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Content Director at Rapyd

Mark Stiltner is a finance and fintech writer. From educating independent investment advisors on retirement plan management to helping families maximize their savings to educating businesses on global payment preferences, Mark has spent over a decade researching and educating audiences on complex financial topics. Mark has been a contributing author on blog articles and educational content for the Bank of Colorado, Pinnacle Bank, TD Ameritrade, First Data and Rapyd.

Published Works: Contributing Author, Advice from the Top. Published by the Business Marketing Association and Dog Ear Publishing, 2011

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What is Checkout.com?

Checkout.com Is an International Payment Platform that Processes Different Payment Methods Across a Variety of Currencies. Its fee structure depends on a number of factors such as card type, merchant’s location, and the consumer’s issuing bank, with fees passed directly…

  • May 11, 2022

What Is Wix – And How Can It Grow Global eCommerce?

Wix is a cloud-based website builder that includes web hosting and design services. Its user-friendly drag-and-drop tools and over 500+ ready-made templates help you build your website without either having specialist skills or hiring a web developer. Wix accelerates the…

  • May 10, 2022

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What Is Worldpay?

Worldpay Is a Merchant Services and Payment Processing Provider Offering a Payment Gateway for Online Transactions. This company is now known as ‘Worldpay from FIS’ since its acquisition. They are a leading global payments technology business with over 30 years…

  • May 7, 2022
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How Multi-Currency Virtual Accounts Are Powering International Businesses

Companies are tapping into Virtual Account’s multi-currency capabilities to unlock new business benefits. In the past, sending and receiving money cross border required wading through complexity. From the challenge of opening multiple foreign bank accounts in every country you do…

  • May 4, 2022
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How to Send a Payment Request to Your Client to Get Paid Faster

Ask any service provider about the most frustrating part of running a business. We can almost guarantee their answer: overdue invoices. Cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business. Payment links provide a powerful tool to improve cash flow…

  • May 2, 2022
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How Retail Traders Are Reshaping Online Investing Around the World

Retail traders are fueling the rise of online investing worldwide, with investors from North America, Asia and Oceania and Europe behind this rapid increase. Latin America, the Middle East and Africa remind behind these top markets for investing, but these…

  • April 26, 2022
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Why Your Business Needs to Accept Google Pay Today

Businesses that accept Google Pay reduce cart abandonment, keep transactions secure, and reach more customers. The only person more valuable than a customer is a repeat customer. With its simple to use, seamless payment capacities, accepting Google Pay will keep…

  • March 31, 2022
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International Small Business Payments: Key Terms You Need To Know

Unlock new global markets by understanding these key terms in international small business payments and services.  Whether you are looking to receive international online payments, or are figuring out how to offer your customers their locally preferred payment methods, here…

  • March 17, 2022
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OpenCart vs WooCommerce: Which Is Better for Your Business?

When it comes to open-source eCommerce platforms, which is better for eCommerce: OpenCart vs WooCommerce? If you’re choosing between OpenCart vs WooCommerce, you’re not alone. But deciding isn’t as easy as it seems, which is why we’ve created an overview…

  • March 10, 2022
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What’s the best Prestashop plugin for international payments?

Paypal, Stripe or Rapyd: What's the best Prestashop plugin for global eCommerce? Just having a couple of the right payments features can end up creating a world of difference for your global sales. To increase your revenue and improve the…

  • February 15, 2022
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Magento vs. PrestaShop – Which Is Better for Your Business?

When it comes to eCommerce platforms, which is better: Magento vs. Prestashop? What are the pros and cons of Magento vs. Prestashop? The choice doesn’t have to be complicated. We break down the comparison to help you choose the best…

  • February 8, 2022
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Go Global or Go Home. The Five Elements to Cross-Border Commerce Success.

Discover the steps to ready your business for international growth. Ninety-three percent of businesses across the United States and Europe consider cross-border commerce a high priority in 2022, according to Rapyd’s Global Cross-Border Commerce 2022 Guide. And with the cross-border…

  • January 25, 2022
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What Are Braintree’s Supported Countries?

