Five major U.S. retailers who sell on Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace have reportedly run into headwinds when they refuse to sign exclusive agreements with the Chinese ecommerce giant. See what this dustup means for the parties involved, and how rival JD.com has been making hay over merchant issues with Alibaba.
Surprisingly, Asian consumers far outstripped their U.S. counterparts in terms of expectations for placing late orders and still qualifying for fast delivery, according to a new global version of the UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey. See what other insights were gleaned from the study on preferences around the globe.
One of the most allure aspects of ecommerce is the ability to sell to a whole planet of customers. A borderless storefront should mean limitless growth, right? Unfortunately, the allure of growth into international markets is commonly stymied by the fear of increased fraud risk. Here is why putting an entire country on an ecommerce blacklist isn’t the right move.