4 Factors for Navigating Logistics and Regulations in the Beverages Market

2018-12-19T20:01:47+00:00December 20th, 2018|Compliance|

From Self-Care to Smart Backpacks: This is the last post in a five-part series where we highlight product categories with global demand and the regulations and challenges to keep top of mind. The global market for hot drinks was worth USD $142.8 billion at retail in 2017, with more than half of those sales from coffee. An expanding global middle class [...]

How to win at cross border e-commerce in Australia: Get the free eBook

2018-12-17T15:29:49+00:00December 17th, 2018|Best Practices, Compliance, Order Fulfullment, Shipping|

For brands and retailers whose primary language is English, Australia offers a way to bypass some of the cultural adaptation and language barriers faced when becoming an international business. But before jumping into this fast-growing market, there are some important considerations and risks for cross border e-commerce retailers. That’s why Flow’s cross border e-commerce experts created our free new ebook, "APAC’s Major [...]

Tablet, Laptop, or Mobile? The most popular device by country and how it affects cross border e-commerce success

2018-12-11T20:20:55+00:00December 11th, 2018|News|

It’s hard to talk about cross border e-commerce without discussing m-commerce. Last year, global consumers spent $22.64 trillion online, 58.9% over mobile. From 2016 to 2017, worldwide m-commerce sales rose 40.3%, with the highest spending in China, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Increased internet connection -- regardless of device -- always means more revenue for the [...]

4 Factors for Navigating Counterfeits and Regulations in Sporting Goods and Leisure Markets

2018-12-05T19:49:12+00:00December 6th, 2018|Best Practices, Compliance, Order Fulfullment, Shipping|

From Self-Care to Smart Backpacks: This is the fourth post in a five-part series where we’ll highlight product categories with global demand and the regulations and challenges to keep top of mind. For the first time in human history, half the world’s population is middle-class or wealthier, with both the time and money to indulge in hobbies, sports and other leisure activities. [...]

What’s in Fashion? Green, Maternity, Athleisure and Modest Attire

2018-12-03T01:36:09+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Compliance, News|

From Self-Care to Smart Backpacks: This is the third post in a five-part series where we’ll highlight product categories with global demand and the regulations and challenges to keep top of mind. When consumers start browsing online, it’s often clothing that inspires them to hit “purchase.” Between 2018 and 2023, revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate of just over [...]

Navigating Fraud, Privacy and Regulations in the Electronics and Appliances Markets

2019-01-04T15:17:47+00:00November 27th, 2018|Compliance, News|

From Self-Care to Smart Backpacks: This is the second post in a five-part series where we’ll highlight product categories with global demand and the regulations and challenges to keep top of mind. Twenty-first century consumers are glued to their gadgets, which has both spurred the growth of e-commerce in general and the online purchasing of electronics and appliances. The global consumer electronics [...]

Food, Drug or Medical Device? 5 Steps to Navigate Global Regulations in the Self-care Space

2019-01-04T15:21:06+00:00November 19th, 2018|Compliance, News|

From Self-Care to Smart Backpacks: This is the first post in a five-part series where we’ll highlight product categories with global demand and the regulations and challenges to keep top of mind. According to the World Health Organization, “health is a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In recent years, the [...]

Flow Wins REMODE Fashion Awards for Best E-Commerce Solution

2018-11-27T19:02:20+00:00November 14th, 2018|News|

We're pleased to share that Flow has been named the winner of the REMODE Fashion Award for Best E-Commerce Solution.  The initial announcement was made at REMODE 2018 in Los Angeles on October 30th. The REMODE Fashion Awards are given to solution providers and fashion brands that are transforming the future of fashion. Winners are selected based on their innovative approach [...]

Three A/B Tests to Boost Global Conversion This Holiday Season

2018-12-17T17:31:40+00:00November 11th, 2018|Best Practices|

It’s no secret that most eCommerce brands and retailers experience spikes in online traffic during the holidays, making this a prime time to run A/B tests for both your domestic and global sites. More traffic means you’ll hit confidence levels faster on your tests and gain valuable learnings for optimizing your site during the holiday rush. This allows you to iterate [...]

“Like and Share:” Top Social Media Platforms in Global Markets

2019-01-04T15:05:25+00:00November 8th, 2018|Best Practices|

A breakdown of which social media networks are most popular in the top global markets Brands and retailers already know that social media networks are becoming increasingly dominant channels for engaging with consumers. But did you know that product discovery via social networks is now competing with search engines like Google? In her 2018 Internet Trends Report, venture capitalist Mary Meeker [...]