Eric Christensen

Eric Christensen

Eric Christensen is Chief Payment Officer/Vice President of Product at Digital River, a completely integrated solution for all the back-office functions of ecommerce. Digital River enables businesses to sell across the world with a single connection to the platform of your choice.

Buy Now, Pay Later: What to Consider Before Making the Investment

Global e-commerce is undergoing a transformation as COVID-19 continues to bring a massive shift in consumer habits and a surge in online shopping. Social distancing and shelter-at-home requirements have consumers turning online to buy everything from food and household goods to electronics and clothing. While the overall volume of e-commerce transactions received the bulk of…

The Ever-Evolving E-Commerce Journey

From the way we consume media, music and more, it's clear the world is a completely different place than it was 25 years ago. E-commerce is no exception. Whether it’s socks, stocks, software, etc., chances are we can get it online. In 2019, global e-commerce sales amounted to $3.53 trillion, and are projected to grow…

What Online Retailers Must Know Before Entering New International Markets

Merchants have an increasing appetite for international expansion through their e-commerce channels. Late last year, Digital River commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey 130 executives and decision-makers at branded manufacturers in the U.S. and U.K. We wanted to know more about how companies are thinking about international expansion. The results of the survey were clear: More than ever before, companies are focused on geographic expansion in new online markets, and they have aggressive expectations for speed to market and profitability. Here are a list of tips for companies that are on the brink of their first international expansion project: