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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Recap: Online Stretches into a Week of Sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Recap: Online Stretches into a Week of Sales

Another Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, leaving consumers’ wallets a little lighter and their holiday shopping lists a little shorter.

ModusLink Launches Financial Management Services to help Brands Tackle Global Growth

ModusLink Launches Financial Management Services to help Brands Tackle Global Growth

ModusLink officially launched its Financial Management Services offering this month, which ensures secure transactions, regulatory compliance and fraud protection to make it simpler and safer for companies eager to expand globally.

Why Black Friday and Cyber Monday Still Present Several Physical Supply Chain Challenges

Why Black Friday and Cyber Monday Still Present Several Physical Supply Chain Challenges

As consumer experience evolves technologically and globally, Black Friday — the king of consumer holidays — has grown along with it.

For Brands Looking to Enter the Chinese Market, Singles’ Day Offers a Pathway

For Brands Looking to Enter the Chinese Market, Singles’ Day Offers a Pathway

Though hard to believe, the holidays are nearly here, meaning we’re closing in on two of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Online-Grocery-Shopping

Delivering Value: Digging into the Google/Walmart E-Commerce Alliance

With news of Google and Walmart teaming up in an effort to unseat Amazon as the king of e-commerce, many have been wondering what the future of online shopping will look like. While much of the resulting conversations have been centered around voice-ordered shopping though Google’s virtual assistant, what has largely fell under the radar is the impact this alliance will have on an industry ripe for disruption.

Global Market Expansion

5 Ways to Stay Competitive in the Amazon Era

In the time it is taking you to read this sentence, approximately 100 products were just sold on Amazon – and that’s with a conservative calculation of 35 orders coming into the e-commerce behemoth every second.

Not bad for a brand that started as a bookseller out of a guy’s garage. But it could be bad for you—if your brand is missing out on opportunities due to the massive hold Amazon has on today’s consumers.

Subscription Box E-commerce business model

5 Logistical Challenges Limiting Subscription Box Companies (and How the Right Partner Can Help)

From cosmetics, clothes and snacks, to high-end golf supplies, dog treats and specialty socks, there seems to be a subscription box to meet nearly anyone’s – and presumably, everyone’s – preferences. In fact, by some industry estimates, more than 2,500 subscription box companies that have emerged in the last 3 years. This number is only expected to increase as consumers continue to demand customization and convenience.

Servicing the Blue Banana from a Small Dutch Village, Part 2

Servicing the Blue Banana from a Small Dutch Village, Part 2

In my last blog, I shared some insights on why companies expanding their business in Europe should start their journey right in the middle of the so called “Blue Banana” in the city of Venray. Needless to say, our ModusLink Solution Center wasn’t just randomly placed there. Which is why I want to discuss a few economic reasons to start in the center of this European, banana-shaped center for economic and innovative growth:

Amazon Prime Day

What Retailers Can Learn from Amazon Prime Day

We’re all used to Black Friday, and (more recently) Cyber Monday, but it now looks like Prime Day is set to be another date in the shopping frenzy calendar.  Amazon’s third annual Prime Day is July 11th (though deals are already underway – check them out here!), and early projections show that it could generate as much as $1 billion in revenue for the behemoth retailer. Clearly Amazon is doing something right.

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