Pitney Bowes said its latest launch is “Complete Marketplace,” an e-commerce solution designed to help retailers access leading global online marketplaces.Complete Marketplace, launched at Shoptalk 2017 in Las Vegas, is a scalable retail solution engineered to streamline business development, localization, storefront management, payments, customer care, compliance and legal integration for retailers selling via non-U.S. online marketplaces from “demand to delivery.” The solution also meets the challenge of localizing cultures, languages and managing multiple partners worldwide, through local teams and strategically positioned partners.The solution is aimed at retailers that aspire to sell internationally but have waned due to the cost, time and intricacy of selling goods across borders. Pitney Bowes views online marketplaces as the panacea for reaching global consumers in emerging markets.The solution helps retailers achieve a cost-effective, multiregional approach to focus on the demands, costs and volumes in specific marketplaces.[caption id="attachment_10734668" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Online marketplaces are getting a boost from cross-border payment technologies.[/caption]As 66 percent of consumers now shop cross-border, according to a Pitney Bowes 2016 Global Online Shopping Study, the solution assists retailers in meeting consumers’ expectations, the company said. Online marketplaces also allow fashion apparel and accessories brand access to markets such as China.Peter Cobb, the co-founder of eBags, said in the Pitney Bowes announcement that as “a retailer that has sold over 28 million bags online, we recognize that the path to a global journey can take many forms.” Cobb explained, “Partnering with Pitney Bowes to reach the Chinese consumer helped build our presence in this market over the 2016 holiday season and we are looking forward to reaching even more consumers in 2017.”Lila Snyder, the executive vice president and president of global e-commerce at Pitney Bowes, said, “Enabling just one marketplace can be difficult for a retailer — enabling two or three really well is nearly impossible. Pitney Bowes’ combination of technology, services and subject-matter expertise is critical for retailers looking to consolidate their data and capabilities into one simplified platform to reach new global consumers in marketplaces around the world.”For more on retail trends:
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.