Posts Tagged ‘ Asia-Pacific Ecommerce ’

Cash on Delivery: Ecommerce Roadblock or Competitive Advantage?

by Ajeet Khurana | March 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

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Some rate it as the scourge of ecommerce, while others are beginning to accept it as a business necessity. I am talking about Cash on Delivery (CoD) as a payment option for online purchases. Customers in several countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia prefer to pay in cash upon receipt of goods. For […]

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Ecommerce in India: 5 Tips for Speeding Up the Startup Process

by Ajeet Khurana | February 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

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Every country has a unique character. An astute ecommerce professional taps into this uniqueness. Take the case of India, home to one-seventh of the world’s population. Would it surprise you to know that the number of Indians that have a mobile phone connection is greater than the number of Indians with access to toilets? Sounds […]

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Tips and Best Practices for Targeting an APAC Audience (Part 2)

by John Yunker | October 14, 2013 | No Comments

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the big picture questions you should ask before targeting an APAC market, such as retail channels, payment methods, and web hosting. Now it’s time to start thinking about localizing your website and brand for the local markets in Asia. Here are some tips to keep in mind.   […]

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Tips and Best Practices for Targeting an APAC Audience (Part I)

by John Yunker | October 3, 2013 | No Comments

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Any company with global aspirations cannot afford to ignore the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. It’s a region that includes more than two billion people across more than 20 countries, ranging from Australia to Indonesia to China and Japan. But it’s also a region with significant linguistic, cultural, and political diversity. The APAC acronym may be useful […]

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How Your Pricing Strategy Can Bring Good Luck in Asia

by John Yunker | July 24, 2013 | Comments Off on How Your Pricing Strategy Can Bring Good Luck in Asia

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Numbers sometimes mean much more than the data they represent. People often have lucky numbers that carry emotional significance to them. And, culturally, there are lucky and unlucky numbers as well — with proof in the simple fact that most skyscrapers in the United States (and around the world) have no floor number 13. In […]

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International Insights from the Direct Selling World

by Kent Allen | October 6, 2012 | Comments Off on International Insights from the Direct Selling World

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More and more direct sellers are expanding internationally. This week we look at the international stats on direct selling and uncover some interesting, albeit intuitive, findings that suggest we’ll need to keep an eye on this type of direct to consumer model.

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Breaking Down the BRICs: China’s Opportunities and Barriers

by Kent Allen | September 18, 2012 | Comments Off on Breaking Down the BRICs: China’s Opportunities and Barriers

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As we suggested might be the case last week, much of the interest in international Ecommerce at the Shop.org Annual Summit revolved around China and Brazil. I hosted a roundtable on Ecommerce opportunities in the BRIC countries and Scot Wingo of ChannelAdvisor hosted a roundtable that drilled down into digital commerce opportunities in South American. […]

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The BRICs and Beyond: Growing International Online Sales in Key Emerging eCommerce Markets

by Kent Allen | September 7, 2012 | Comments Off on The BRICs and Beyond: Growing International Online Sales in Key Emerging eCommerce Markets

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Much of next week’s Shop.org BRICs and Beyond roundtable discussion will likely focus on Brazil and China. So we want to give Mother Russia a little international Ecommerce love ahead of time. Find out why Russia is a great place for Ecommerce

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KiwiCommerce: Learning from the Aussies’ Missteps, New Zealand Retail Adapting to Today’s Consumer

by Kent Allen | August 14, 2012 | Comments Off on KiwiCommerce: Learning from the Aussies’ Missteps, New Zealand Retail Adapting to Today’s Consumer

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As we mentioned in last week’s post on how international cross-channel retail will likely raise the bar for cross-border Ecommerce firms in the U.S., traditional Australian retailers have recently struggled to come to grips with today’s global consumer. A recent online shopping survey/study by PwC and Frost & Sullivan suggests that New Zealand retailers that face […]

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Rumors of a Dearth of Luxury Goods Sales Greatly Exaggerated?

by Kent Allen | July 30, 2012 | Comments Off on Rumors of a Dearth of Luxury Goods Sales Greatly Exaggerated?

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Contrary to many recent reports, Chinese shoppers have continued to indulge in their love of luxury brands. As more brands look to connect online with luxury shoppers and others, we’ll explore four considerations that they should factor into their international Ecommerce strategies

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