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4 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls on February 16 this year, so your global commerce preparations should begin now. In China, this holiday is equivalent to our Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl combined. China is the third largest export partner with the United States after Canada and Mexico, and the fastest-growing major destination for

By | 2018-01-08T21:14:58+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

How to Step Up Your Holiday Shipping Game

Black Friday 2017 set holiday sales records, but it was only the beginning.  According to Adobe Digital Insights, consumers spent more than $5 billion online in the 24 hours after Thanksgiving day, bringing an already explosive e-commerce marketplace to new levels. With weeks left before Christmas, it’s a sure bet that digital sales will

By | 2017-12-06T21:13:28+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

5 Ways to M-Brace M-Commerce this Holiday Season and Beyond

Both small merchants and large retailers know from experience that global e-commerce is huge, and still growing. Over the course of the last three years, online sellers have witnessed another powerful trend first-hand: the rapid rise of mobile commerce. The statistics corroborate what e-tailers are seeing from their own website analytics: more consumers worldwide

By | 2017-12-28T22:41:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

DHL Customer Survey Reveals Online Holiday Shipping Trends

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday become increasingly global, merchants need to become increasingly detailed and deliberate in their planning – especially when it comes to setting and implementing shipping and returns policies and practices. A new customer survey conducted by DHL finds that some retailers are now planning as much as 12 months in

By | 2017-12-01T17:55:26+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

Groundbreaking Study Demonstrates New Approach to your Fashion Supply Chain

Download the Human-Centered Supply Chain – Delivered by DHL, developed by CFDA and DHL, in partnership with Accenture If you work in the fashion industry, you know that technology and the globalization of production and purchasing have rewritten the equation for success.  Today, consumers have direct access to a vast array of new designs

By | 2017-11-07T19:31:57+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

7 Tips to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – an awareness effort designed to educate businesses and consumers about the critical importance of keeping digital information safe and being prepared to respond should an intrusion occur. The goal of this month-long campaign is to have companies across the globe prioritize cybersecurity every day. That’s because security

By | 2017-11-07T20:00:39+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

95% of Small Businesses Fail in the First 5 Years – Don’t Let Yours Be One

For many companies, especially growing organizations, the task of recruiting and selecting new staff is so all-consuming that too little attention is paid to the final, crucial part of the hiring equation: namely, everything that happens after the employment offer is made and accepted. If your business is not pursuing a strategic and measurable

By | 2017-11-14T18:58:41+00:00 October 4th, 2017|

Bringing WOW To E-Commerce Customer Service

For e-commerce companies, great customer service can be the single decisive driver on the path to growth and success. That’s because direct customer engagement is challenging, human interactions are rare, and those that can provide the personal touch will always stand out from the crowd in the online marketplace. With competition increasing every day, figuring out

By | 2017-12-28T21:07:59+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|

Safety First: Three Steps to a Safer, Stronger Organization

For most business owners and managers, success and financial growth are defined primarily by concepts like customer retention, new product and service development, and employee engagement. They are also driven by a concrete set of numbers – think gross revenue, net income, cash flow and debt-to-equity ratio. But there is another aspect to the

By | 2017-11-14T20:28:15+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

Modernizing America’s Free Trade Agreements is the Smart Thing To Do

Globalization is not only driving a new business paradigm for large companies and e-commerce startups, it’s also fueling a vigorous national debate on the parameters of free trade. Recent executive orders even direct the U.S. secretary of commerce to review each of the country’s free trade agreements, measuring their past and potential economic value. While we

By | 2017-11-14T20:08:53+00:00 July 18th, 2017|
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