Mark Ellis

Here on CBT Pulse Mark shares his knowledge and recommendations for International eCommerce and will shortly be releasing a manual for retailers on the subject. He is a specialist in helping grow retailer's sales overseas and has been leading international selling programs for marketplaces, SaaS companies and directly for retailers over 15 years. He started his career as a freelance software developer building eCommerce shops and marketing websites and has been involved in product development/delivery throughout his career.

China retail sales significantly below forecast

In August Chinese retail sales were predicted to grow by 7% by a number of analysists, it actually came in at 2.5% leading to a significant drop in APAC stocks. The blame is being pointed at China’s zero-tolerance policy towards lock down leading to fewer buyers walking the streets. NBS …

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Selling Internationally on… Amazon

The international selling program on Amazon is known as Amazon Global Selling. Essentially it’s a collection of services and tools that help Amazon’s marketplaces sellers to expand to their 16 marketplaces. The available locations on Amazon are as follows: Europe: UKGermanyFranceItalySpainThe Netherlands Asia-Pacific JapanIndiaAustraliaSingapore Middle East: UAETurkey Americas: USACanadaMexicoBrazil These …

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Selling Internationally on… eBay

Welcome to the first in our bi weekly series “Selling Internationally on…” where we will cover the basic how to of selling on the major international marketplaces. From the US to China and Latin America to Singapore. In this first article we start with eBay, a marketplace which as international …

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International Retail Sales Season 2020-2021

It’s that time of year again when many retailers globally do 40% or more of their yearly business. Q4 and January is peppered with holidays all over and retailers worldwide offer incentives for buyers to buy more each year. With the advent of the dominant eCommerce marketplaces pushing their own …

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Adobe Research Adds Weight to Selling Via Marketplaces

Last week Adobe Research reported via a press release the significance of marketplaces over retailers own websites in the UK. Of the 67% found to have purchased online between March and June 2020 (lock-down data!) over half of them, 57%, purchased from a marketplace seller compared to retailers own websites …

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Approaching Cross Border eCommerce

This is a chapter our of the eBook available on our resources section or by downloading the eBook here. In this post we discuss an approach, one developed by Mark Ellis after helping many retailers, large and small, expand their online retail business overseas. With the limited information available and …

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Five simple steps to improve international shipping

With a purchase through your online site or via an online marketplace you have limited points in the journey to make a great impression and give your buyer a lasting experience.  One of these, one of the more important, is the shipping experience.  It’s always important to get this right …

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