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Valentine’s Day Happens 6 Times a Year for Cross-Border Merchants

Valentine’s Day Happens 6 Times a Year for Cross-Border Merchants

Jewellery, flowers, and lingerie are big sellers for Valentine’s Day, and savvy merchants can reap the benefits nearly year round, because the holiday is celebrated at different times of year in different countries. Put these dates on your marketing calendar and tailor your promotions to local gift-giving tastes. Febru[...]

Online Merchants Should Plan Now for Singles Day 2016

Online Merchants Should Plan Now for Singles Day 2016

China’s biggest online shopping holiday is literally a world-beater, with more than USD $14.3 billion in sales in 2015. Retail giant Alibaba started the holiday sale in 2009 and dominates it now, but merchants across and beyond China get in on the event, too. If you sell into China, use the months leading up to Novembe[...]

What Non-US Merchants Should Know About Black Friday and Cyber Monday

What Non-US Merchants Should Know About Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The Friday and Monday following American Thanksgiving are two of the biggest shopping holidays in the US. Traditionally, “Black Friday” was a day for shoppers to queue up early for in-store loss-leader deals. But US shoppers are opting more and more for online holiday sales

How Merchants Can Make the Most of Diwali

How Merchants Can Make the Most of Diwali

India’s Festival of Lights is a 5-day holiday celebration involving feasts, gift-giving, lots of lamps and fireworks. It’s also a major shopping holiday for consumers in India and abroad. Diwali ecommerce sales total around $5 billion annually, as consumers hunt for deals during Diwali sales…