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Adidas: Globally scaling innovative concepts is key to future success
Not only top-notch innovations to cater to the ever-evolving consumer expectations, but above all being able to scale these concepts globally, is the key to future success, said Olga Bressers,...
January 31, 2017
A good match with a local market is important
When former lawyer Janine Tillema finally found an effective treatment for her skin problems in Paula’s Choice products, she was so impressed by the brand and its unique story that...
December 23, 2016
A brand new edition!
Dear Readers, Our new edition is being printed as we speak! That is of course great news, and even better: You can order the second edition of the Cross-Border Magazine...
December 9, 2016
EU VAT Proposal: a game changer for e-commerce 
Today, the European Commission published a legislative proposal to modernize VAT rules for cross-border e-commerce. The VAT proposal aims to deliver most of what umbrella organisation for European e-tailers, Ecommerce...
December 1, 2016
New report identifies online localisation opportunities for UK and US retailers
Cross-border ecommerce benchmark report shows a clear direction for retailers who want to create customer-centric localised websites for their key international markets. London, 10th November, 2016 – Practicology has collaborated...
November 22, 2016
Global E-commerce Report now available in Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish
In addition to the European B2C Ecommerce Report, the Ecommerce Foundation has now also translated the Global B2C Ecommerce Report into several other world languages. People who want to read...
November 8, 2016
Crossing borders by going viral
For (almost) every marketer the dream is to go viral with their marketing campaign. But this is not easily achieved. There are different factors that play a role in whether...
November 4, 2016
Alibaba’s international retail revenue grows with 178%
Alibaba is moving from being not only China’s e-commerce leader towards becoming a global behemoth. Not only did international retail reach a value of 1.34 billion yuan ($201 million), up...
November 4, 2016
Social Media and where to be active
When you take your business online and want to connect to your customers through social media you will be greeted by a host of different options. While it would be...
October 27, 2016
Omni-channel fuels cross-border commerce + Infographic
Many shoppers that discover a brand visiting their offline store while travelling abroad, continue to buy online with that brand when back home. This phenomenon, baptized as “In-store Global. Online...
October 17, 2016
The APAC opportunity
Asia-Pacific is both the largest and fastest growing B2C e-commerce region in the world. This is evident form the latest Global B2C E-Commerce Report published by Ecommerce Foundation. With an...
September 30, 2016
Consumer Expectations Report + Infographic
The amount of information, choice and technological opportunities that are available today make nearly everyone expect more. Customer expectations are rising faster and businesses need to stay up-to-date with customer...
September 26, 2016
The different rules on taxations when trading cross-border
Whether you are just starting with cross-border trading or are a seasoned veteran, VAT/GST systems and (inter)national laws will always be applicable to you. But what is VAT and why...
September 16, 2016
Luxury label Dior dives into social selling in China
The label is reportedly experimenting to better reach Chinese customers via the very popular social messaging app. Followers were given a unique opportunity to purchase a limited-edition bag directly through...
August 12, 2016
Going global through localized pages and custom content
Raising conversion from 9 to 17% through localizing website content for a new market- this is what many retailers would wish to achieve when internationalizing their e-commerce business. Overstock.com shared...
June 23, 2016
Improve conversion during the checkout process
Conversion rate for payments is the ratio between the number of payment requests and successful payment authorisations. Recent research by Ingenico Payment Services has revealed that 20% of payment requests...
June 17, 2016
Ecommerce europe Launch of the EcommerceWiki
Launch of the EcommerceWiki: boosting cross-border e-commerce by sharing knowledge
The EcommerceWiki is a new platform for sharing information about e-commerce. Created jointly by Ecommerce Europe and the Ecommerce Foundation, the EcommerceWiki has been developed in order to provide a...
June 14, 2016
Join us at eTail Europe 2016 for our official Launch!
The very first edition of the Cross-Border Magazine will be officially launched at the eTail Europe Conference taking place from June 21st – 23rd 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth II...
June 14, 2016
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