ways to grow your business and increase profits. The real challenge is fully optimizing the potential of cross-border ecommerce. For businesses currently offering a cross-border experience, it’s imperative to constantly be improving the experiences and thinking about what you can be doing better.

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Cross-Border Ecommerce Growing at 25% Per Year

| Mike O'Brien

The gross merchandise value (GMV) of cross-border ecommerce is expected to grow at a healthy 25% per year through 2020, about twice the rate of the domestic market, according to a new report from DHL Express. The report also found that 20% of cross-border purchases were worth more than $200, again higher than domestic ecommerce. See what else the study found, including merchandise categories that are poised to grow.

Retail Trends from 2016 Will Drive Success in 2017

| Gregg Zegras

What were some of the retail and commerce drivers from 2016 that will continue to have an impact on 2017? As you conduct your holiday season postmortem and roadmap your 2017 plans, here are a few trends to mull over while celebrating the New Year.

10 Steps to Holiday 2016 Success

| Daniela Forte

With the holiday season in full swing and consumers shopping, merchants need to be ready to meet their needs and rising expectations. Here are 10 steps they can take to help ensure success this holiday season.