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Get Organized: The Cross-Border E-commerce Improvement Checklist 

2021-03-31T02:56:27-03:00April 13th, 2021|Best Practices, User Experience|

Does your brand’s cross-border e-commerce presence need a makeover? This is a good time for brands and retailers to take a closer look at what worked and what didn’t in 2020 and make adjustments to their long tail e-commerce strategies. This might mean working with new logistics and technology partners, creating more localized customer experiences, or selecting new global markets to [...]

Latest Webinar: Cooking Up Strategic Growth for Cross-Border E-commerce Merchants

2021-03-31T03:09:09-03:00March 30th, 2021|Case Study, Market Entry|

Our own Rob Keve and Chip Malt, co-founder and CEO of Made In Cookware, share insights on the unprecedented cross-border e-commerce opportunity for brands right now. For ambitious brands and retailers, global expansion isn’t a long-term goal in the distant future. There’s never been a more urgent time to enter the international e-commerce landscape. Cross-border e-commerce spending is expected to break [...]

How Cross-Border E-commerce Retailers Can Plan for the Next Phase of Recovery

2021-03-16T12:07:47-03:00March 17th, 2021|Cross Border Opportunity, E-commerce Market|

We are now more than a year into a global pandemic that has presented multiple challenges and disruptions for e-commerce merchants. Many online stores have spent the last 12 months quickly pivoting to better serve their customers who transitioned to a life spent working, child-rearing, and shopping from home. E-commerce websites saw unprecedented growth in traffic as home-bound shoppers turned to [...]

What’s the Right Mix of Alternative Payments for Cross-Border E-commerce?

2021-03-09T13:18:15-03:00March 1st, 2021|Payments|

Download Flow’s newest infographic to learn which payment methods are preferred in the 12 largest cross-border e-commerce markets.  The unprecedented events of 2020 demonstrated how quickly things change. That’s why Flow has updated our infographic, Payment Preferences for the 12 Largest Cross-Border Markets, with more recent data sources from 2020. With more global consumers moving to online shopping than ever before, [...]

Latest Webinar: Ulla Johnson Unlocks the Potential of Cross-Border E-commerce with Flow

2021-03-09T13:19:57-03:00February 18th, 2021|Best Practices, Case Study, Market Entry|

Flow recently co-hosted a webinar with a leading analyst firm Coresite to explore the opportunities and challenges for cross-border e-commerce. “Flowing Cross-Border: Ulla Johnson’s Journey into Global Expansion” featured insights from Coresight Founder Deborah Weinswig, Flow CEO Rob Keve, as well as first-hand experience from Nikki Davidson, Senior Manager of Digital at NYC-based fashion brand Ulla Johnson. For direct-to-consumer brands who [...]

Is Your Brand Prepared for Cross-Border E-commerce Demand?

2021-03-09T13:21:05-03:00February 1st, 2021|Best Practices, Case Study, Cross Border Opportunity|

Your brand may be winning with domestic customers, but what about your global ones? Before you say, “We’re not an international brand yet,” think again. Most domestic retailers with an online presence are already international brands whether they intend to be or not. Thanks to international channels such as Google Search, Facebook and Instagram, consumers anywhere in the world with an [...]

Latest Webinar: Citizens of Humanity talks Global with Flow and Women’s Wear Daily

2021-02-16T18:55:27-03:00January 20th, 2021|Best Practices, Business Transformation, Case Study, Cross Border Opportunity, Customer success stories|

In case you missed it, last week we hosted a webinar with Women's Wear Daily, featuring a top executive at world-renowned denim brand Citizens of Humanity.  Our speaker from Citizens of Humanity was Mario Barroi, the COO of International at the brand. A thoughtful executive with extensive experience in global operations for e-commerce, Mario was a senior member of the luxury [...]

What’s Your Long Tail Strategy for Cross-Border E-commerce?

2021-02-16T18:16:54-03:00January 11th, 2021|Cross Border Opportunity, E-commerce Market, International Marketing|

In his bestselling 2008 book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, author Chris Anderson lays out a model in which merchants offer personalized, niche products rather than relying on a handful of generic products that are in high demand at the moment. He explains, “As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets [...]

Five Cross-Border E-Commerce Predictions for 2021

2021-04-14T22:58:29-03:00December 23rd, 2020|Best Practices, Cross Border Opportunity, E-commerce Market, International Marketing|

In 2020, cross-border e-commerce became a greater priority for retailers and consumers alike. E-commerce became a lifeline for consumers who couldn’t leave their homes. And online shopping has been the dominant revenue source for retailers who couldn’t rely on their brick-and-mortar stores. Domestic e-retailers are seeing unprecedented traffic coming to their websites from international sources. The global pandemic drove much of [...]

Brexit Update: What Cross-Border E-commerce Merchants Need to Know for 2021

2021-02-16T16:36:08-03:00December 15th, 2020|Compliance, Customs, Duties and Taxes|

Cross-border brands and retailers have been operating on a “wait and see” basis for the last three years regarding Brexit. Until now, it was unclear exactly how the United Kingdom’s (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) departure from the EU was going to roll out. Retailers have been watching developments over the last year with great interest because the United Kingdom [...]