Entries by Bill Spruill

Why trust is your eCommerce company’s competitive advantage

“If there is a significant human potential that has not been realized, I believe mutual trust and credibility is the biggest undiscovered fortune. Only when we pay attention and care about ‘honour’, will we ‘honour’ ourselves.” — Jack Ma As the founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma wants the same thing we all want in our relationships: trust. He […]

The GDC Way on Data Partnerships

Quick note: GDC is expanding the country reach of our real-time global electronic identity verification platform. Today we have over 45 partnerships with best in-country providers of identity data, each integrated into our system. We are growing to 150+ as quickly as possible. In this post, I’m writing about our approach to building deep relationships […]

An Update on What We’re Doing at GDC (Hint: lots of global electronic identity verification)

Dear Friends, You will notice some recent changes to the GDC website, and more are on the way. Let me explain what’s going on. Two years ago we saw an opportunity to extend the Global Data Consortium model to electronic identity verification. This is where companies use independent reference data to instantly verify the identities […]

New Advanced Address Verification Services in India

At GDC we are continuously searching the globe for new partners, new countries and new services for our customers; we enjoy telling the stories about our discovery and availability of these services!  We also work with our Partner Community to add additional capabilities to existing Worldview countries, and we are excited to announce the availability of […]

The Patagonian Express- Connecting Latin America Then & Now

I recently reread Paul Theroux’s book The Old Patagonian Express. His book details his journey by train from the suburbs of Boston to the tip end of Argentina by rail. Yes, one can truly travel the length of North, Central and South America by relatively contiguous passenger rail service. The first time I read this […]

Getting 48% Lift in Your Address Verification Results

Dear Friends, Next Tuesday Global Data Consortium will release the results of a head-to-head test we performed for a Fortune 500 company. It compared GDC’s Worldview global address verification system against the company’s incumbent technology, a long-time industry leader. The test spanned three dozen countries and included over 300,000 records, none of which the client […]

GDC Onboards France’s Best In-Country Data Provider

This week at GDC we’re thrilled to add a new partner from France, bringing the best in-country data solutions for French address verification. This is an important addition for us; at 62 billion dollars in eCommerce sales, France is the sixth largest eCommerce market worldwide. On top of that France is a wired culture, and […]

GDC Integrates Best Turkey Address Partner into Worldview

This week we announce the integration of Turkey’s best address intelligence service into GDC’s Worldview platform. Our partner, an Istanbul business with over 10 years of experience working closely with the Turkish government, demonstrates the command of local nuance needed to be the country’s most reliable address resource. As I discovered on a recent trip, if […]