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

2020-05-09T04:59:28-03:00May 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 [...]

International E-commerce Expansion: What’s Your Strategy Right Now?

2020-05-06T12:34:30-03:00May 6th, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity, Shipping, User Experience|

What do domestic e-commerce merchants need in place to execute a successful international expansion strategy in today’s global environment? Here are some of the basics. As an online retailer, you already know that your customers are living through a significant global event that will undoubtedly change everything about their shopping behaviors. And certainly the crisis has changed your business, too, in [...]

Plan Now for Global Market Recovery: Your Cross-Border E-commerce Debrief

2020-04-28T01:10:47-03:00April 29th, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity, E-commerce Market|

There’s no sugarcoating the fact that the retail industry has been deeply affected, on a global scale, by current global events. Retail outlets that depend on the revenue from brick-and-mortar stores have suffered the most. There are going to be more difficult days ahead. But we have seen extraordinary acts of kindness and support from those in our industry who are [...]

How Cross-Border E-commerce Merchants Can Help International Shoppers During the Pandemic

2020-04-20T17:03:58-03:00April 21st, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity, User Experience|

As nations around the globe work to stop the spread of COVID-19, citizens have had to change their way of life to keep themselves and others safe. Office buildings, retail stores, and schools have shut down. Many people are either out of work entirely or they’re working from home. Some households are juggling remote working with homeschooling their kids and looking [...]

Our Clients That Are Doing Good During Difficult Times

2020-04-17T12:56:53-03:00April 15th, 2020|News|

“We’re all in it together.” It’s a phrase we hear often these days to which we can all relate. And being “in it together” has been an opportunity for all of us to come together as a global community. Despite the hardships, many businesses have embraced this refrain by offering support to their communities, near and far.  At Flow, we have [...]

International She-commerce: The Global Buying Power of Women

2020-04-19T14:38:01-03:00April 3rd, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity|

“Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman.” This quote originated in an advertising campaign from the 1940s to sell Ladies Home Journal magazines to housewives. While at the time it had different undertones and meanings, it is very relevant today when looking at the increase in the number of women making economic decisions for their households.  The buying power of women, [...]

Interview with Flow CEO Rob Keve: Impact of Global Market Disruptions On Retail

2020-04-29T18:26:22-03:00March 23rd, 2020|Cross Border Opportunity, E-commerce Market|

I sat down with our CEO Rob Keve to ask his thoughts on the current and future impact of the global pandemic on retail and e-commerce.  He provided a number of insights that we wanted to share with our readers. What can we expect in terms of logistics bottlenecks for online orders in the coming weeks/months?  In the short term, despite [...]

Know Your Markets: Cross-Border E-commerce Opportunities in the United Arab Emirates

2020-03-11T13:40:04-03:00March 17th, 2020|Best Practices, Cross Border Opportunity|

The UAE has grown from an undeveloped region of the Persian Gulf to a Middle Eastern economic powerhouse. Find out why cross-border e-commerce is heating up, and what retailers must do to succeed here. The United Arab Emirates consists of seven states, or emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah, and Umm al-Quwain. Though these nation-states have traditionally [...]

In Case of Emergency: How Cross-Border E-commerce Brands Can Plan for Unexpected Events and Circumstances

2020-03-11T12:51:29-03:00March 11th, 2020|E-commerce Market|

In recent weeks, COVID-19 has illustrated why international e-commerce retailers must plan for emergencies and market disruptions to future-proof their businesses. COVID-19 has quickly become a global public health crisis, with outbreaks reported in dozens of countries and new cases reported each day. Global financial markets have reacted sharply, demonstrating in real-time just how connected our global economy is. There are [...]

The Rise of Purpose-Driven E-Commerce Brands: Finding Your “Why”

2020-02-25T03:26:31-03:00March 5th, 2020|Best Practices, Cross Border Opportunity|

Your e-commerce brand may already provide great products and customer service, but did you know that connecting with your customers on an emotional level is also imperative to success in each global market where you do business? In order for your brand to thrive, your global customers must have a sense of your brand’s purpose. Do they know who you are [...]