Reshaping Product Data for Cross-Border Ecommerce

| Fred de Gombert

For retailers, cross-border ecommerce is an easy, low-cost way to enter new markets. But to take advantage of this massive opportunity you need efficient product data management solutions to ensure what you sell is useful and relevant to customers worldwide. These best practices will help you increase global sales and decrease returns.

7 Things You Need to Know About Singles Day

| Daniela Forte

While the holiday season is almost upon us here in the United States, China is gearing up for their own Black Friday-like holiday. Alibaba’s Singles Day or 11/11 is coming up this weekend. Here are seven things you need to know about Singles Day.

UPU Fast-Tracking Rate Review After Trump Pullout Threat

| Mike O'Brien

The Universal Postal Union (UPU), a hitherto quiet backwater that sets global cross-border mail and parcel rates, now plans to fast-track review of rate changes after President Trump last week threatened to pull out of the UPU accord, according to the Wall Street Journal.

3 Common Misconceptions About GDPR and Data Processing

| Eric Holtzclaw

There is a misconception that the GDPR does not apply to businesses who do not offer goods or services to EU consumers, or process personal EU data. However in all these scenarios, the GDPR rules and regulations still apply. Here are three misconceptions about GDPR and retail businesses.

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.

Sephora Launches New Omnichannel Shopping Experience in China

| Daniela Forte

Sephora announced the launch of a new omnichannel program in China that incorporates its app, website, stores and a new WeChat mini-program to offer customers a fully immersive shopping experience. Here is what the program includes and what it means for Sephora in China.

Lululemon Reports Double-Digit Online Growth, Strong Comps

| Daniela Forte

Lululemon reported 48% growth in direct-to-customer sales during its second quarter. The apparel brand saw strong online traffic and a higher conversion rate resulting in a 47% comp increase. Ecommerce contributed $167 million or 23% of Lululemon’s topline. See which categories did well during the second quarter.

Time is Money: Local Payment and the Omnichannel Experience

| Ronnie d’Arienzo

E-wallets have slowly gained popularity in the United States and now account for 20% of U.S. payments. For merchants to offer a genuine omnichannel experience, they must engage with customers in a consistent, seamless manner across digital, physical and social media. Find out how offering local or alternate payment is one key to getting there.

Kroger to Sell Groceries in China Through Alibaba Partnership

| Mike O'Brien

Cincinnati-based grocer Kroger will start selling online into China through a new partnership with Alibaba, testing some of its natural foods line first as it makes its first international move in the expanding grocery wars. See what else the company is up to, including its pilot of driverless delivery in Scottsdale, AZ and same-day delivery.