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How New Ecommerce Shoe Company Greats Brand is Aiming to Become the Warby Parker of Footwear

Shopify, November 18, 2013

What do you get when you combine premium-quality, stylish sneakers at prices much lower than the competition? The answer is GREATS Brand – a new direct to consumer ecommerce shoe company that’s aiming to disrupt the shoe industry by become the Warby Parker of footwear.

Since launching in August, GREATS is off to a smashing start garnering attention from major media outlets like Forbes and men’s fashion websites like GQ.

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5 Quick Tips for Shipping Internationally

May 10, 2013

Cross-border online sales may account for a significant portion of total ecommerce orders in just the next few years, according to some reports. But for many small online retailers the task of actually shipping a package internationally and understanding all of the associated rules, regulations, and risks can be daunting.

Last year, Dynamic Business, an Australian publication, reported that international shipments might account for 20 percent of that nation’s total ecommerce purchases by 2017. Similarly, the Boston Consulting Group estimated the “Internet Economy” would almost double by 2016, as tens of millions of users begin shopping online from nations like China, Brazil, and Mexico and worldwide more than 3 billion people access the Internet.

Given these sorts of estimates, selling internationally represents a significant opportunity for online retailers. Setting aside international marketing, website localization, or even dealing with any number of currencies, the job of putting a product in a box, placing a proper label on that box, and having it sent out can be an unknown for a small business owner. What follows are five tips to help a small online retailer get started with international shipping.

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