Google Drops Some Commissions, Launches Recommendation Engine

| Mike O'Brien

Google has been busy on the ecommerce front lately, announcing a plan to drop commission fees for sellers who use its Buy on Google checkout service, while making its pilot-tested product recommendation engine publicly available to let sellers display more personalized offers.

Payoneer Acquiring Digital Payment Platform optile

| Douglas P. Clement

Digital payment platform startup Payoneer, which is doing battle with PayPal and other major players, is acquiring Munich-based optile, a tech firm that streamlines the payment acceptance process for merchants. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Happy Returns Gets $11M Investment Led By PayPal

| Mike O'Brien

Happy Returns has received an $11 million investment from PayPal Holdings Inc., the venture arm of the payment solution company, with both pledging to reduce reverse logistics friction for merchants. The investment will also help Happy Returns toward its goal of 1,000 ecommerce returns bars by the end of the year.

MCM CommerceChat Podcast

What You Need to Know When Going Cross-Border with Your Business

| Daniela Forte

Deciding to sell cross-border can be an overwhelming process as there are a lot of moving parts for U.S. retailers to think about. In our latest MCM CommerceChat podcast, Melissa O’Malley, Director of Global Initiatives and Communications for Paypal, discusses what retailers need to consider when looking at selling into global markets.

eBay Begins Managing Payments in the U.S.

| Daniela Forte

eBay announced it will begin managing transaction payments in the U.S., which will let shoppers complete their purchases entirely on eBay’s site. Here is how sellers will benefit from this move.

PayPal and Mastercard Expand Partnership

| Daniela Forte

PayPal and MasterCard announced an expansion on their existing partnership that will enhance the consumer experience making MasterCard a payment option within PayPal. See what options consumers and small businesses will have available to them with this new expansion.

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China’s Shoppers Are Getting More Mobile-Savvy

| Tim Parry

China’s shoppers are becoming even more cross-border-savvy, PayPal Director of Global Initiatives Melissa O’Malley told Growing Global 2016 attendees during her keynote session on April 13 in Cincinnati.