Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Reach $1.5 Trillion

| Daniela Forte

Holiday retail sales are expected to rise 4% to 4.5% over last year’s shopping season to a potential total of $1.5 trillion according to a Deloitte study. Here are some other predictions being made about the upcoming holiday season and what it could mean for retailers.

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Domestic Retailers are Opening Up to Cross-border Ecommerce

| Mike O'Brien

While presenting a number of risks and some significant barriers to entry, global ecommerce represents a massive opportunity and more retailers are jumping onboard as solutions for addressing cross-border business become more readily available. Here’s a look at what’s fueling cross-border ecommerce growth.

3 Ways to Simplify International Expansion with Global Marketplaces

| MCM staff

International e-commerce presents many challenges, and selling across borders requires careful consideration of cultural differences, government regulations and operational infrastructure. This article outlines the various marketplaces and fulfillment tools that are available to help retailers tackle this growing International opportunity.