Prime Angus Cuts: Links of the Week 4-10-2009
I am hitting the road next week for a big international business trip. As I pull together my various power converters and triple check that I packed my passport, I thought that this week's edition of Prime Angus Cuts should be dedicated to some tips and trends in international ecommerce.
Shop.org's interview with web globalization guru Zia Daniell Wigder provides valuable insights. Click the link for a low cost investment tip for going global, the best expansion opportunity that is en fuego, and personal travel stories from a savvy traveler.
Check out this webinar (registration required) hosted by ATG and delivering advice from Deloitte Consulting and e2x limited. This video replay of the live session is good for retailers who are looking to add countries or brands internationally. Expansion via the online channel before setting up a brick and mortar presence is faster, more economical and provides greater brand control. Still, online globalization is challenging.
Many consumers are turning to online retailers to get the best deal in these difficult economic times. Now high end designers and luxury goods are taking a page from the offline classic "sample sale" and launching private online shopping clubs. TechCrunch covers BuyVIP, a European private shopping clubs that are leading the way. No word if they are planning to build a Louis Vuitton handbag tug-o-war bidding system to truly replicate a sample sale.
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