Take the MCM Outlook Survey and Help Drive the Data

| Mike O'Brien

Once again the team at Multichannel Merchant is conducting the annual MCM Outlook survey, which covers every aspect of ecommerce, marketing and operations in the world of direct-to-customer and omnichannel businesses. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and be entered to win a $500 American Express gift card, courtesy of MCM. You’ll also be providing valuable data that helps shape our coverage of the industry in 2017 and beyond.

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Do International Payment Offerings Make You a Global Merchant?

| Tim Parry

Less than half (41.9%) of merchants who took the MCM Outlook 2016 survey said their ecommerce sites are set up for global business. And 37.8% of those who say their ecommerce sites are set up from global business say it’s because they have international payment offerings. In this video, Zooz’s Chester Ritchie talks about why merchants need to choose a payment platform that allows comfort for the cross-border shopper.

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Were We Right About Omnichannel Fulfillment Trends?

| Tim Parry

Shoppers not only expect but demand flexibility and freedom to buy at their total convenience. This creates supply chain complexity around synchronizing inventory and orders coming from stores, websites, mobile, catalogs, etc.

Ecommerce Gets More Mobile Savvy

| Tim Parry

Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2015 results show that 57.7% of retailers have an m-commerce site, and that’s up significantly from the nearly 40% who said they had one in 2014. Here’s what MCM Outlook 2015 uncovered about the world of ecommerce.

MCM Outlook 2013: Catalogs Still Have Staying Power

| Erin Lynch

Catalogs still have staying power in the direct-to-customer sector, according to results from the MCM Outlook 2013 survey. In fact, more than half of the survey respondents said their companies market products directly to consumers and businesses through a print catalog – and nearly half plan to increase circulation in 2013.