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Should Your Ecommerce Business Accept Bitcoin?

by Ajeet Khurana | May 13, 2014 | No Comments

Bitcoins

One of the cardinal principles of ecommerce instructs us to make it easy for customers to buy. From that point of view, accepting a new currency is a no-brainer. But Bitcoin is a currency like no other. Given that it is not regulated or guaranteed by a central bank, some would say that it is […]

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5 Steps for Doing Business Across the Globe

by Matt Suraci | May 7, 2014 | No Comments

Operations Summit

Successful omni-channel merchants are going global! At the Operations Summit in Indianapolis last month, our own Michael Lamia, Vice President of Global Network Operations, helped top business leaders develop a practical game plan to expand their global reach. Here are Michael’s five steps for doing business in different regions across the globe: 1.       The Global […]

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dotConfusing — What you need to know about the next wave of top-level domains

by John Yunker | May 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

dotconfusing

Perhaps you’ve read the news articles about how a flood of new top-level domains — from .bike to .watch — are promising to revolutionize the Internet. And maybe you’ve also heard that if you don’t register your company on these new domains, you’ll be in danger of missing out, just like you may have missed […]

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Cash Payment Options for Ecommerce

by Ajeet Khurana | April 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

cash payment

As retail business moves online, it’s only logical for payments to be transacted online, and not in cash. A common online payment mechanism is the credit card. But there are others: bank transfer, PayPal, Google Wallet, Bitcoin, mobile payment solutions, and more. But we can’t wish away cash as a payment option. There are several […]

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Grow your SEO: What to expect when you’re optimizing

by Drew Green of Shop.CA | April 22, 2014 | No Comments

SEOWordTree

As you grow your current business and reach into new markets, search engine optimization must become a permanent part of your global strategic planning — it simply must be a part of your company DNA if you want organic traffic to grow up healthy and strong. As you expand, every contract, marketing campaign, partnership and […]

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Doing Business in New Regions: How to Make it Happen

by Matt Suraci | April 17, 2014 | No Comments

MagGlass (2)

According to a recent report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the next decade will see a vast increase in the number of companies that set up locations overseas. The report projected that by 2025 more than 45 percent of the Fortune Global 500 could be based in emerging regions, up from 5 percent in 1990 […]

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All Systems Go? A Checklist for the Transition from Domestic to International Ecommerce

by Ernie Schell | April 15, 2014 | No Comments

Checklist

Venturing into international ecommerce can be daunting, but like anything else, if you break it down into bite-size issues, the challenge becomes more manageable. This is a “meal” in three courses, plus dessert: First Course: Sales Taxes/VAT Sales taxes Duties Customs fees Using brokers Second Course: Pricing Pricing (convert or tailor to currency/market?) Frequency of […]

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How Content Marketing Can Help Your Ecommerce Business Internationally

by Ajeet Khurana | April 2, 2014 | 4 Comments

Content Marketing

Content marketing is about creating and distributing content with the objective of engaging customers. The content could be in any form — text, audio, images, and video. Audio content is relatively rare, but the other forms are commonly used as instruments of content marketing. Content marketing has been around for a long time, though its […]

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5 Questions to Ask Any Potential Translation Vendor

by John Yunker | March 25, 2014 | No Comments

translation key

Your translation agency is your voice to the world. Select the right agency, and the world will hear you loud and clear. Select the wrong agency, and the world may never know what you have to say — or worse, hear something you never intended to say. When selecting a translation agency, plan on asking […]

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10 International Ecommerce Experts Your Business Should Follow on Twitter

by Ajeet Khurana | March 20, 2014 | 6 Comments

Follow on Twitter

There are several ways to keep on top of the latest in international ecommerce. My four favorites are: Reading the right books Attending ecommerce events Reading ecommerce related blogs Following international ecommerce experts on social media. The problem with each of these approaches is that today’s business environment has a rather poor signal-to-noise ratio. This […]

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