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Cross-Border Commerce with China Takes a Great Leap Forward

| MCM Staff

Cross-border commerce is still in the development stage in many parts of the world, but is well established in China. Costco, Nautica, Nike, Macy’s and many others have embraced cross-border commerce as a big opportunity. Here’s how to further understand the cross-border commerce revolution and how to create a China supply chain.

Tmall vs. JD.com: What’s the Difference?

| Tim Parry

Tmall or JD.com? That is the question, Whether it is nobler to sell cross-border to consumers in China via one ecommerce marketplace or the other all depends on your business goals. In this video interview conducted last month at eTail West, Merkle CMO and EVP of global development George Gallate explains the difference between China’s two largest marketplaces, and how it affects the control you want as a merchant.

Week in Review: The Great Amazon Retail Store Mystery Solved

| MCM Staff

Amazon was going to keep its store expansion plans a mystery. And Jeff Bezos would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those meddling CEOs. So is Amazon going to open 300 to 400 bricks-and-mortar stores as General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani said during its earnings call on Tuesday?

Growing Global 2015, Alibaba.com, Tmall, Taobao, ecommerce, global ecommerce, cross-border ecommerce

Alibaba Looks to Cash In with Ali Chinese New Year Shopping Festival

| Tim Parry

The Ali Chinese New Year Shopping Festival will have a different look and feel to Alibaba’s hugely popular 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. The Festival aims to capture the spirit of Chinese New Year among households across China, while also supporting communities throughout the country.

What We’ve Learned from Singles Day 2015

| Tim Parry

Rumor of a weak Chinese economy may have been greatly exaggerated: Singles Day 2015 came in like a lion, and went out like a lion. So what have we learned, so far, from Singles Day 2015?

retail logistics, supply chain optimization, retail supply chain

Speed is Key to Capturing the Cross-Border Customer

| Tim Parry

The ability to get orders into the hands of consumers rapidly and to directly connect with them, while providing price transparency, are among the keys to success in cross-border ecommerce into China. Here’s how retailers are looking to meet the demand of Chinese customers.

Alibaba Unveils Omnichannel Retailing Plans for Singles Day 2015

| MCM Staff

And now Singles Day is going omnichannel: Alibaba says more than 1,000 brands with 180,000 stores in 330 cities across China will synchronize online and offline resources to expand its 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Festival efforts. Here’s a look at what Alibaba hopes is an outline for omnichannel success.

Will Singles Day Be a Bust for U.S. Retailers?

| Tim Parry

Singles Day 2015 may not be big for U.S. retailers. ChannelAdvisor executive chairman Scot Wingo says he hasn’t seen much spillover where Chinese consumers are buying from U.S. merchants. But he adds that the best way to take advantage of the Chinese consumer on Singles Day is to sell on Tmall.