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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GELF LA ’22 – Getting Closer to the Cross-Border Shopper: Global Logistics Moves to the Head of the Table

For years, GELF Co-founder Jim Okamura has been fond of saying “It’s high time for the global logistics team to have a seat at the strategy table!” Well, anyone who has been paying attention knows that the pandemic not only ushered global logistics to the retail ecommerce strategy table, but sent the heads of operations […]

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GELF LA 2022 Keynote and Breakout Sessions are Live on GELF’s YouTube Channel!

GELF LA ’22 lives on! Thanks again to all the speakers, sponsors and attendees at GELF LA 2022 – it was great to get the West Coast community again after way too long apart. One of the best ever GELF LA VIP Dinners set the tone; in fact it was so successful that two of […]

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Oh Canada! Great Insights on Shipping to Canada at GELF LA 2022

Canadian shoppers continue to shift their shopping online – accelerated in part by the pandemic and changing consumer purchase behaviors. Many US-based retail ecommerce companies stand to benefit, but there are many dynamics at play.  At GELF LA ’22 in April, one of the best sessions of the afternoon tackled how US retail brands and merchants […]

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Check out the GELF LA ’22 Recap Podcast

It was great to reunite with the West Coast and SoCal communities at GELF LA ’22 – wonderful to see everyone. Thanks again to all the speakers, sponsors and attendees that made GELF LA ’22 a success! Check out our recap on the Global Ecommerce Tech Talk podcast – http://bit.ly/GELFLA2022Recap … and stay tuned for […]

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Japanese Cross-Border Gets Lift from Global-e/Transcosmos Deal

Global-e and Trascosmos are working together to help Japanese merchants optimize their cross-border e-commerce offerings to boost international traffic conversion rates and open up new global ecommerce opportunities. Japanese brands and retailers can now offer international shoppers in over 200 destinations worldwide a seamless localized experience, which includes local messaging, currency, tax and duties calculation, payment […]

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Alibaba’s Take on Single’s Day 2021 = $84.5B GMV

Alibaba successfully concluded its 13th annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival (“11.11”), which generated RMB540.3 billion (US$84.54 billion) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) during the 11-day campaign. “This 11.11 Global Shopping Festival delivered steady and quality growth; a reflection of the dynamic Chinese consumption economy. We also leveraged the power of 11.11 as a platform to […]

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GELF NYC ’21 Featured @DELIVERING ECOMMERCE

Thanks to host Chris Parson at Delivering Ecommerce for featuring GELF in this interview with GELF Co-founder Kent Allen. If you’re curious about the early days on ecommerce – and the origins of the Global Ecommerce Leaders Forum (GELF) – have a listen about GELF’s founding in a dark whiskey bar in Tribeca in 2014 […]

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