4 Tips to Increase International Sales

| Erin Lynch

Selling internationally for U.S. based retailers can be tough especially since international shoppers tend to abandon their shopping carts at higher rates compared to their American counterparts. In fact, according to this snapshot of the international shopper, 37% avoid buying online because of the shipping costs alone. But don’t let that discourage you from selling and shipping globally, here are a few steps you can take to snag that sale.

HoneyBaked Ham Company to Launch in Japan

| MCM Staff

The HoneyBaked Ham Company announced that after it’s 55-year history selling in the United States it will now expand to Japan with a storefront, an ecommerce site, sampling and a full marketing campaign specific to the region.

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

Destination Determines Favorite Shippers in B2B World

| Erin Lynch

When it comes down to which parcel shipping carrier is a favorite in the B2B world, the answer might as well be, “domestic shipper or international shipper?” according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013.

Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Curbside, curbside pickup, in-store pickup, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, omnichannel strategy, mobile app, mobile commerce, m-commerce

Best Buy to Sell its Stake in Europe

| Erin Lynch

Best Buy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of its interest in Best Buy Europe, according to a statement issued by the electronics retailer, back to Carphone Warehouse.

Prospecting for Growth and Rewriting the Rules of Business

| Bernard Luthi

As a big brand, it is dangerous to assume that because you can’t change something overnight your business can’t be agile. Rather businesses requires a forward thinking leadership team that isn’t afraid to risk changing direction and productivity in the short term for a long term gain.

Amazon’s Cure to Short-Term Thinking in Business

| Tim Parry

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, explores the main symptoms associated with the current plague of short-term thinking, how companies can begin growing again, and how the “Amazon Cure” and Jeff Bezos’ focus on innovation and investment help create long-term value.