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How Universal Standard Is Leveraging Cross-Border E-commerce to Expand Revenue

2020-10-12T11:49:16-03:00September 30th, 2020|Case Study, Cross Border Opportunity|

Cross-border e-commerce is exploding, with a 21% increase in revenue between January and June 2020 compared to last year. The pandemic has made cross-border e-commerce a crucial channel for brands. Is your brand embracing the opportunity? Retailers that haven’t yet adapted their e-commerce store to provide international consumers with the best possible customer experience are missing out on all of this [...]

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 [...]

Get the Free Guide: Entering English-Speaking Cross-Border E-commerce Markets

2020-10-20T15:22:32-03:00August 10th, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity, Market Entry|

We’ve talked before about how every e-commerce retailer must create their path to becoming an international business. What works for one merchant may not be right for the next. When dipping a toe into the vast waters of cross-border e-commerce, the first stop for many brands is establishing a localized presence in English-speaking countries such as the U.S., Canada, Australia, and [...]

Retail Resilience: Driving Business Growth with Cross-Border E-commerce

2020-10-20T15:19:58-03:00July 29th, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity, Customer success stories|

A recap of our webinar, “Navigating the New Normal,” featuring Flow CEO Rob Keve, Forrester Analyst Lily Varon, and Rowing Blazers Head of E-commerce Katelyn Glass. It’s not an exaggeration to say that everything about daily life has been disrupted. The global public health crisis has now been around long enough to become a significant change agent. On average, it takes [...]

Expanding Your Horizons: Why Domestic E-commerce Merchants Should Go Global

2020-09-24T11:31:30-03:00June 15th, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity, Market Entry|

If you’ve ever spent time with a financial advisor, chances are, you’re familiar with the saying “diversify your funds.”  Smart investors know that to maximize returns, you must invest in different areas that would each react differently to the same event. Although no single tactic can guarantee against loss, diversification is an important component of reaching long-range financial goals while minimizing [...]

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. [...]

3 Reasons Cross-Border Drives Business During Market Disruptions

2020-09-09T11:36:02-03:00June 1st, 2020|Business Transformation, Cross Border Opportunity, Market Entry|

Let's not kid ourselves: global events and market disruptions will continue to occur. We've already seen many natural or man-made phenomena happen in the past that have interrupted global business. Perhaps it has not been at the scale that it is today, but the pattern is there. But hard times often lead to innovation, which has been the case during other [...]

Webinar Recap: Crafting a Cross-Border Strategy in Response to Today’s Environment

2020-09-09T11:34:20-03:00May 26th, 2020|Case Study, Cross Border Opportunity|

Last week we hosted a webinar with our friends at the Global E-commerce Leaders Forum featuring one of our notable clients, Outerknown, and exploring their cross-border journey. The current global events have drastically shifted the majority of consumer shopping to online, as we all already know. These changes in consumer behavior are unprecedented and could have never been predicted.  Brands that [...]

The Big Pivot: The Larger Implications of Adapting to Market Shifts

2020-09-09T11:31:48-03:00May 14th, 2020|Business Transformation, Cross Border Opportunity|

Some of the retail industry’s most popular brands have joined in the global effort to produce supplies in high demand, particularly in support of healthcare workers during the current global crisis. This pivot could not have been easy, but it highlights the innovation and resiliency that successful brands and retailers possess and will continue to exercise in the future. The fast-changing [...]

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

2020-09-09T11:30:40-03:00May 11th, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity, 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 [...]