Before selecting a payment gateway provider, you’ll want to see if you’re in a Braintree-supported country. Braintree (aka Braintree Payment Solutions) Is an online payment processing platform. They are owned by PayPal and allow businesses to accept payments on their…

  • January 18, 2022
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Getting Started with Credit Card Processing for Small Businesses 

Here’s how the right card payment gateway can be the difference between high fees – and high profits for small businesses going global. Making the Right Small Business Credit Card Processing Choice is Key It’s no secret that accepting credit…

  • January 17, 2022
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Social Commerce in Latin America: The New Ecommerce Opportunity

As Latin America embraces social media, more consumers are turning to social shopping as well. Social commerce is shopping done via social media apps such as Instagram, WhatsApp or Facebook without leaving the platform. Products may appear as organic posts,…

  • January 5, 2022
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Digital Banking in LATAM Is Winning Over Consumers, Rapyd Research Finds

Latin America’s growing middle class is seeking faster, more inclusive financial services. So they’re turning to digital banking and payment apps.  Neobanks and non-bank payment applications are closing the gaps in traditional banking and meeting the needs of a new…

  • December 27, 2021
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Here Are The Retail eCommerce Metrics that Forrester Says Matter

Forrester’s Report, The Retail Ecommerce Metrics That Matter, Details the Metrics Critical for Measurement, Ecommerce Success. To achieve key business goals such as increasing retail sales, digital business retail executives need to ensure that they have the right ecommerce metrics…

  • December 1, 2021
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Your Complete Guide to 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…

  • November 13, 2021
Spain's famous Sagrada Familia isn't free. But what payment method should you use in Spain?

The Top Payment Methods in Spain

With a growing eCommerce market, businesses using the top payment methods in Spain will gain an edge in Spain and improve their global presence too. Spain has one of the biggest economies in the EU and at a projected 12.6…

  • November 8, 2021
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How Open Banking in Fintech Works Around the World

Here's how open banking in fintech is reshaping the global financial sector. For years, merchants and individuals dealt with the complexities of legacy banking operations. Lack of transparency, accessibility and lengthy bank processes pose numerous challenges. Each financial product and…

  • October 22, 2021
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Checkout.com vs Adyen: Which is Better for Doing Business in Europe?

Understand the pros and cons of Checkout.com vs Adyen, and see which is a better option for doing business in Europe. Payment gateways play an important role in e-commerce, acting as the middleman between customer and merchant. They can affect everything from…

  • October 19, 2021
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Should You Use Paypal For B2B Payments?

Understand the unique characteristics of B2B payments to determine if Paypal for B2B Payments is the solution you need. Paypal is well known for its B2C and P2P payments capacities, but should you use them for your B2B payments too?…

  • October 11, 2021
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EBANX vs. dLocal: Which is Right for Latin American Payments?

Discover the differences between local Latin American payment service providers. Between dLocal vs EBANX, which is right for you? Merchants looking to make cross-border sales in Latin America need to fully understand the market. 40% of online purchases in Argentina…

  • October 6, 2021
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The Top 10 Rapyd FAQs from New Customers

Looking to get started with Rapyd but unsure of where to start? Get answers to the most common frequently asked questions our new customers and prospects have about accepting payments with Rapyd before creating your account.  Whether you're starting your…

  • October 4, 2021

Ecwid vs. Shopify: Which is Better for Ecommerce Merchants? 

Grow global sales and build a loyal customer base with the ecommerce solution that fits your business. You've heard of Shopify, but could Ecwid be the better ecommerce solution for you? While Shopify is one of the top names in…

  • September 18, 2021
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How Card-Issuing APIs Can Benefit Your Business (And Your Customers)

Card-issuing APIs make it easier to issue cards, creating an improved experience for your customers, and greater accessibility and control for you. What Are Card Issuing APIs? Card-issuing APIs (Application Programming Interface) are used by businesses of all sizes to…

  • September 16, 2021
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What is Card Acquiring?

Discover what card acquiring is and why it's an essential part of ecommerce. Card acquiring is the process of collecting card-based payments that have been accepted by stores or retailers. When you go to a store, make a purchase and…

  • September 12, 2021
International Country Flags Show The Importance of Global Payments

How to Make International Mass Payments Work for You

Learn how the right international mass payments solution can drive loyalty and simplify payouts. Making international mass payments is far from simple. Thankfully the payments landscape is quickly evolving to make global mass payments quicker, more secure, and easier than…

  • September 3, 2021
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4 Tips for Choosing your Ecwid Payment Gateway Plugin

Learn how to Select the Best Ecwid Payment Gateway Plugin to Make the Most of your Store.  If you’re planning on using Ecwid as a platform for your ecommerce business, make sure you can reliably and securely accept payments. This…

  • August 30, 2021
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6 Tips for Choosing your Wix Payment Processor

Learn How to Choose the Best Wix Payment Processor Option for Your Business. Using Wix for ecommerce? Then you’ll need a reliable way to accept cards and other payments from your customers, wherever they reside. Choosing the right payment processor…

  • August 18, 2021
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How to Choose the Best Payment Disbursement Solution

Learn how doing payment disbursement right supports effective business management and good working relationships.  Disbursing funds around the world is increasingly complexity and involves a complicated network of disparate systems and processes. By choosing the right payment disbursement solution, organizations…

  • August 16, 2021
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What Countries are Supported by Mollie?

