Global ecommerce leaders are winning in China by revisiting their early “hands-off” strategies in favor of a more direct approach that includes a growing number of key players. Instead of just prioritizing growing sales, winners are stepping back...Read More
Now that a busy spring commerce conference season has come to an end, it is time to take stock of the lessons learned at some of the top stops for the Ecommerce community; gatherings which included GELF NYC ’17, Shoptalk, PB’s (R)Evolut...Read More
It’s that magical time of year when the newest Gartner quadrant reminds us that digital commerce is the tip of the spear as the transformation of retail accelerates. What’s different about the Magic Quadrant this year? Some new players are in th...Read More
An experienced global e-commerce executive from the Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum (GELF) community generously shared a list of zip codes that represent online orders being shipped to international destinations by freight forwarders and distributors...Read More
If you think one strategy for ecommerce expansion into APAC will be successful, get ready to learn some tough lessons. Larry Luk, head of e-commerce for Calvin Klein’s Asia Pacific region joined GELF’s long-time friend Marcelo Wesseler on s...Read More
At the Global E-Commerce Leaders Forum (GELF) in February 2016, GELF friend Jose Nino, VP of E-Commerce at Perry Ellis, de...
Transformation has been a recurring topic this spring among speakers at retail technology conferences. It is not uncommon to hear transformation out of one side of their mouth and disruption out of the other. Pitney Bowes’ CEO Marc Lautenbach offered one of the better perspectives on transformation in late April at his company’s inaugural (R)Ev...Read More
As we start preparing for The Sept 7th GELF NYC ’17, we’re following up on some areas of interest expressed by the audience on Feb 9th at GELF NYC ’17. One topic many in the audience asked us to add to the late summer GELF ’17...Read More
GELF sees smart market localization driving the growth of global ecommerce. The deep thinkers at Boston Consulting Group seem to agree – and point to the birth of a radical new phase of globalization as proof; one that re-balances geopolitics...Read More
Interesting New York Times article on challenges Chinese eCommerce and digital brands face as they try to push into markets outside of China. So far, successes (and failures) seem to suggest that China digital firms face a choice: either focus on the...Read More
Recent GELF research unveiled at GELF LA ’16 confirms that international shipping remains the top cross-border eco...