Posts Tagged ‘ international consumer ’

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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Conquering the Next Frontier: Ecommerce Expansion (Part 2)

by Sherry Shi | September 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Conquering the Next Frontier: Ecommerce Expansion (Part 2)

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This blog post is a continuation of Conquering the Next Frontier: Ecommerce Expansion (Part 1). For a summary of the different stages outlined below, feel free to take a look at Part 1 of this blog post.   A Simplified Roadmap for International Ecommerce Expansion Stage 1: Leverage What You Have This is the “get […]

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Credit Cards and Ecommerce in Emerging Markets

by Laurel Delaney | August 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Credit Cards and Ecommerce in Emerging Markets

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Enabling broader credit card functionality and multiple payment options on your ecommerce site allows you to sell to emerging markets, which comprise more than half of the world’s population, and to other promising regions of growth in the world as well. You’ll increase revenue and enhance profitability for your e-retail business by accepting credit card […]

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Ten Questions to Consider Before Entering an Emerging Market

by John Yunker | August 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Ten Questions to Consider Before Entering an Emerging Market

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For companies in search of global growth, emerging markets are hard to resist. But like the California gold fields of the 1850s, the promise of riches doesn’t always result in riches. That’s not to say you shouldn’t have an emerging market strategy — you absolutely should. But set your expectations accordingly. Begin by understanding that […]

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FAQs: Global Shipping Program (GSP) Parcel Processing

by Saad Alam | July 17, 2013 | Comments Off on FAQs: Global Shipping Program (GSP) Parcel Processing

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Our article from last week on the Global Shipping Program (GSP) has received a ton of views and its clear that many of you have questions specifically about the parcel processing for GSP handled by Pitney Bowes. Well, we’ve heard you loud and clear and wanted to give you the answers! Below are the Top […]

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The Beauty of the Global Shipping Program with eBay & Pitney Bowes

by Saad Alam | July 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

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Global Ecommerce can be challenging Sellers want a simple, convenient and reliable solution to ship their goods around the world. Buyers want fast shipping and tracking at a low-cost. They also want to know how much it is going to cost. Sounds easy, right? Not so fast… Cross-border shipping adds a layer of complexity. Sellers […]

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Customer Emails for International Buyers

by Jeff Korhan | June 19, 2013 | Comments Off on 5 Easy Ways to Improve Customer Emails for International Buyers

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Email is invaluable for communicating with customers around the globe, with its effectiveness significantly increased when care is taken to adapt to new expectations. While the use of email may seem straightforward, the truth is there are many subtle nuances that you should consider to enhance its effectiveness, especially for international buyers. To send emails […]

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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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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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