E-commerce adaptation should be evolutionary, not revolutionary

No matter how much we tried to be cool kids in junior high school, there was always a group of cooler kids that the rest of us emulated. They wore the latest fashions, used modern language and smoked when or where no one else could do so. At that stage of life, if the cool […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • August 4, 2017

JD.com launches alliance to facilitate cross-border e-commerce

On 1 August, Beijing-based e-tailer JD.com, in collaboration with 20 global brands, announced a new alliance with China’s Inspection and Quarantine Association that aims to streamline and expedite the customs clearance process for cross-border imports into China. The alliance brings together a cross section of the cross-border e-commerce supply-chain including other retailers and online platforms […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 1, 2017

Kerry Logistics’ Blank brings Europe, China a bit closer

With its extensive infrastructure and footprint in the world’s biggest e-commerce market, China, Kerry Logistics is intimately involved in directing and processing the growing volumes of goods circulating the globe. In Europe, the company is working to grow its footprint, but the market is mature, necessitating an ambitious mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy. In Munich, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 7, 2017

More U.S. online shoppers looking abroad for purchases

Almost half of online shoppers in the U.S. (47 percent) are now purchasing from international retailers, a UPS study has found. So, while it’s no secret that e-commerce is redefining the national economy, this latest information suggests that even borders are under pressure. The news has immediate implications for the integrators, which specialize in moving […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2017

UPS: American businesses forgoing billions in cross-border e-commerce

Cross-border trade is still where the smart money is in the e-commerce market, but American businesses are largely missing out on this growth opportunity. Tandem reports released by UPS suggest that trade policies and attitudes in the United States are costing domestic businesses billions of dollars in lost revenues from cross-border e-commerce and trade. If […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 31, 2017

UPS joins SF Holdings to energize China-U.S. cross-border e-commerce

UPS and Chinese transport and logistics company SF Holdings today announced plans to establish international delivery services, starting with deliveries from China to the United States, with plans to add more countries in the future. The joint-venture deal clears a path for cross-border e-commerce sellers in China looking to access the U.S. market, providing integrator-level […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 2017

DHL: Cross-border e-commerce to grow at 25 percent through 2020

Cross-border e-commerce will increase at an annual average rate of 25 percent between 2015 and 2020 (from US$300 billion to $900 billion), according to research published last week by DHL Express. That rate is twice the pace of domestic e-commerce retailers and manufacturers in the six countries featured in the study, and underscores the importance […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 7, 2017

Crossing the Line: Will cross-border regulations trip up China?

Powdered milk is a phenomenally popular product in China. Numerous scandals involving contaminated domestic milk, a shortage of dairy cows and a general admiration for imported products have made milk powder a commonly found commodity in the e-shopping carts of Chinese consumers. In fact, for one Australian milk cooperative, China has been seen as the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 1, 2016

DP-DHL looks to cross-border investment for e-commerce growth

One would be hard-pressed to name a market expanding more rapidly than cross-border e-commerce, and today Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Post – eCommerce- Parcel unit has unveiled its strategy to construct six new distribution centers and expand two existing centers in the United States to leverage this growing market. By 2020, the value of cross-border […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 28, 2016

Mexpress feeder service hungry for expansion

With cross-border e-commerce, it’s easy to think at 35,000 feet above sea-level – about the planes that carry the cargo and the airlines that operate them. But when it comes to e-commerce’s thirst for expedited delivery, new opportunities for logistics optimization are carved out at other links along the air cargo supply chain as well. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 6, 2016

Cross-border trade need prompts launch of Tianjin Cargo Airlines

Noting that Beijing Capital International Airport is ill-equipped to fulfill future cross-border-fueled airlift demands in China, Hainan Airlines has launched a new cargo airline in the neighboring city of Tianjin. The new airline, Tianjin Cargo Airlines, which was registered on April 27 with initial operating capital of US$107 million, will be a joint-venture between Hainan […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 6, 2016
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