Alibaba Group Strikes a Deal With the Canadian Government

| MCM Staff

Alibaba Group and the Canadian government have unveiled a declaration of cooperation that will strengthen efforts to promote trade between Canadian small and medium sized businesses and Chinese consumers. Here’s how the agreement will benefit everyone involved.

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Nearly Half of UK Consumers Have Purchased Cross-Border

| MCM Staff

Fourty-four percent of UK consumers say they have purchased online from other countries, according to a new study from ecommerce firm Bronto Software. See what other insights the study gleaned on the shopping habits of consumers across the pond.

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Two Tap Launches Crossborder Shopping Service

| MCM Staff

Two Tap has launched Two Tap Crossborder, the first fully automated service that allows consumers outside of the U.S. to order products from American retailers just as easy as buying locally in their own country. Here’s how Two Tap plans to help U.S. merchants simplify shopping for crossborder customers.

TradeGlobal Names Blake Lundberg New President

| MCM Staff

TradeGlobal has announced the appointment of Blake Lundberg as the company’s new President. In his new role, Lundberg will manage the strategic direction of TradeGlobal with a focus on driving sustainable, long-term growth.

Flipkart Acquires Online Fashion Store Jabong

| Tim Parry

According to Flipkart’s Facebook page, the Indian ecommerce marketplace is “in a relationship” with Jabong. And it’s not complicated: Flipkart-owned Myntra Designs has agreed to buy Rocket Internet-backed online fashion retailer Jabong for $70 million in cash.

In the World of Cross-Border Shopping, Not Everything Can Cross Borders

| Jamin Dick

What’s on your to-do list? If you’re thinking about expanding into cross-border, it’s probably filled with the basics like keeping on top of currency conversions, duties and taxes, international advertising, and a mountain of other concerns. But what about discovering which items in your inventory can legally be shipped where? These are three important considerations when expanding into the cross-border world.

VAT in a Cross-Border World

| Gregg Zegras

The VAT Challenge is not a one and done issue. Rules are changing constantly as more and more governments want to ensure that they are getting their share of the increasing cross-border sales. Here are some facts to think about when it comes to VAT.

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Walmart Creates New China Strategy, Sells Yihaodian to JD.com

| Daniela Forte

Walmart has entered a joint venture with JD.com that will create a shift in Walmart’s ecommerce strategy in China. The U.S. retail giant has sold its Yihaodian ecommerce marketplace to Chinese marketplace operator JD.com, and plans to retain the Yihaodian direct business and set up a retail presence on JD.com. Here’s what the deal means to both retailers.