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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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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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GELF Featured in Voice of Retail Podcast

Curious about the origin of the Global Ecommerce Leaders Forum or GELF as we call it? Join Michael LeBlanc, the host of The Voice of Retail and one of the voices behind GELF’s own podcast, Global Ecommerce Tech Talks as he interviews Kent Allen, one of co-founders of GELF. Check out the podcast here Note […]

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Global Ecommerce Happenings (GELF Newsletter V2)

GELF’s second newsletter is available here If you’d like to be included, please send us a note at speak@globalecommerce.co – look forward to staying on touch! Until next time, The GELF team

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Global Ecommerce Happenings (GELF Newsletter V1)

GELF has launched a newslettter –  check out version one. If you’d like to be included, please send us a note at speak@globalecommerce.co

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Download GELF’s 2021 Program Sponsorship Info Deck!

Happy Holidays and New Year! Bring on 2021! On behalf of Jim, Scott and Kent, GELF thanks you for being part of our growing community of global ecommerce leaders and experts in 2020.  The community is at its best when we all learn, share and grow together; thanks again for your support of the GELF […]

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What’s Selling as China Comes Back Online?

As the world looks to China for hints about how economies will rebound as businesses re-open following COVID-19 lockdowns, we’ll be featuring interesting, data-rich articles like this one from Technode. The data highlighted by author Jacob Cooke includes the most recent data (2.1.20) from WPIC Marketing + Technologies, a technology consulting company that helps global brands […]

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Why Alibaba Holds the Key to a Global Recovery from COVID-19

Great overview of an article in The Information ($) by Hendrick Laubscher, one of GELF’s favorite global ecommerce thought leaders. A recovery in Chinese consumption will be crucial, not only to China but also to other countries that are now grappling with the economic impact from the escalating pandemic. And Alibaba is an important sales […]

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The “3.0 Digital Trade Era” Dawns as China Ecommerce Grows

Interesting take on the role of China ecommerce growth in the evolution of global trade in this article by ECNS.cn. On Monday, economies related to the Belt and Road Vision jointly issued a digital economy international cooperation initiative during the 4th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. The Belt and Road digital economy international […]

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