Before choosing Mollie as your payment gateway provider, you’ll need to see if you’re in one of the supported Mollie countries. Europe payments company Mollie is known for global payments, but do you know if they support your country? While…

  • August 8, 2021
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Which is the Best WooCommerce Payment Gateway for Your Business?

Learn what you should look for in a WooCommerce payment gateway to grow your cross-border sales and make the most of global ecommerce. Choosing the right WooCommerce payment gateway is fundamental in achieving more growth by making the online payment…

  • July 29, 2021
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How to Choose the Best Wix Payment Plugins for Businesses in Europe

European merchants need a payment strategy for their Wix store that supports scalable cross-border growth, and provides customers with their desired payment methods.  For this reason, the best Wix payment gateway providers must support a wide variety of payment methods…

  • July 27, 2021
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What are Countries are Supported by Adyen?

Before selecting Adyen as your payment gateway provider, you’ll want to first see if you’re in an Adyen supported country. Europe payments company Adyen is known for their global payments abilities. However, despite their international presence, they have a number…

  • July 22, 2021
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What Countries Does Stripe Support?

Before choosing a payment gateway provider, you must first understand if you are located in a Stripe supported country -- and what other options you have. International payments company Stripe is known for its ability to accept payments worldwide. Despite…

  • July 19, 2021
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Choosing the Best Merchant Fraud Filter for your Shopify Store

As a merchant, you need to be able to accept payments globally with the peace of mind that your Shopify payment processing solution will protect your business and the customers.  eCommerce platforms, such as Shopify, have enabled merchants to establish…

  • July 14, 2021
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Should Your Business Use the Official Wix Payments Option?

Learn the pros and cons of the new Wix payments option to determine if it is the right payments product for your business. Website provider Wix recently launched its own in-house payments gateway, which can be used in addition to…

  • July 9, 2021
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Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing International Payment Processors for Europe

Transacting in Europe? Avoid these common mistakes when choosing cross-border and international payment processors. If you're an ecommerce business looking to trade throughout Europe, there’s more to accepting international payments than simply finding the right payment processor. You need to not…

  • July 6, 2021
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Boost Shopify Sales by Improving Your Checkout Experience

Improve your checkout experience to increase revenue and succeed in a global market With ecommerce continuing to boom in a global landscape where consumers want the ease and convenience that digital transformation brings, ecommerce platforms like Shopify have an incredible…

  • June 25, 2021
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What is the official European Digital Identity Wallet?

Although the wallet isn't intended for payments, it will still greatly expand digital commerce possibilities across Europe as identity verification processes get quicker, simpler and more secure. On June 3, the European Commission revealed their plans for a European Union…

  • June 22, 2021
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Stripe vs. Adyen : Which is Better for Merchants?

Trying to decide between Stripe and Adyen? You’re not alone in trying to figure out which payment provider is better. While Stripe and Adyen are both globally recognized brands, each has pros and cons that must be considered before making…

  • June 18, 2021
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How Digital Wallets in Europe are Reshaping Payments 

Discover how digital wallets are used in Europe - and how they are reshaping commerce. In the last three years, the transaction value of European digital and mobile payments increased by over 30%. These payment methods are continuing to rise…

  • June 16, 2021
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10 Best Practices for Secure Online Payment Processing

Learn how secure online payment processing protects your customers and business from risk and fraud. Fraudsters are on the lookout for vulnerabilities they can use to access systems and steal data. Yet shoppers still need to be able to complete…

  • May 28, 2021
Shopify VS Wix

Shopify vs. Wix: Everything Merchants Need to Know

Shopify and Wix both make it easy to build an online store, but which platform is right for you? Shopify vs Wix?  Shopify is a hosted ecommerce platform that allows you to easily create an online store without coding. Wix…

  • May 27, 2021
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Shopify vs. WooCommerce: Which Is Right for Your Business?

