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Five Cross-Border E-Commerce Predictions for 2021

2020-12-23T03:27:57-03:00December 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 [...]

Why Localizing Product Feeds Matter and How To Do It Right

2020-12-07T02:54:57-03:00December 3rd, 2020|Best Practices, International Marketing, User Experience|

Whether you realize it or not, your e-commerce store has global reach simply by being online. Global shoppers can find your online store when searching for specific items or categories if your website is optimized correctly. The question is, when an item from your e-commerce website comes up in a Google shopping search or on a social media ad, will cross-border [...]

The Fundamentals of a Successful Cross-Border Shipping Strategy

2020-11-18T12:44:00-03:00November 16th, 2020|Best Practices, Shipping|

Shipping is one of the necessary evils that all international e-commerce businesses have to confront to successfully sell goods across borders. But by using the right best practices, you can strategize a cross-border strategy for selling internationally without making shipping and logistics a headache.  Below we dive into cost-effective methods for delivering products to consumers that not only meet their expectations [...]

Identifying and Eliminating Cross-Border E-commerce Barriers

2020-11-12T16:15:18-03:00November 3rd, 2020|Best Practices, User Experience|

Do you have a shopping cart abandonment problem with your cross-border customers? Download our free infographic to learn more about what may be causing it.  Cart abandonment rate is a key metric for brands and retailers to monitor as an indicator of an online store’s overall performance. A high cart abandonment rate is a telltale sign that there is friction in [...]

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

2020-11-12T16:12:31-03:00October 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

2020-10-20T15:49:05-03:00September 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

2020-10-20T15:40:50-03:00September 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

2020-10-20T15:28:11-03:00August 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

2020-10-20T15:25:27-03:00August 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 [...]