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Turning Growing Pains into Cross-border E-commerce Success: Universal Standard

2020-10-18T21:58:44-03:00October 19th, 2020|Best Practices, Case Study, Customer success stories|

Watch the on-demand webcast to learn how the world’s most inclusive fashion brand boosted conversion rates with international shoppers while improving shipping speed Sometimes, brands and retailers have the time to carefully and methodically plan out international business expansion, entering one market at a time. And then there are the brands that are thrown head-first into going global because of overwhelming [...]

8 Consumer Trends That Will Impact the Holiday Retail Season

2020-10-12T11:46:57-03:00October 7th, 2020|Best Practices|

Last year, holiday-related e-commerce reached a new high of $142.5 billion in the U.S. alone. This growth continues this year not just domestically, but around the world. Many cross-border e-commerce brands have already been experiencing increased demand throughout 2020. How will this impact e-commerce merchants’ ability to execute as we continue into the holiday retail season? Are online retailers prepared to [...]

Your Cross-Border E-commerce Solution: Five Reasons to Buy vs. Build In-House

2020-10-12T11:54:07-03:00September 24th, 2020|Best Practices|

In this blog post, Flow experts take a closer look at buying a cross-border e-commerce solution compared to building it in-house. Cross-border e-commerce is poised for explosive growth, driven in large part by a growing number of international consumers who are regularly turning to online merchants for everything from groceries and household supplies to apparel and electronics. Forrester predicts that the [...]

4 Reasons for Cross-Border E-commerce Merchants to Ditch Point Solutions

2020-09-16T15:37:31-03:00September 10th, 2020|Best Practices, Business Transformation|

While point solutions may at first provide a quick fix to an operational issue or process problem, they can in fact hinder the growth and potential of online brands and retailers when it comes to managing the complexities of cross-border selling. For those who are unfamiliar with the insider term “point solutions,” it’s defined as the act of solving one particular [...]

How Gift-Giving Holidays May Change This Season

2020-08-25T11:40:14-03:00August 25th, 2020|Best Practices, Cross Border Opportunity|

Cross-border e-commerce retailers rely on international holidays focused on gift-giving to boost sales and build relationships with global customers. But will purchasing gifts change because people are staying home and social distancing continues? International retailers will be pleased to know that the appetite for buying gifts is still there. However, brands will need to strengthen their order fulfillment and logistics capabilities [...]

Cross-Border E-commerce and the Role of Guided Navigation

2020-08-18T17:44:36-03:00August 18th, 2020|Best Practices, User Experience|

Don’t make your global e-commerce customers hunt for what they want to buy from you. To succeed with customers in global markets, every cross-border e-commerce retailer needs to master faceted search, also known as guided navigation. Guided navigation on a properly localized cross-border e-commerce website allows shoppers to apply multiple filters while browsing, displaying only the relevant merchandise that matches their [...]

Striking the Right Tone: What Resonates with Global Consumers

2020-07-13T14:10:15-03:00July 8th, 2020|Best Practices, International Marketing|

Since the pandemic began, brands from every retail sector have been coming out of the woodwork to share their take on the global situation and communicate how they are responding. During times like these, consumers around the world observe how brands respond to a global crisis as it develops and changes. Aligning your brand’s values with that of your customer base [...]

Global Phasing: 5 Paths to Expanding Your E-Commerce Business into New Markets

2020-06-29T03:25:52-03:00July 1st, 2020|Best Practices, Market Entry|

As opportunities emerge in cross-border commerce amidst the current global event, many businesses are beginning to understand the importance of geographic diversification when it comes to their selling strategy.  While taking your e-commerce website into multiple global markets all at once can be overwhelming, here are some ways e-commerce merchants can expand in phases. As more and more international consumers gain [...]

Prepare for the Road Ahead: Streamlining Efficiencies with Technology for Cross-Border E-Commerce

2020-09-09T11:46:01-03:00June 26th, 2020|Best Practices|

E-commerce has experienced a major surge throughout the pandemic, especially in its early days as brick-and-mortar locations were forced to close. It’s likely that e-commerce will dominate even now as physical stores re-open. But keep in mind that layoffs and furloughs around the world will also continue a while longer. The Economic Policy Institute has stated that furloughs and job losses [...]

Six Steps for Cross-Border E-commerce Brands to Rally in Global Markets

2020-09-09T11:39:03-03:00June 4th, 2020|Best Practices, Cross Border Opportunity|

There’s no denying that economies all over the world have been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. For many brands and retailers who were enjoying e-commerce momentum before the outbreak, that momentum may seem lost. As a leading brand in your market, you exist to solve a problem for your customers, and you need to continue doing that. [...]