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How to Add Custom Payment Methods in WooCommerce

Accept Local Payment Methods in WooCommerce from 100+ Countries with the Rapyd Payments Plugin If you’re looking to grow your business’s reach across international markets, adding custom payment methods in WooCommerce is an important step. The Rapyd Payments Plugin for…

  • October 21, 2020
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Understanding PCI Compliance

Understanding PCI compliance is essential for any business that accepts card payments, but what is PCI Compliance? PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of standards established by the PCI Security Standards Council with the aim…

  • October 14, 2020
Rapyd's picks for the best B2B eCommerce Platforms for the Middle Market.

How to Choose the Best B2B eCommerce Platform for the Middle Market

Select the Right Solution to Drive Digital Transformation B2B customers increasingly expect the same benefits they enjoy when making online purchases in a B2C context. According to a recent article in the Drum, “With customers’ growing familiarity with technology and…

  • October 7, 2020
How to Accept Credit Cards in Europe

How to Accept Credit Card Payments in Europe

Choose the Best Acquirer for Accepting Credit Card Payments in Europe Merchants looking to expand into Europe need to offer customers the methods of payment that they prefer and trust. Although each country displays its own unique preferences and behaviors,…

  • October 5, 2020
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5 Things Your In-App Payment Solutions Are Missing

Pay Attention to the Fastest Growing Area of eCommerce When it comes to ecommerce, mobile is the place to be and effective in-app payment solutions are critical to success. Not only is mobile experiencing the fastest growth rates, but it…

  • September 25, 2020
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5 Payment Trends Merchants Need to Know in 2020

The payments landscape is evolving because of fintech advances and the ever-shifting sands of consumer habits. From COVID creating an uptick towards contactless payments by customers, to voice commerce on devices like Alexa — here’s five payment trends to watch.…

  • September 21, 2020
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3 Ways to Simplify Cross Border Payouts

With More Business Taking Place Remote and Online, Your Ability to Send Payouts Is Just as Important as Your Ability to Accept Payments Today, many accounts payable departments rely on outdated systems and processes to make cross border payouts. By…

  • September 17, 2020
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The Top Five B2B eCommerce Trends 2020

COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Thing Shaking Up the World of B2B eCommerce B2B ecommerce is growing nine-times faster than all U.S. manufacturing and distributor/wholesaler sales.1 Broad factors are at play above and beyond the impacts of the virus. The growing…

  • September 16, 2020
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5 B2B eCommerce Payment Methods To Simplify Selling & Buying

B2B Payments Explained The B2B payment landscape is evolving rapidly. As more businesses shift to digital selling, it’s important for merchants to understand the B2B payments ecosystem and its challenges and opportunities. With digital transformation ramping up, it’s also a…

  • September 10, 2020

Beyond Compliance: Understanding Secure Payment Processes

Secure Payment Processes: The Cornerstone to Protecting Valuable Business and Customer Data As the number of transactions, customers and payment methods used online and in-store increases, merchants need to protect their businesses and their customers with secure payment processing. Cybercriminals…

  • September 9, 2020
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Is 2020 the Year of the eCommerce Live Stream?

What Is eCommerce Live Stream? In 2020 ecommerce live stream sales now account for 4% of total online retail sales in China and about 1% of total retail sales.1 These ‘infomercials rebooted’ are a form of online browsing and buying…

  • September 3, 2020
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Is Your eCommerce Payments Experience Costing You Sales?

Personalizing Your eCommerce Payments Process Is Key By personalizing your customers' ecommerce payments experience and rethinking key elements of the checkout process, you can optimize sales conversion rates and create a friendlier and easier-to-use experience for your shoppers. One Size…

  • September 1, 2020
International Online Payments Systems Working Together

What Is the Best International Online Payment System?

For eCommerce Success, Give Your Customers What They Want A bedrock truism for business success is to “give the customer what they want.” This idea definitely applies when it comes to choosing the best international online payment system. In fact,…

  • August 29, 2020
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Local Payment Methods – Think Locally to Grow Globally

Drive International Success with Local Payments Businesses are no longer limited by physical borders. Understanding customers’ payment preferences and offering local payment methods creates an optimal checkout experience that increases sales. This guide looks at how culture, behavior and available…

  • August 26, 2020
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How Can Startups Pay Overseas Contractors to Win the Talent War?