An ecommerce platform comparison guide. Shopify vs WooCommerce: it’s a comparison many merchants explore as they seek to grow sales and revenue. Use this side-by-side comparison of the popular ecommerce platforms to decide which one is right for your online…

  • May 20, 2021
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How Localization Helped Grab Beat Uber in Southeast Asia

From underdog to IPO, Southeast Asian super app Grab shows us how a hyper-local go-to-market strategy helped them beat Uber. In 2011, Anthony Tang and Tan Hooi Ling took a $25K Harvard Business Plan award for their ride-hailing business idea…

  • May 17, 2021
Magento VS WooCommerce

Magento vs. WooCommerce: Everything Merchants Need to Know

Magento vs WooCommerce. Many merchants are asking themselves which option to choose as they seek out the best ecommerce platform. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of Magento vs WooCommerce to help you make up your mind. What are Magento and WooCommerce?…

  • May 14, 2021
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Rapyd Payments: How To Accept Payments Online

Merchants must be able to offer and process the payment methods preferred by their customers. Businesses need to invest in payment processing services that address the expectations of their customers today and in the future. There are a number of…

  • May 13, 2021
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The Best Brazil Payment Processors – 5 Top Picks

Five options for top payment processors to access and accept transactions in Brazil. With over 211 million people, Brazil is the sixth most populous country in the world and the largest country across both Latin America and South America. This,…

  • May 7, 2021
Best Practices for B2B eCommerce

17 Indispensable Best Practices for B2B eCommerce

B2B ecommerce owners are finding that digital commerce is just as critical or even more critical to them than to B2C companies. Today’s B2B buyers are more likely to educate themselves, find solutions and buy online. The global B2B eCommerce market…

  • April 30, 2021
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How to Accept International Credit Card Payments

Go global by presenting local payment options at checkout.  Credit cards are one of the most popular payment methods for ecommerce, used in 41% of online transactions, most commonly in longstanding ecommerce markets, including Europe and the Americas. (Global Data)…

  • April 28, 2021
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What are Asia-Pacific’s (APAC) Top Payment Methods in 2022?

Unlock the full potential of these 8 APAC nations by understanding consumers’ preferred payment methods. Southeast Asia has emerged as the roaring lion of ecommece. Growing your business across these markets requires a deep understanding of international payment methods (Carlin).…

  • April 23, 2021
What is Magento

What Is Magento? The Popular eCommerce Platform Explained

Magento is one of the top ecommerce platforms in the United States and increasingly around the world too. Nearly 200,000 websites use Magento and yours could be one of them. But, what is Magento? Magento is an ecommerce website platform…

  • April 22, 2021
Magento Versus Shopify, Which is Better for You?

Magento vs Shopify: An eCommerce Platform Comparison

Magento vs Shopify: It’s a choice many merchants wonder about when choosing between ecommerce platforms. Which is better to support your sales and revenue ambitions? Here’s a detailed look at what both platforms offer. What are Shopify and Magento? Shopify…

  • April 20, 2021
Cross Border Payments in Latin America

Accepting and Sending Cross-Border Payment in Latin America

The cross-border payments landscape in Latin America. Accepting and sending cross-border payments in Latin America can be challenging for international merchants. Four of the world’s top 10 countries with the lowest bank account adoption are in Latin America and there…

  • April 16, 2021
The Impact of Omnichannel eCommerce on Supply Chains

The Impact of Omnichannel eCommerce on Supply Chains

Omnichannel ecommerce and supply chain innovation. eCommerce has grown rapidly worldwide. In fact, from 2014 to 2020, it has seen a massive 220% growth rate. To date, this market is worth over $4.2 trillion and climbing. By 2024, the global…

  • April 12, 2021
Best Payment Gateways for Magento

The 7 Best International Magento Payment Gateway Plugins

Discover which of the top international Magento payment plugins is right for your business. Merchants looking to present a professional online presence have a wide range of ecommerce platforms to choose from, one of the best of which is Magento.…

  • April 7, 2021
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Understanding The B2B Payments Landscape

Here's How Businesses Can Navigate the B2B Payments Landscape. Most online payment processing solutions are built with B2C use cases in mind. However, while the B2C world spends roughly $2.8 trillion annually on ecommerce, it may surprise you to know…

  • April 6, 2021
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Choosing Payment Gateways for Magento – 8 Mistakes to Avoid

