International Strategy

Yellen: Economic Uncertainty a Concern for Some Retailers
January 14, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Some retailers are heading into 2019 concerned about the uncertainty of the economy, according to Janet Yellen, the former chair and board of governors for the Federal Reserve System. Yellen was speaking to a packed crowd of retailers at the NRF Big Show in New York City today. While the global economy was firing on…

Road to U.S. Emergence in Global E-Commerce: How Cross-Border Payments Can Lead the Way
January 4, 2019 at 11:51 am

While nations across the world have traded purchasing and sharing goods for thousands of years, only recently can they do so instantaneously. It’s a potential game changer for online retailers across the globe. From telecommunications to healthcare, the global marketplace continues to offer more and more innovative ways to bring people together. So why aren’t…

A Look Into Charles & Colvard's Global Strategy
December 10, 2018 at 10:59 am

Note to Total Retail Talks’ listeners: We apologize, yesterday we posted the wrong audio file for this episode. This has been corrected, and the correct audio is now included. Sorry for any confusion, and thanks for listening! In episode 175 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Melissa Campanelli interviews Suzanne Miglucci, president and CEO of Charles & Colvard,…

Why Payment Services Should Consider Cross-Border Tax Determination Services
November 27, 2018 at 10:55 am

E-commerce technology has made global selling easy, leading many small and midsized e-commerce companies to focus on expanding their cross-border sales to consumers. Unfortunately, most of these companies don’t understand how the realities of cross-border duty and tax compliance could result in shipment delays and canceled orders. This has created an opportunity for e-commerce platforms…

Is U.S. E-Commerce Ready to Take on the World?
November 16, 2018 at 10:57 am

As the statistics compiled by Edgar, Dunn & Company show, the global e-commerce market outside the United States’ borders is huge and growing fast. More people come online every day and millions of them are eager to shop. The U.S. has some of the world’s most loved consumer and retail brands. This puts U.S. merchants in a strong position to reach and be accepted by global consumers.

Alibaba Breaks Singles Day Record With Sales Topping $30B
November 12, 2018 at 3:49 pm

Alibaba's 10th annual Singles Day generated $30.8 billion in sales, a 27 percent increase over last year and a record for the day. During Singles Day, which is also called the Double 11 shopping festival because it falls on Nov. 11, Alibaba offered discounts across its e-commerce sites such as Tmall. According to Alibaba, sales hit $1 billion after…

Trade War Not Projected to Stunt the Growth of E-Commerce
October 2, 2018 at 10:06 am

It's difficult to escape the ongoing news surrounding the U.S. president’s “trade war,” and what could potentially unfold. Recent headlines have left many e-commerce merchants feeling uncertain, as it's still unclear how cross-border sales could be affected. Regardless of the trade war we currently face, e-commerce growth rates around the world have skyrocketed in recent…