2015 Was a Big Year for MercadoLibre

| Tim Parry

MercadoLibre said there were 128.4 million items sold through the marketplace in 2015, a growth of 26.8% year-over-year, resulting in a gross merchandise volume of $7.2 billion. Consolidated net revenues for the full year were $651.8 million, a 17.1% increase year-over-year.

3 Important Factors for Understanding Where Your International Shoppers Are

| Gregg Zegras

One of the most common mistakes online retailers can make when expanding globally is presenting international visitors with a site experience that mirrors their domestic site. To keep global online shoppers engaged long enough to make a purchase while addressing all of their needs, it’s critical to truly understand where they are coming from, and not just based on their geographic location. 3 important factors U.S. retailers need to understand and address to meet international shoppers’ needs for overall global ecommerce success include

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Sanctions Against Iran End, Increasing Your Brand’s Potential in the Middle East

| Don DePalma

On January 16, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiated between Iran and six world powers took effect. Besides decreasing political and nuclear tensions, the JCPOA has significant implications for any company selling products or services to governments, businesses, or consumers. Most importantly, it welcomes Iran back to the community of nations–and the global economy.

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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.

JD.com’s Net Revenues from Online Direct Sales Increased 55% in 2015

| Tim Parry

JD.com’s net revenues from online direct sales increased by 55%, while net revenues from services and others increased by 110% in the full year of 2015, as compared to the full year of 2014, primarily due to the increased revenues from JD.com’s rapidly expanding online marketplace, advertising services and third-party logistics services.