How to choose the Magento payment gateway plugin you need to drive sales everywhere you do business. What Is a Payment Gateway? Payment Gateways allow merchants to accept credit card payments and other payment types online by collecting customer and…

  • April 5, 2021
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Five B2B Payment Methods Your Business Needs to Accept

How businesses can navigate the B2B payment methods landscape. Most online payment processing solutions are built with B2C use cases in mind. However, while the B2C world spends roughly $2.8 trillion annually on ecommerce, it may surprise you to know…

  • March 25, 2021
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Malaysia: Payment Methods and Top eCommerce Trends

Discover the Popular eCommerce Trends and Online Payment Methods in Malaysia to See Why This Emerging Market is Poised for Growth. Malaysia is a hot destination for businesses looking to expand to emerging markets. Malaysia is the 35th largest market…

  • March 23, 2021
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South Africa’s Top Payment Methods and eCommerce Trends

South Africa is Rapidly Digitizing, So Are Its Economy and Payment Methods. Here Are South Africa's Top Payment Methods. Selling directly to consumers and accepting B2B payments in South Africa requires a deep understanding of South Africa’s top payment methods.…

  • March 19, 2021
Philippines Payment Methods

The Philippines Top Four Payment Methods

eCommerce is Primed to Prosper in the Philippines The Philippines is one of Asia’s most exciting and dynamic countries. In a population of almost 110 million people, about 60 million people are connected to the internet (World Factbook). Given the…

  • March 17, 2021
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Why B2B Companies Can’t Ignore Cross-Border Business Payments

The B2B Cross-Border Market is Growing – Is Your Business Ready? The global cross-border business payments landscape is complex. Businesses looking to grow international sales must strive to offer customers a frictionless experience. More global business buyers than ever are…

  • March 11, 2021
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6 frábærar leiðir til að versla á einfaldari hátt á netinu

Hvernig má gera kaupferlið á netinu skilvirkara? Þökk sé bættri tækni, tengingum og þægindum er áætlað að meira en helmingur kaupa á netinu muni koma frá símum árið 2021. (Rapyd) Til að mynda munu neytendur verja meiri tíma í að…

  • March 11, 2021
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Fjórir straumar í netverslun sem söluaðilar þurfa að þekkja 2022

Hvernig munu greiðslur í netverslunum breytast 2022. Að byrja með netverslun hefur aldrei verið auðveldara, þökk sé netverslanakerfum á borð við Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce og Wix. Fyrirtæki og frumkvöðlar geta nú byggt upp netverslanir sínar innan nokkurra klukkustunda en alþjóðlegt…

  • March 11, 2021
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The Ultimate Guide to Accepting Payments in Latin America

Your guide to capitalizing on the growing Latin American ecommerce market by offering local payment methods. Accepting cross-border payments in Latin America means understanding the market, so merchants looking to trade in the region should ensure they approach it in…

  • March 10, 2021
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The Ultimate Guide to Japan’s Payment Methods

Discover the local and global payment methods preferred by Japanese consumers. Japan is a densely populated nation of 126.8 million citizens, often touted as the mecca of technological innovation. (JP Morgan)  It may come as a surprise that Japan has…

  • March 9, 2021
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The Top Payment Methods in the United Kingdom

Merchants must understand that the UK payments market is in a state of flux – and learn how to leverage this for eCommerce sales. Between Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, the United Kingdom has experienced massive economic upheaval in recent…

  • March 2, 2021
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The Best eCommerce Platform in 2022 – Rapyd’s Top Picks

Use our comprehensive guide to select the best ecommerce solution for your business needs. Choosing the best B2C ecommerce platform to grow online sales is a key decision for a merchant. It's hard to choose between the skyrocketing number of…

  • February 28, 2021
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Increase Revenue & Reduce Cost with Payments-as-a-Service

4 Key Benefits of Payment-as-a-Service Platforms As the global economy becomes increasingly connected, business owners everywhere cannot afford for their payments systems to lag behind. More complex compliance demands, along with evolving consumer behaviors and increased instances of fraud all…

  • February 25, 2021
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The Most Popular Payment Methods in Thailand

Thailand is on the verge of an ecommerce boom – are you ready to capitalize on it? Thailand is a lucrative and exciting market, with a tech-savvy population that frequently uses mobile payment systems. For the merchant looking to scale…

  • February 24, 2021
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How To Make Omnichannel B2B Commerce Real

