11.11 Results Show Resilience & Strength

Thanks to the team at Alibaba for sharing a recap of Alibaba’s 14th annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival (“11.11”). Great to see that the results were in line with last year’s GMV performance despite macro challenges and Covid-related impact. This year’s 11.11 featured over 290,000 brands from over 90 countries and regions across 7,000 product […]

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“Relationships Matter” – Live from GELF NYC ’22 with Brian Bourke, Global Chief Commercial Officer at SEKO Logistics

Long-term GELF collaborator and all-round good guy Brian Bourke looks back at SEKO’s evolution from moving “the big and bulky” to shipping ecommerce parcels to markets all over the world. Hear why B2B and B2C international shipping are converging – and why it matters. Check out the great back-n-forth between Michael LeBlanc, podcast host for […]

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Understanding DTC Opportunities in China’s Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

GELF’s Featured Region takes a look at post-pandemic China and offers two perspectives about the changing ecommerce environment in China. We start with the Douying Workshop from GELF NYC ’22 which featured Peter McMath from WPIC – check out the video replay here and please subscribe to The GELF YouTube Channel! GELF would also like […]

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Live at GELF NYC ’22 w/Logitech & SEKO: How an Agile Logistics Ecosystem Drives International Growth (Bonus Logitech Podcast too!)

GELF co-founder Jim Okamura hosts Brian Bourke, Chief Growth Officer, SEKO Logistics and Michelle Frank, GM, Global Ecommerce & DTX, Logitech to discuss how leaders are revisiting supply chain assumptions as they explore how to more deftly manage the growing costs of distributing products to international destinations. Jim, Brian and Michelle explore why third-party global logistics partners […]

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Glopal’s Five Takeaways from GELF NYC ’22

One reason the GELF community loves getting together at GELF events is the opportunity to meet rising solution providers that can help them execute global ecommerce expansion strategies. We’re happy to give the Glopal team a big shoutout for debuting at GELF NYC ’22 on September 29th! Thanks as well to Glopal’s Daniel Porter for […]

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Live from GELF 2022 in NYC: Sophie Abrahamsson, Pres of Americas at Bambuser on “Live DTC”

Join Michael LeBlanc, host of The Global Ecommerce Leaders Podcast as he sits down with Sophie Abrahamsson to discuss why live selling is one of the hot new DTC channels brands are using to engage international shoppers. Learn more about why you may be more successful with live selling than you expect to be! Hear why retail brands selling high-end luxury goods and more complex products with longer sales cycles can benefit from live selling!

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GELF NYC ’22 BIG + Global-e Podcast Live!

Meet Beauty Industry Group’s Director of Value Creation, Kevin Runolfson, and Global-e’s CEO, North America, Matthew Merrilees. Together they discuss how multi-portfolio businesses can capitalize on the cross-border eCommerce opportunity as a group while still supporting each of their brands’ unique identities, empowering them to expand their global footprint – check out the podcast here! […]

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ESW to acquire e-commerce platform Scalefast

Global direct-to-consumer e-commerce company ESW announced on Monday it has acquired Los Angeles-based e-commerce platform Scalefast, with the deal expected to drive growth in revenue and product innovation across the group’s integrated client base. ESW also announced that Scalefast founders, CEO Nicolas Stehle, CTO Frédéric Bocquet, and CMO Olivier Schott, will join the ESW senior leadership team, as part […]

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Global-e completes $500m acquisition of Flow Commerce

The deal is worth up to approximately $500 million (in equal portions of cash and Global-e shares). It comprises a base consideration of approximately $425 million and up to approximately $75 million in potential additional consideration based on certain financial results in 2021, plus approximately $45 million in Global-e shares for certain assumed, performance-based vesting […]

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GELF’s YouTube Channel’s Greatest Hits: Castore, US Polo Association, AEO, Marquis Brands, Everlane, Revolve and More Global Ecommerce Leaders!

If you missed GELF NYC ’21 last September, don’t worry – we have got you covered. Check out some of the top sessions from GELF NYC ’21 featuring global ecommerce leaders like Jose Nino from US Polo Association, Valerie de Charette from AEO, Kai Li from Revolve, Kathy Ando from Tile, Agustin Farias from Everlane […]

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