Startups Must Improve Their Digital Payout Abilities to Attract the Best Global Talent High performers are 400% more productive than average workers according to a recent study of more than 600,000 professionals.1 For startups, that’s a productivity statistic that shows…

  • August 25, 2020
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The European Payment Methods Merchants Can’t Ignore

For European Merchants, It’s Time to Embrace a “Cards Plus” Strategy for Online Payment Methods When it comes to modern ecommerce and European payment methods, more is more. Cookie-cutter approaches that offer a limited number of payment options for ecommerce…

  • August 21, 2020
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Online B2B Payment Methods VS Early Payment Discounts

Need to Improving B2B Cash Flow? Here Are the Pros and Cons of Early Payment Discounts and an Alternative Most Businesses Overlook It is impossible to overstate the importance of strong cash flow to the health of a B2B business.…

  • August 17, 2020
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Your Digital Transformation Strategy Is Missing Local Payments

Local Payments Are Becoming One of the Top Digital Transformation Trends in Retail in 2020 Since the COVID-19 pandemic, business models for retailers and e-tailers have changed overnight. In response, businesses must adopt digital transformation strategies that improve their ability…

  • August 12, 2020
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Simplify Cross Border Payments to Grow International Sales

The Power of Local Payments In A Global Market eCommerce isn’t just becoming more global, it’s also becoming more local than ever before. Your company’s website is an essential place to both localize the shopping experience and optimize the checkout…

  • August 10, 2020
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Payment Processing Compliance Explained

Understand and Simplify Payment Compliance to Protect Your Business and Customers With the surge in global eCommerce, it's more imperative than ever for online businesses to protect their revenue, reputation and customers. It's important to understand payment processing compliance, but…

  • August 5, 2020
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Reach More Customers with Alternative Online Payment Methods

Offering Local Payment Methods Online Helps Merchants and Marketplaces Stand Out The world is experiencing a tectonic shift in how people live, work and shop — with businesses across the globe scrambling to adapt. In this tough climate, businesses with…

  • August 3, 2020
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Five Local Payment Methods Merchants Need for eCommerce in India

Businesses Need to Accept Local Payment Methods in India to Meet Consumer Preferences To secure a foothold in the $36.5 billion1 Indian ecommerce market, digital commerce leaders need to offer a range of payment options. Even before the offline-to-online shift…

  • July 24, 2020
Most Popular Online Payment Methods in Mexico

The Top Four Local Payment Methods in Mexico

Mexico’s Payment Methods that Local and Cross-Border Merchants Can’t Overlook With 127 million1 inhabitants, Mexico is the 10th most populous country in the world—and many of those people still haven't fully embraced online shopping. But with an annual growth rate…

  • July 21, 2020
India Local Payment Methods

India eCommerce Explorer: Payment Trends and Consumer Insights

India is home to the highest consumer ecommerce growth rate in the world.1 This market has seen explosive adoption of digital money and smartphones over the last five years2 and the Covid-19 pandemic has further accelerated this trend. The government…

  • July 17, 2020
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eCommerce Explorer: Mexico Payments Guide

In Mexico, government programs are improving internet connectivity, driving the adoption of digital payment methods and growing smartphone use at the fastest pace in Latin America. While buying habits are shifting quickly, payment preferences are slower to change. A considerable…

  • July 14, 2020
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Make B2B Payments Frictionless to Drive Global Growth

As an international B2B business, your ability to accept and make commercial payments can be a growth-limiting factor. The B2B payments industry is fragmented, making it hard for businesses to access the payment capabilities they need with seamless, cohesive user…

  • July 10, 2020
Accept Mobile Payments in the US

The Future of Mobile Payments in the US

Companies that Traditionally Relied on Cards Must Accept Mobile Payments or Risk Being Left Behind US consumers are more eager than ever for merchants to accept mobile payments, ewallets and other alternative payment methods. Merchants that enable customers to pay…

  • June 26, 2020
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France eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments Guide

France is one of Europe's top online markets for fashion. French consumers favor credit cards, though their preferred payment methods vary based on what they're buying. Any company expanding into France should be prepared to offer all preferred local payment…

  • June 12, 2020
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The Top Payment Methods in the United Kingdom

A Market in Flux Creates Opportunity for Businesses that Quickly Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors. Between Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, the United Kingdom is in a moment of massive economic upheaval. U.K. consumers across Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and…

  • June 10, 2020
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United Kingdom eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments Guide