B2B companies must embrace omnichannel sales. Here's how to make it happen. It’s clear omnichannel B2B commerce needs to become faster and smoother for business buyers. The speed and convenience of consumer commerce have reshaped expectations, thanks to almost blanket…

  • February 23, 2021
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What Is ISO 20022? Answers and Tips on How to Prepare

ISO 20022 explained: What is ISO 20222 and why does it matter? ISO 20022 is becoming the global common standard for data-rich financial messaging. Over the next few years, it will become the financial messaging standard for banks and the…

  • February 19, 2021
Magento Payment Solution

The Best Magento Payment Solution for Global Sales

Rapyd provides Magento users with a sophisticated global ecommerce payment solution. Need a Magento Payment Solutions to accept local payment methods worldwide? Get the most from your ecommerce store with Rapyd’s comprehensive payments extension for Magento. Rapyd provides a single…

  • February 17, 2021
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Why Headless Commerce Is the Future of Digital Retail

See how headless commerce functionality enables your business to optimize ecommerce experiences faster, more cost-effectively and with greater personalization. Today, online shopping has become ubiquitous, which makes the path to purchase increasingly more complex given the variety of new devices…

  • February 13, 2021
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What Is Omnichannel Commerce? Tips for Merchants

Create a better customer experience across every touchpoint. Consumers can now use as many as six different touch-points when buying a product and 90 percent say they have high expectations for omnichannel commerce experiences. – CX Today What Is Omnichannel…

  • February 12, 2021
B2B Marketplaces need Fintech as a Service to Simplify Growth

Fintech as a Service Is Unleashing Global Opportunity for B2B Marketplaces

Fintech as a Service is revolutionizing B2B marketplaces with a wide range of innovations. These innovations include improvements for global payments, seller identity verification, fraud monitoring, compliance and even prepaid card issuing. With the growing expansion of global commerce, B2B…

  • February 11, 2021
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4 Examples of Successful Subscription Payment Models

Here's how to expand your business with subscription-based, recurring payment models. As technology evolves, so do the ways consumers access content. People are no longer limited to one-time purchases; we now have more opportunities to partake of recurring, subscription-based goods…

  • February 5, 2021
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The 5 Most Important B2B eCommerce Trends for 2022

What you need to know to thrive in the world of B2B ecommerce. The pandemic made it very obvious that having the tools and capabilities to sell online is essential for businesses regardless of if they are B2B or B2C.…

  • February 4, 2021
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6 Ways to Protect Your Business from Chargeback Fraud

Your guide to understanding what is chargeback fraud – and why you need to protect your business.  A chargeback happens when a purchase is reversed, and a consumer gets their money back because of a dispute initiated with their card…

  • February 3, 2021
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Time to Look At Visual Search – Tools, Tips & Examples

How brands are using visual search to optimize customer experiences. What is Visual Search? Visual search allows people to search using images as opposed to text. With a photograph that they have taken, or found online or on social media,…

  • January 29, 2021
eCommerce Trends

Four eCommerce Trends Global Sellers Need to Know in 2022

How ecommerce payments will change in 2022. Starting an ecommerce company has never been easier thanks to ecommerce platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, and Wix. Companies and entrepreneurs can now build their online stores in a matter of hours. At the…

  • January 20, 2021
How to Issue Prepaid Cards

How to Issue Prepaid Cards: Key Steps from Inception to Launch

What is card issuing? Card issuing is the process of enabling businesses to issue credit, debit or pre-paid cards to their customers either in the form of physical or virtual cards. The reason why many organizations look into how to…

  • January 18, 2021
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Create Rewards Programs that Work for the LATAM Market

Adjust existing rewards programs and learn how to create new programs that succeed in the Latin American market. As payment method trends in the LATAM Market continue to evolve toward mobile money and contactless payments, trying to impose the old…

  • January 14, 2021
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The Best Fraud Management Systems for eCommerce

Here’s how to choose the best fraud management software for your company. There’s a reason companies are seeking out the best fraud management systems right now. 2020 saw a massive increase in year-over-year ecommerce sales worldwide. According to an analysis…

  • January 6, 2021
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6 Progressive Web App Examples To Inspire You (with Pictures)

Inspiring ways businesses are using PWAs to reach and engage users. Mobile websites are fast, easy and inexpensive to produce, however, the user experience is not as good as that of a mobile app. Developing and maintaining a mobile app…

