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Chinese Ecommerce Market Pegged at $1.7 Trillion by 2020

| Mike O'Brien

Despite some forecasts projecting a slowdown in ecommerce in China, a new report from Goldman Sachs sees the world’s largest online market continuing to boom over the next four years. The report pegged Chinese ecommerce sales at $750 billion in 2016 sales, coming from 460 million online shoppers, and projects a CAGR of 23% through 2020 – nearly triple the rate of offline sales. See what categories and companies are leading.

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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.

Global Parcel Shipping Projected to Grow 20% by 2018

| Mike O'Brien

A new index from Pitney Bowes projects that global parcel shipping will increase 5%-7% per year, increasing 20% by 2018, driven largely by ecommerce growth. See what else the company discovered while surveying parcel shippers in 12 markets.

Alibaba Singles’ Day Tops 2015 Sales with Hours To Go

| Daniela Forte

Single’s Day, the mega-shopping holiday created by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., and held each 11/11, has surpassed 2015’s total of $14.3 billion, with several hours left. See what is being predicted for this shopping event and how it will impact shoppers.

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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.

SnapDeal Launches SnapDeal Gold Service

| Daniela Forte

In an effort to keep up with recent moves by competitors FlipKart and Amazon, Indian ecommerce marketplace SnapDeal has launched SnapDeal Gold. The Indian marketplace boasts that the service will provide no shipping charges, free next day delivery and an extended 14-day return policy. See what else this new service will offer SnapDeal customers.

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Indian Ecommerce Market to Reach $220 Billion by 2025

| MCM Staff

Indian ecommerce is projected to hit $220 billion by 2025, driven by a younger demographic profile, increasing internet penetration and economic growth. See how the strength of logistics and fulfillment operations are critical factors in this surge.