How to Navigate Digital Transformation for Your Cross-Border Business

2019-08-21T11:57:46-03:00August 20th, 2019|Best Practices|

A new report by Tech., a collaboration between Retail Week and the World Retail Congress, reveals that seventy-five percent of U.S. retailers believe the need for digital transformation has increased since 2016. The report, called "A World in Motion: Retail Digital Transformation Across the Globe, and the Technology Supporting It,” notes that global retail technology spending will reach nearly $203.6 billion [...]

Back-to-School Around the World: The Opportunity for Cross-Border E-commerce

2019-08-15T15:31:33-03:00August 15th, 2019|Best Practices Cross Border Opportunity|

It’s back-to-school season in many countries around the world. This is the time when teachers, students and parents prepare for a new year of learning -- and all the gear that goes with it. In the U.S., brands and retailers are coming out of the slower summer season and in the past have anticipated a boost in sales that is second [...]

Know Your Global Markets: Luxury E-commerce Trends in China

2019-07-29T12:17:06-03:00August 7th, 2019|Best Practices Cross Border Opportunity|

Cross border e-commerce merchants in the luxury category can win new customers and grow their revenue streams in China, but before diving into this complex market, there are some interesting new trends they should know about. The luxury retail category has been booming in China for many years, but that didn’t always translate to cross-border e-commerce success in this category. Not [...]

How to Navigate the Growing Pains of Reverse Logistics 

2019-08-09T13:06:45-03:00July 23rd, 2019|Best Practices Reverse Logistics|

Cross-border e-commerce represents about a fifth of the online market and is growing at double the rate of domestic e-commerce. According to a recent report released by Flow, sixty-seven percent of online shoppers in the 11 top global markets have made a cross-border purchase, with Brazilians, Australians and Canadians leading the pack for shopping from retailers outside their home country. But [...]

How tentree planted the seeds for a comprehensive cross-border strategy

2019-07-19T12:48:16-03:00July 8th, 2019|Best Practices Case Study|

Established in 2012, Canadian brand tentree aims to become the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet. As part of their mission, the brand uses sustainable fabrics and materials to reduce the negative impact of the apparel industry on the environment, in addition to planting ten trees for every item sold. Their goal: plant one billion trees by 2030. This mission [...]

Three Emerging Trends in Cross Border E-commerce that Define the Future of Retail

2019-08-09T13:30:01-03:00July 1st, 2019|Best Practices|

E-commerce has been evolving at such a rapid pace, it may be challenging to know what’s next. How will consumers’ preferences change one year from now, or even five years from now? The ability to predict the future of e-commerce becomes even more difficult for cross-border merchants. It’s hard enough to prepare for the future in one market that brands are [...]

Why, Where, and How for Cross-Border Marketing

2019-08-20T13:28:03-03:00June 6th, 2019|Best Practices|

Once you’ve launched a cross-border e-commerce business in a new market, the next step is to figure out how to market to consumers in each region.  Without making an investment in marketing, you cannot reasonably expect shoppers to flock to your site and buy your products. More often than not, consumers need help finding your online store. Internet marketing platforms like [...]

How a Global E-Commerce Strategy Can Help Beat the Summer Slowdown

2019-08-20T13:26:16-03:00June 3rd, 2019|Best Practices Cross Border Opportunity|

In the U.S., the summer season officially kicks off Memorial Day Weekend. Americans take their long-awaited summer vacations and their shopping habits typically slow down. Some retailers report as much as a 30% drop in sales during the summer months. Optimistic retailers may view June, July and early August as a good time to prepare for the impending frenzy of back-to-school [...]

Avoid a runway fail: How to ensure smooth sailing through customs

2019-08-20T13:25:27-03:00May 22nd, 2019|Best Practices Customs Duties and Taxes|

Paperwork is not something you expect to deal with when getting into a digitally-driven industry. But there’s no escaping it, especially for cross border e-commerce retailers. Lack of completed paperwork or inaccurate documents can tie up international goods at the border, leading to customer frustration and disappointment. For your international customers to receive goods in a timely fashion, an accurate and [...]

Five Lessons Cross Border Merchants Can Learn From Last Holiday Season

2019-08-20T13:22:20-03:00May 13th, 2019|Best Practices Cross Border Opportunity|

The 2018 holiday season was one of the best in recent years, exceeding expectations by the National Retail Federation (NRF), who predicted a U.S. sales growth rate of between 4.3% and 4.9%. The reality was higher. Total spending between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in the U.S. was up 5.4% at $998.32 billion. E-commerce sales during the five-day period from Thanksgiving [...]