Strategy + Planning

Listen to the Voice of Retail: Join these Global Ecommerce Leaders Speaking @GELF LA ’23 (Feb 22)!

Great to see the retail industry back out in force at NRF 2023. GELF co-founders Kent Allen and Jim Okamura sat down with Voice of Retail Host Michael LeBlanc to discuss GELF LA ’23 on Wednesday Feb 22nd in West Hollywood. Listen here as the podcast explores the global ecommerce leaders speaking at GELF LA […]

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Let’s Talk About Building Premium Experiences for International Shoppers

Our latest Global Ecommerce leaders podcast features Nita Lathia, head of Marketplaces at Passport, the modern international shipping carrier purpose-built for cross-border B2C ecommerce. Passport has been building asset-light global solutions for merchants, DTC brands and other long-tail online sellers who are connecting with cross-border shoppers in 200+ countries. Listen in as Nita draws from her […]

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Live Video + CHINA = The 2023 Cross-Border Ecommerce Growth Formula

We really enjoyed having Peter McMath, Chief Revenue Officer for WPIC Marketing + Technologies join the GELF community at GELF NYC ’22. A first-time GELF speaker, Peter fit like a comfortable slipper as he hosted a busy lunchtime workshop on Douyin (TikTok in China). Curious about how to take advantage of the booming popularity of […]

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Retail Leaders and Avalara’s Patrick Firth on Reducing Friction throughout the Global Ecommerce Value Chain

At past GELF events, global retail leaders have discussed reducing friction in and around international checkout. At GELF NYC ’22, our morning breakout panel discussed how brands are identifying and reducing points of friction upstream in the supply chain and throughout their downstream distribution channels. Why the broader focus? Scrutiny about the holistic impact of […]

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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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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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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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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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