The coronavirus pandemic means we still don't really know for certain how Brexit is affecting ecommerce. However, if what's happening during the COVID-19 pandemic is any indication, ecommerce is alive and growing in the U.K.1 As physical stores shuttered, ecommerce…

  • June 1, 2020
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Selecting a New Payment Vendor? Gartner Recommends Asking These 12 Questions

According to Gartner, “Application leaders responsible for payments can optimize customer experience and save time and money by asking payment vendors 12 key questions.1” Consumers are increasingly demanding frictionless, fast and easy online payment experiences. Current global conditions have accelerated…

  • April 22, 2020
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Why Global Expansion Requires Global Payout Capabilities

We are entering the fourth industrial revolution1: artificial intelligence, robotics, and connected societies are powering new businesses that leverage the broader opportunities of the diverse, global workforce. Platform, marketplace, and gig-economy business models are taking advantage of workers and supply…

  • April 15, 2020
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Ten Tips To Reduce Cross-Border eCommerce Cart Abandonment

eCommerce shopping cart abandonment is roughly 70%, according to an analysis by the Baymard Institute. The good news is that many of the factors driving customers away are entirely in your control. For instance, 34% of shoppers abandoned checkout when…

  • April 14, 2020
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Indonesia eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments

The island nation of Indonesia is home to more than 200 ethnic groups1. With the world’s fourth-largest population and a GDP of over $1 trillion2, this archipelagic country boasts the biggest economy in Southeast Asia – a region brimming with…

  • April 1, 2020
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Brazil eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments

Brazil offers ecommerce leaders lucrative opportunities in the largest eCommerce market in Latin America1. Understanding how Brazilian consumers engage in digital commerce and how they prefer to pay is absolutely vital to capturing and growing business. Online marketplaces, digital goods sellers…

  • March 26, 2020
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Germany eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments

Germany can be a challenging market for international ecommerce companies. It’s citizens favor German-made products — due in part to domestic companies' deep cultural understanding of their clientele. Companies looking to enter this market or succeed with cross-border sales need…

  • March 25, 2020
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Top 4 Trends in Identity Verification Over the Next 2 Years

Payment fraud is a global problem. In Europe's single Euro payments area (SEPA), annual losses owing to card fraud are approaching €2 billion. Across the Atlantic, the United States' Federal Trade Commission says it collected 1.4 billion fraud reports in…

  • February 14, 2020

Why Digital Businesses Can’t Ignore Cash Payments in 2020

A boom in local payment methods over the past decade has led to much talk of a cashless future, but digital businesses that avoid cash are missing out on a massive market opportunity.  According to the World Cash Report by…

  • January 24, 2020

How Rapyd is Reinventing ACH Payments and Payouts

If you’re processing recurring payments or disbursements in the US, your most reliable, consistent and cost-effective option remains ACH. But not all ACH solutions are created equal. The Automated Clearing House (ACH) system is simply the most prolific payment network…

  • January 24, 2020

Three Local Payment Trends from APAC’s Booming eCommerce Market

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for nearly two-thirds of global transactions. To successfully tap into this market, ecommerce leaders must look beyond cards and popular ewallets like Alipay and WeChat Pay. “Too often, merchants and retailers enter APAC thinking that offering…

  • January 16, 2020

Grow Sales in Singapore with eWallets

For ecommerce companies, marketplaces, and gig-economy platforms looking to expand in Asia, few countries compete with Singapore's combination of affluent consumers and digital infrastructure.  Digital adoption and usage among Singapore’s citizens and government efforts to transition to a cashless economy…

  • January 16, 2020

Why the Time is Right for Fintech as a Service

In the wake of the very exciting news surrounding our recently announced Series B fundraising with Stripe, General Catalyst, Target Global and others, I’ve been reflecting on how we got here and thinking a lot about what Rapyd is looking…

  • December 22, 2019

Financial Silos Are Stunting Growth For The Modern Gig Economy

Gig economy platforms like TaskRabbit and Lyft have made an explosive impact on the US labor market, but financial fragmentation challenges in overseas markets pose a threat to any ambitions they might have for international expansion. As the North American…

  • October 15, 2019

How UK Challenger Banks Can Break The Marketing Stalemate

The UK’s digital banking challengers have been snatching up market share for years, leading to massive funding packages and sky-high valuations. The excitement’s been enough to inspire a long list of hopefuls looking to claim their corner of the fintech…

  • October 4, 2019
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