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3 Ways Cross-Border E-commerce Merchants Must Prepare for Holiday Shipping Now

2021-02-16T16:33:19-03:00October 9th, 2020|Order Fulfullment, Shipping|

With the dawn of a new holiday shopping experience comes a slew of new challenges for cross-border e-commerce retailers who want to keep costs low and profits high.  Holiday shipping surcharges are coming. Cross-border e-commerce retailers should be aware that some carriers are instituting larger fees than usual, both domestically and internationally. For example, FedEx recently announced an increase in global [...]

8 Consumer Trends That Will Impact the Holiday Retail Season

2021-02-18T13:16:49-03:00October 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 [...]

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

2021-02-18T13:20:28-03:00September 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 [...]

Your Cross-Border E-commerce Solution: Five Reasons to Buy vs. Build In-House

2021-02-16T16:26:26-03:00September 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

2021-02-18T13:06:40-03:00September 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 [...]

What Can Flow Do For You? Cross-Border E-commerce Success Stories in Popular Product Categories

2021-02-18T13:07:37-03:00September 2nd, 2020|Case Study, Customer success stories|

E-commerce merchants with global ambitions have found success by leveraging Flow’s flexible, end-to-end technology. Our e-commerce platform helps online merchants across all retail categories to seamlessly enter new international markets. In this blog, we will look at a few retail categories that offer significant cross-border e-commerce potential. We’ll also look at how brands in each of these categories solved common challenges [...]

How Gift-Giving Holidays May Change This Season

2021-02-16T18:43:46-03:00August 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

2021-02-16T18:08:06-03:00August 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 [...]

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

2021-02-16T19:29:12-03:00August 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

2021-02-16T18:06:09-03:00July 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 [...]