Global Commerce

Santa Still Thwarted by Canada Post Backlog

By |2018-11-27T17:30:31+00:00November 27th, 2018|Global Commerce, News|

After 5 weeks of rotating strikes with no agreement between Canada Post and its workers, the Senate has passed legislation ordering an end to the strikes as of 12 noon EST November 27th. Canada Post said today, “While operations are set to resume, backlogs of both mail and parcels in the network are severe. [...]

Don’t Let Canada Post Strikes Be a Lump of Coal in Your Stocking

By |2018-11-13T11:46:16+00:00November 12th, 2018|Global Commerce, News|

It's beginning to look a lot like... Canada Post's rotating strikes will continue through the holidays. Canada is one of the largest cross-border markets for U.S. eCommerce retailers. 56% of foreign purchases made by Canadians come from the U.S. as estimated in PayPal’s Cross-Border Transactions Merchant & Consumer Comparison USA Report[1]. As one would [...]

Gen Z Goes Shopping. Young Online Shoppers Demand Freedom to Choose.

By |2018-10-26T07:33:48+00:00October 24th, 2018|Global Commerce|

Until now, Gen Z, the group of people born between 1996 and 2010, have not had enough disposable income to be a priority for most marketers. But this group is growing quickly in size and buying power. Today, about 63 million members of Gen Z live in the US, making up 25% of the U.S. population. In [...]

Shop ‘Til You Drop! The Top 3 Global eCommerce Shopping Events

By |2018-11-09T16:18:38+00:00September 12th, 2018|Global Commerce|

Some of my friends shop online like it’s a paying job. With sales and promotions being offered year round, who can blame them? But at what time of year do shoppers find the very best deals? Traditionally it’s been November and December when most retailers lower prices to rake in over 20% of their [...]

US Earns Silver for Online Shopping but Which Country Takes the Gold?

By |2018-11-09T16:34:39+00:00August 27th, 2018|Global Commerce|

Ever wondered which country reigns supreme as shoppers around the world are busy clicking and buying on their desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones? Online shopping is on the rise worldwide: 63 percent of people shop online at least once a month 23 percent shop online at least once a week And, almost two-thirds of [...]

Delivery Is A Differentiator

By |2018-11-09T16:36:55+00:00June 25th, 2018|Global Commerce|

Some say that online commerce is still in its infancy. However, you wouldn’t think so, being amongst over 10,000 attendees teeming within Chicago’s McCormick Place during this year’s Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibit (IRCE). In attendance was eTailing Group’s Lauren Freedman, an industry leader with over 25 years of experience in retail strategy consulting, [...]

Are You a 1%’er?

By |2018-11-09T16:12:07+00:00May 30th, 2018|Global Commerce|

It’s truly great to be a 1%'er. You’re doing things right if you’re part of the 1% of U.S. businesses conducting cross-border eCommerce, especially considering that e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 4.88 trillion US dollars by 2021, according to data from Statista.com. So what’s holding the other 99% of U.S. businesses back? [...]

Time to Go Global

By |2018-11-09T16:14:06+00:00May 18th, 2018|Global Commerce, Technology Trends|

Want to jump into in the Global sandbox? It’s pretty fun in here, we must admit, and today there’s lots of room to play when it comes to global eCommerce. Specifically, cross-border transactions. If you take a look at numbers from the latest report by Elliot CEO, Sergio Villaseñor, titled Cross Border Ecommerce: The [...]