International Strategy

5 Ways Technology Can Solve Cross-Border E-Commerce Barriers for Retailers
July 20, 2021 at 4:08 pm

Over the past 16 months, consumers have increasingly discovered how easy it is to buy unique goods from international retailers. E-commerce websites saw unprecedented growth in traffic as home-bound shoppers turned to the internet for their most essential items when in-store shopping was no longer an option. And coming out of the pandemic, many consumers…

Building the Next Generation of E-Commerce Marketplace Titans
July 19, 2021 at 7:51 pm

In a lucrative new phenomenon, e-commerce investors are pouring billions into marketplace sellers who are often still operating from their own homes, transforming them into international brands in the process. This phenomenon is known as "rolling up" and helps to scale the business, boost sales and maximize profits. As international stay-at-home mandates forced brick-and-mortar stores…

What’s Missing From Your Cross-Border E-Commerce Strategy?
July 14, 2021 at 4:46 pm

Driven by the conditions of an unprecedented modern-day global pandemic, 2020 saw a rapid redefinition in the landscape for retailers across the spectrum. Faced with restrictions on physical retail sales, retailers turned to e-commerce platforms to remain operational, while consumers flocked to digital platforms for everything from their essential groceries to luxury goods. This resulted…

Global E-Commerce: How D-to-C Brands Can Win in the New Digital Landscape
June 30, 2021 at 7:18 pm

Had we not lived through it, could we ever have reasonably imagined that the entire world would shut down for even one day, let alone several months? If the pandemic had occurred just 10 years ago, the digital landscape then could never have supported the rapid and universal adoption of online services and products. With…

3 Ways Retailers Can Localize the Shopping Experience Internationally
June 2, 2021 at 7:02 pm

Retailers around the world are fascinated by the meteoric rise they’re seeing in global sales and payments. For years now, they've been trying to benefit from global markets and create e-commerce experiences that make consumers around the world feel like they're shopping somewhere right in their own neighborhood. The development of payments without borders is…

Uncovering Cross-Border Trends Impacting Retailers This Year
May 4, 2021 at 11:18 am

The pandemic-fueled acceleration of e-commerce led to record growth in domestic e-commerce sales in 2020. However, as domestic sales have grown, so have the number of cross-border e-commerce sales. According to Worldpay, 55 percent of online shoppers worldwide have purchased from another country in the last 12 months. The uptick in cross-border sales makes sense…

Payments: Going Global Requires Going Local
March 24, 2021 at 5:26 pm

With the rapid increase in e-commerce given the pandemic, you may be considering expanding your online business beyond our U.S. borders. However, to successfully do that, you'll need to take a close look at the mindset and expectations of future customers. Even the biggest corporations have made expensive mistakes by missing the mark — e.g.,…

How Technology Can Alleviate Retail’s Globalization Challenges
March 1, 2021 at 4:16 pm

The challenges retailers are facing in 2021 aren't simply regional anomalies. From the economic instability and demand volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to sustainability concerns from rising levels of waste, these obstacles exist on a global scale and will only continue to evolve in the years to come. Finding the right answers requires an…

2021: The Year of Localization
February 3, 2021 at 5:43 pm

2020 was difficult for many retailers, particularly for brick-and-mortar. However, for online retailers or those with online services, some of hardship of 2020 may have been alleviated somewhat. At the time of writing, it’s been predicted that there would 56 percent and 70 percent year-over-year increases in online sales in November and December, and a…

Cross-Border Growth: What Every Seller Needs to Know
February 2, 2021 at 8:34 pm

In recent months, e-commerce, particularly the third-party marketplace, has become the driving force for retailers as footfall in-store rapidly declines — with digital sales expected to rise a staggering 18 percent in 2020. Todays "virtual malls" have all delivered soaring revenue growth during the third quarter, fueled by the transformation of consumer shopping habits. E-commerce giants…