Steve Villegas

Steve Villegas

Steve Villegas is vice president of partner management at PPRO Group, a cross-border e-payment specialist.

A Sales, Marketing and Business Development Executive with over 20 years of experience building and managing sales, partner development and marketing teams which have delivered profitable results, built market share, and exceeded revenue goals while outperforming competition. A natural communicator and team leader with strong motivational skills, with the ability to build, produce and succeed.

The Future of Cross-Border E-Commerce

Despite events happening around the world, from trade disputes to looming legislation with global impacts, we're entering an era of unparalleled growth. According to PPRO research, worldwide cross-border e-commerce grew by 4 percent last year to a current value of $412 billion. To take advantage of this global opportunity, U.S. merchants need to accommodate the very…

How 5G Will Revolutionize Retail Mobile Payments

Retail has increasingly become a mobile function to meet the needs of a constantly on-the-go consumer base, especially with the rise in popularity of mobile e-wallets. The introduction of 5G will only enhance innovations in retail technology and, in turn, benefit the consumer. While still in its infancy, there's an expected global 5G rollout coming…

Myths vs. Facts: Exposing Myths in Retail Payments

In our bustling retail landscape — today’s most competitive market — it’s hard to believe that many online merchants, particularly those based in the U.S., avoid access to global transactions. When considering U.S. cross-border e-commerce is expected to generate sales of $203 billion by 2021, it should be a no-brainer for online retailers to consider capitalizing…

Road to U.S. Emergence in Global E-Commerce: How Cross-Border Payments Can Lead the Way

While nations across the world have traded purchasing and sharing goods for thousands of years, only recently can they do so instantaneously. It’s a potential game changer for online retailers across the globe. From telecommunications to healthcare, the global marketplace continues to offer more and more innovative ways to bring people together. So why aren’t…

Trade War Not Projected to Stunt the Growth of E-Commerce

It's difficult to escape the ongoing news surrounding the U.S. president’s “trade war,” and what could potentially unfold. Recent headlines have left many e-commerce merchants feeling uncertain, as it's still unclear how cross-border sales could be affected. Regardless of the trade war we currently face, e-commerce growth rates around the world have skyrocketed in recent…