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  • 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 po...

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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 m...

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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 Do...

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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 s...

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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 def...

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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 ...

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  • Leaders

    “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,...

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  • 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 im...

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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 de...

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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 c...

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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 t...

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