Six Lessons for Cross Border E-commerce Merchants from the 2019 Internet Trends Report

2019-08-15T18:46:10-03:00July 15th, 2019|Cross Border Opportunity News|

The 2019 Internet Trends report was released to the public at the end of June, offering industry insights, trends and predictions that undoubtedly impact international e-commerce businesses. For those unfamiliar with this highly-anticipated report, Bond Capital founder and former Kleiner Perkins general partner Mary Meeker has been releasing her take on where the internet is heading for almost 25 years. Her [...]

Bridging Retail and Technology: Highlights From The Lead Innovation Summit

2019-08-09T13:04:53-03:00July 15th, 2019|Cross Border Opportunity News|

Fresh from the news that our co-founders were  named “Entrepreneurs of the Year” in our home state of New Jersey, Flow’s international e-commerce experts headed to The Lead Innovation Summit in Brooklyn, NY on July 9-10. The Lead Innovation Summit is an event where the fashion and retail innovation communities get together to talk about what comes next for the industry.  [...]

Flow Cofounders Win the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 Award in New Jersey

2019-08-09T13:31:19-03:00June 24th, 2019|News|

It's been an exciting month for the Flow team.  Last week on Thursday June 20th, we were honored to learn that our cofounders, CEO Rob Keve and CTO Mike Bryzek, received the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 Award in New Jersey from EY.  This award reflects the hard work of a team of dedicated innovators working to create a best-in-class solution [...]

Three Takeaways for Cross Border Retailers from Shoptalk 2019

2019-06-19T01:13:09-03:00March 13th, 2019|News|

Shoptalk brings together the entire retail ecosystem to discuss what the future of retail will be – and most importantly, how to prepare for it. Experts share the latest trends, technologies and business models, including recent changes in consumer expectations. This year’s Shoptalk event, held at the Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo Convention Center, was sold out, with 8,400 attendees and [...]

Global Innovation and Expansion: Don’t Miss Our Tech Talk at ShopTalk Next Week

2019-06-19T10:14:58-03:00February 25th, 2019|Best Practices News|

A sneak preview of the TechTalk presentation Flow CEO Rob Keve will give at ShopTalk With global e-commerce growing at a faster rate than in the U.S, it’s no wonder that domestic brands and retailers look to international expansion as a way to increase revenue and acquire new customers. But this level of opportunity for brands and retailers can’t be fully [...]

Cross Border E-Commerce: Trends and Challenges for the Furniture and Home Goods Space

2019-08-09T13:28:43-03:00February 20th, 2019|News Shipping|

Consumers have been purchasing clothing, books, and electronics online for years, but until very recently it was highly unusual to buy a mattress or furniture online, in part because of high shipping costs and unease around buying high-ticket items through a website. While only 11% of US internet users currently prefer to buy furniture online and the category accounted for only [...]

How Consumers ‘Feel the Love’ on Valentine’s Day Across the Globe

2019-06-19T01:21:13-03:00February 14th, 2019|News|

Valentine’s Day is big business for brands and retailers. This year, U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on gifts for Valentine’s Day, an increase from last year’s U.S. total spending of $136.57, according to the National Retail Federation. Jewelry, flowers, candy and clothing are the top-performing categories for Valentine’s Day in the U.S. Consumers here don’t limit the [...]

New Cross Border E-commerce Regulations Now In Effect In China

2019-06-19T01:13:52-03:00January 31st, 2019|Compliance News|

China has extensive and complex customs rules and government regulations for cross-border purchases. It also has a huge and increasingly well-to-do population that prefers foreign — mostly western — consumer goods, primarily because of the poor quality of domestic products. China is home to the largest e-commerce market in the world and streamlined regulations offer an opportunity for western merchants looking [...]

Six Trends for Cross Border Retailers in 2019

2019-06-19T01:07:25-03:00January 24th, 2019|News|

E-commerce is changing at an unprecedented pace. Anyone in e-commerce knows it can be tough to predict what consumers will want next. Retailers and consumer categories that were all the rage even a year ago can find themselves on the sidelines in the blink of an eye. New shopping trends, many driven by advancements in technology, mean that brands have to [...]