Global Parcel Shipping Projected to Grow 20% by 2018

| Mike O'Brien

A new index from Pitney Bowes projects that global parcel shipping will increase 5%-7% per year, increasing 20% by 2018, driven largely by ecommerce growth. See what else the company discovered while surveying parcel shippers in 12 markets.

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.

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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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How to Navigate the Complexity of Global Ecommerce

| Tim Parry

No one ever said the world of global ecommerce was simple to navigate. But those retailers who embrace cross-border ecommerce will, in fact, rule the world. Check out the best commentary and advice from Pitney Bowes’ first #PowerofPrecision tweet-up of 2016, “Navigating the Complexity of Global Commerce.”

Week in Review: The Omnichannel Conundrum

| MCM Staff

Pureplay ecommerce retailers are disadvantaged by the high cost of marketing and shipping, making their business model challenging and ultimately unsustainable in the long-term, according to a report released this week by L2.