‘Tis the season to be jolly – and shop ‘til you drop. Yes, it’s still November, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, leading us right into the busiest shopping time of the year. Read more “Unwrap this season’s top retail trends”
In the omnichannel retail era, merchants have an ever increasing amount of payment data streaming back to them from various sources – in-store, online, mobile and social. This massive volume of information is one of the modern retailer’s most valuable assets when it comes to better understanding their consumer, improving their payment authorization rates and locking out fraud. And yet, properly leveraging payment data requires expertise, resources and a lot of time. That’s why, of the mountains of data produced, less than 0.5% is ever analysed and used by retailers.
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The German ecommerce market is the second biggest in Europe and the fifth biggest in the world. With extremely healthy online sales figures of USD64 billion (tipped to hit USD83 billion by 2018) it’s a good time for international merchants to consider moving into this lucrative, booming region.
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For an online travel agency (OTA), entering new markets presents a specific set of complications. Not only are you juggling languages, legislation and currencies, you’re also dealing with travelers from different cultures who may expect different things from the experience. The only way to survive when expanding internationally is product localization using in-depth knowledge of your target region.
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A must-see collection of insights into how shifts in consumer technology will shape consumer behavior between now and 2020.
With 380 million shoppers and an annual revenue of USD670 billion, Chinese ecommerce is one of the most exciting sectors in the world. Breaking into the market is not a simple process, however. The Chinese online shoppers is extremely choosy about where and how they buy their products. Unless you understand their preferences, it will be impossible to get their attention in such a competitive region.
Boasting the 6th biggest ecommerce market in the world and the 3rd biggest in Europe, France represents attractive territory for online merchants looking to branch out internationally. In fact, 6% of all French retail is done online. Yet, while the French buyer is comfortable with web-shopping, that does not mean getting their attention and capturing their business will be easy.