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.

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How to Avoid a Dip in International Sales Post-Brexit

| Kirsty Tull

If your business depends heavily on sales into the UK and EU, you will need to focus on providing additional value, reducing costs and selling into other markets to compensate for the likely decline in spending. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

Asendia Partners With Israel Post

| MCM Staff

Asendia, the joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post, has agreed on a sales partnership with Israel Post. The partnership will unlock potential for retailers looking to expand their business to Israel, a fast-growing ecommerce marketplace.

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Nearly Half of UK Consumers Have Purchased Cross-Border

| MCM Staff

Fourty-four percent of UK consumers say they have purchased online from other countries, according to a new study from ecommerce firm Bronto Software. See what other insights the study gleaned on the shopping habits of consumers across the pond.

Danish Ecommerce Grows, But Cross-Border Flow Mostly Inbound

| Mike O'Brien

Ecommerce in Denmark was a record-setting 100 billion kroner, or 13.44 billion euros, in 2015, representing 10% of the country’s retail market. But the flow of cross-border goods is mostly into the country, due to the high price of Danish goods and stiff overseas competition. See what else a national trade association discovered in a new report.