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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.

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.

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.

Choosing Marketplaces as Your Cross-Border Shipping Choice

| Tim Parry

Choosing the right shipping option for your cross-border ecommerce business can be tough, but there is one solution that could help American retailers – marketplaces. See why this is a good option and how to pick the one that is best for your business.

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Alibaba Reports Singles Day Sales Up 62% to $9.3B

| Mike O'Brien

While Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba reported that Singles Day 2014 – 11.11 – the world’s largest shopping day, brought in more than $9.3 billion in sales, up 62% from 2013, the global phenomenon has yet to make a significant impact in the U.S.