The power and versatility of mobile connectivity has only served to fuel the ongoing boom of online retailing, and new data suggests it's contributing to the proliferation of a global marketplace.
A PayPal and Ipsos report, via Chain Store Age, demonstrates the impact of mobile shopping through international markets.
More shoppers are making purchases via their mobile devices through international retailers, creating a marketplace unlike anything seen before.
This trend should only grow as more consumers worldwide gain access.
The importance of tech skills in the new-look retail economy is nothing new. However, should this shift toward a global marketplace continue, retail professionals will have to be versed in the web habits, consumer trends and even the language of the international shopper.
In a vast world, just where does one get started in planning for an evolving career? Consider the CareerCast Retail Network and its database of jobs.
Searching through the database using various keywords pertaining to international shopping can provide insight into where the globally inclined retailers are located, and what skills are necessary to work with them.