Showing posts tagged with 'International'

June 24, 2014

How to Stand Apart From the Crowd: Differentiation in E-Commerce

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category IconConversions & UX Category IconInternational Category IconNews & Trends

E-commerce websites currently comprise 10-12% of the Internet; by the time this blog is posted, there will roughly be

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June 20, 2014

E-Commerce & Main Street Hybrid: 11Main

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconInternational Category IconNews & Trends Category IconTechnology

China’s e-commerce super marketplace, Alibaba, is bringing the US a new and more personalized online shopping experience with 11main.com, an online marketplace that aims to create the feeling of walking down the “Main Streets” of American towns and browsing their local boutiques and specialty shops. Thus far, the 11 Main merchants are a handful of invite-only vendors...

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June 17, 2014

E-Commerce & Dropshipping: 3 Steps to Success

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category IconInternational Category IconShipping & Logistics

For their past shipping needs, e-tailers went through significant barriers to enter the marketplace. Not only did they need to set up a website, payment solution, and marketing plan (among hundreds of other tasks), but they also had to invest a significant amount of capital in purchasing and storing inventory. The costs and burden associated with acquiring and managing...

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June 5, 2014

Which Languages Have the Most Power in E-Commerce?

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconConversions & UX Category IconInternational

The Internet is a realm without borders. You can reach anyone, anywhere, in any country. Yet there remains one digital border: language. In 2004, Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of the global blogging website Global Voices, made an observation one evening while he was having dinner with about a dozen of his blogger friends in Amman, Jordan, all of whom were yammering away in Arabic...

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May 28, 2014

2Checkout Launches Quarterly Fraud Index Report To Monitor Global Online Payment Scams

Posted by Sean Edgar Category Icon2Checkout Category IconInternational

Fraud and online security are two of the biggest concerns we hear about from our merchants on a consistent basis. What countries have the most fraudsters? What products are safer to trade in? What currencies are at risk for fraudulent activity? With these questions in mind, we decided to dive deep into our resources and report back on data from a sample of almost one million...

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May 9, 2014

How to Localize in India the Right Way

Posted by Frannie Jackson Category IconConversions & UX Category IconInternational

More than just translating your website and converting currencies, localization is crucial to any e-commerce merchant looking to expand globally. But what does successful localization in action look like? Let’s take a look at India.

Launched in June of last year, Amazon India is already revolutionizing e-commerce in the country. From operating a culturally-specific...

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April 28, 2014

World-Wide Wi-Fi: Why Google and Facebook Are Providing Free Wireless to Developing Countries

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconInternational Category IconNews & Trends

Approximately one third of the world’s population has access to the Internet. Billions of individuals across the planet enjoy the ease and efficiency of speedy, wireless communication. Billions are selling, dealing, trading, and marketing online. Billions are deepening relationships between companies and customers through the Internet. But what of the remaining two-thirds of the world’s...

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April 24, 2014

Global Pricing Strategies: Competitive Pricing

Posted by Xan Bonneau Category IconInternational Category IconMarketing

Access 2Checkout’s free e-book, Pricing for a Global Market, to learn about the best pricing models for online businesses. Welcome to the double-edged sword of competitive pricing: charge too little and your e-commerce company won’t cover costs, charge too much and you’ll lose market share to your discounting competitor. This pricing model dominates commodities and high-volume goods at grocery stores. But is it right for you? Can you manage to...

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April 22, 2014

Alibaba: The Biggest E-Commerce IPO in History

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconInternational Category IconNews & Trends

Single’s Day — aka November 11th — was last year’s most successful day in the history of online sales. Not Black Friday. Not Cyber Monday. Single’s Day.  This Chinese holiday exclusively celebrates bachelor/bachelorettehood, and last year’s iteration featured many, many people shopping on Alibaba.com to buy many many gifts. So many gifts, that Single’s Day...

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April 18, 2014

5 Steps to Prepare Your Website for the Brazilian Market

Posted by Frannie Jackson Category IconInternational

Between hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Brazil has transformed into an international epicenter of sports with all of the commerce and publicity that comes with it. These events have only helped boost the country’s staggering market potential; it’s e-commerce alone is predicted to become the world’s fourth largest online sales market...

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