JD.com is Invading Britain to Promote Chinese Ecommerce

| Tim Parry

JD.com will host a week-long roadshow of “British Week” activities in the United Kingdom to enable more British brands to sell direct to consumers across China. Here’s a look at some of the ways JD.com is invading Britain offline to grow its online business, and which U.K. brands are already on board.

BBB and Korea Consumer Agency Sign Cross-Border Dispute Resolution Agreement

| Tim Parry

The Council of Better Business Bureaus and the Korea Consumer Agency have signed an agreement to offer cross-border dispute resolution for Korean consumers who purchase goods and services from companies in North America, and for consumers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico who purchase from companies in the Republic of Korea.

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Why Retailers Should Capitalize on Global Online Marketplaces

| Megan Higgins

During the last few years, more online marketplaces have been emerging globally, offering retailers even more avenues to sell products, compete and expand their footprint internationally. To remain competitive in this changing landscape, there are three key considerations that U.S. retailers should take into account to help successfully optimize their international strategy and provide a positive shopping experience for consumers.

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Best Practices for Purchasing Goods from Cross-Border Ecommerce Marketplaces

| MCM Staff

The Customer Service and Trust and Safety teams at DHgate.com, China’s largest B2B marketplace, have released their recommended best practices for buyers purchasing goods from cross-border ecommerce marketplaces, in order to promote a positive importing experience. Here are the steps DHgate.com recommends a buyer takes before making a cross-border purchase.

Abercrombie & Fitch Expands in the Middle East

| MCM Staff

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced that it has expanded its existing relationship with Majid Al Futtaim Fashion through a franchise development agreement to establish a retail store presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

Net-A-Porter and Tiffany & Co. Announce Global Collaboration

| MCM Staff

NET-A-PORTER and Tiffany & Co. have struck a global partnership to make select Tiffany designs available on NET-A-PORTER.COM for a limited time. NET-A-PORTER is the only authorized online destination beyond Tiffany’s own channels for its iconic jewelry products, helping the brand reach new customers among NET-A-PORTER’s audience in more than 170 countries.

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Retail Cross-Border Expansion Is Rising in the Top 50 Global Cities

| MCM Staff

According to a report by JLL, borders are becoming less of an issue for retailers pursuing opportunities overseas, and the global retail landscape is shifting fast to accommodate the change. The report examines the presence of 240 international retail brands and 140 international cities, including the drivers of their growth, opportunity and barriers, and also ranks and assesses the vitality and attractiveness of cities.

12 Fails When Growing Your Global Ecommerce Business

| Daniela Forte

Going global with your business is no easy task and so often retailers will make the leap without taking the necessary precautions needed when going global with their business. This can and often leads to epic failures. Here is a list of 12 fails that brands could fall victim if they are not careful.