Posts Tagged ‘ Cross-border ecommerce ’

Localization Consideration for Global Ecommerce: Money Talks

by Yuka Kurihara | February 15, 2017 | No Comments

foreign international currencies

Localization is an important part to creating a great global ecommerce customer experience. Now that you’ve localized your customers’ name and address correctly, what else do you need to get right? Cha-ching! It’s the money!  If you are expanding your global footprint, it’s important to be aware that global consumers expect to handle transactions in […]


Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Now a Global Phenomenon

by Michael Griffin | December 6, 2016 | No Comments


Just as family dinners of turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving have been time-worn American traditions, Black Friday and, in the last few years, Cyber Monday have emerged as staples of the long holiday weekend, too. Every year without fail, thousands of shoppers across the country rush to brick-and-mortar stores on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and […]


The Continuing Rise of Cross-Border Ecommerce: The 2016 Pitney Bowes Global Online Shopping Study

by Rachel Martin | November 16, 2016 | No Comments

global online shopping study

It’s no secret that online shopping has become an important part of our everyday lives. In fact, many retailers are starting to cease differentiating between online and offline since commerce is commerce – and both channels play a major role in driving global trade and overall business growth. But the way customers shop and buy […]


Pitney Bowes at Expand Your Audience to Everywhere

by Rachel Martin | September 22, 2016 | No Comments Retail's Digital Summit

The world of global ecommerce is constantly evolving, and the opportunities for merchants are so great that you really can’t afford to be a step behind. At Pitney Bowes, our success is predicated on the success of our clients – retailers, marketplaces, service providers and others. That’s why we’re excited to share our growing portfolio […]


Tackle Cross-Border Ecommerce with a Global Mindset

by Pat Close | August 31, 2016 | No Comments

chinese ecommerce

Here’s something that’s not getting enough attention from retailers: cross-border ecommerce. For those out there who are wondering how to make the juice worth the squeeze, your questions are about to be answered.  The market size of cross-border ecommerce is growing rapidly and is expected to eclipse $1 trillion in 2020, according to a 2016 […]


Localization Considerations for Global Ecommerce: Get Your Customer’s Name Right!

by Yuka Kurihara | August 23, 2016 | No Comments

japanese handwriting

Addressing your customers correctly might seem like a very basic concern, but you can’t underestimate its importance, especially when it comes to addressing your customers from around the world. That’s why, when doing business globally, retailers need to think carefully about even the smallest localization considerations. Your products, marketing and ecommerce website should all be […]


Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

by Mike Graves | August 8, 2016 | No Comments

enroute multi-site shipping

The supply chain as we used to know it is gone. That’s changing the nature of shipping not only in the world of retail, but for a variety of businesses and industries. Change started, as it often does, with consumers. The instant gratification offered by online retail impacted shoppers’ expectations of speed of delivery. Forget […]


Enabling Seamless International Shipping for Marketplaces and Merchants

by Graham Heard | July 19, 2016 | No Comments

global ecommerce marketplace

Growing merchants know the next retail frontier is global expansion. In some markets, the proportion of international retail volume rivals purchases from domestic customers, and that will only increase as more consumers in emerging markets are encouraged to buy from retailers in other countries. Marketplaces play a role in this growth because they represent an […]


U.S. Passes New Customs Bill: A Win-Win for Online Shoppers and Retailers

by Luisella Basso | March 29, 2016 | No Comments

online retailers

The online shopping experience just got better for U.S. shoppers and retailers, thanks to the recent signing of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The bill eases import requirements and procedures for low value and risk shipments and for the first time in 20 years raises the de minimus level on inbound […]


Three Takeaways from the 2015 Pitney Bowes Global Online Shopping Study

by Gregg Zegras | November 19, 2015 | No Comments

global online shopping

It’s a big world out there, full of potential customers for your retail business. A global ecommerce strategy can undoubtedly be worth the investment, given worldwide consumers’ growing acceptance of cross-border purchasing. But to succeed on a global scale, merchants need to understand the needs, interests and expectations of their potential customers.. That means knowing […]