  • December 28, 2020
Best eCommerce Payment Methods

The Best eCommerce Payment Methods in 11 Countries

Do you know the best ecommerce payment methods for growing sales with your shoppers? Here’s how your global audience prefers to pay. The best ecommerce payment methods to offer in your online store often depends on the location of your…

  • December 22, 2020
Shoppable Content Examples

6 Great Examples of Shoppable Content from Brands

Here's how to use shoppable content to move customers from browsing to buying. Thanks to improved technology, connectivity and convenience, more ecommerce purchases than ever are being made on mobile. Consumers are spending more time watching videos and scrolling through…

  • December 21, 2020
2021 Fraud Trends

Top 5 Fraud Trends to Understand for 2022

Understand the Biggest Threats and Strategies to Protect your Business from Fraud in 2022. Companies and consumers are increasingly moving online and adapting how we work, make purchases and even socialize.  Unfortunately, fraudsters are successfully taking advantage of our ever…

  • December 18, 2020
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4 Types of Payment Methods Your Business Should Offer Now

Gain an advantage in any market by enabling different payment methods to meet customer needs and preferences. eCommerce continues to explode around the world in popularity and necessity, and the need for businesses to reach a global consumer audience is…

  • December 17, 2020
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5 Benefits Your Payment Processing Software Should Provide in 2022

Look for Payment Processing Software with These Features To Power eCommerce Growth Having great payment processing software will be critical to merchants who wish to capitalize on the global ecommerce market, which is projected to be worth $5 trillion in…

  • December 11, 2020
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How to Simplify Cross-Border Payments and Power International Expansion

Localize Payments to Reach More Customers Nearly 88% of merchants consider international sales essential to their long term viability. Yet only 35% of ecommerce leaders feel fully prepared to handle international transactions. (Visa) To reach new markets, businesses need to…

  • December 7, 2020
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eCommerce Fraud Prevention Best Practices for Cross-Border Merchants

Merchants Need to Prioritize International eCommerce Fraud Protection Overall retail fraud attempts have more than tripled since 2017. With the rise in international commerce, merchants are increasingly selling cross-border, which brings lucrative sales opportunities, but also increases their exposure to…

  • December 4, 2020
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FinTech Magazine’s Picks for Best Payment Processor

FinTech Magazine has Named Rapyd a Best Payment Processor on Their Top 10 Payment Companies List According to FinTech, Rapyd was included because we are “allowing consumers to access one of the world’s largest payment networks featuring over 900 locally-preferred…

  • December 3, 2020
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Digital Wallet Payment Method Pros and Cons for Merchants

What You Should Know When Exploring eWallet Payment Solutions   Globally, digital wallet payment method adoption is projected to exceed 1.3 billion consumers by 2021, with Asia Pacific and some European markets leading the way. (Fintech News) Smartphones are now…

  • November 25, 2020
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The Best Fraud Management Solution for Global Commerce

Protect Your Business While Providing a Great Experience for Customers Worldwide After having more than doubled from 2011 to 2018, global card fraud losses are projected to reach over $40 billion by 2027. (Nilson) Fraud management is a crucial part…

  • November 23, 2020
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Payment Solutions for US Companies Eyeing International Expansion

Global Digitization for US Based Companies Is Full of Challenges but Payments Doesn't Have to Be One of Them. Digitization is a vital part of business continuity, even more than new offerings or service expansions. And while global expansion can…

  • November 19, 2020
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The Rise of the Subscription Payment Model

Subscriptions and Recurring Billing are Transforming Business Models Across Industries Across all businesses, subscription payment models are changing how consumers read, listen to music, manage their fitness, watch television and so much more. What is behind this trend and why…

  • November 11, 2020
Oxxo Mexico Cash Payment Alternatives

Alternatives to Oxxo Mexico Cash Payments

eCommerce Merchants Need Cash Acceptance beyond Oxxo Payments at More Convenient Locations Only 37 percent of Mexicans have a bank account. (Center for Global Development et al.) With ecommerce surging in popularity, partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability…

  • November 10, 2020
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Catch that Cart! Tackling Cross-Border Shopping Cart Abandonment

The Challenge of Cross-Border eCommerce There is nothing that strikes more fear (and frustration) into an ecommerce manager’s heart than discovering that a big portion of their hard-won visitors jumped ship right before completing the sale. As more businesses are…

  • November 3, 2020
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Shopify Payments: Accept Alternative Payment Methods with Rapyd

Accept Local Payment Methods in Shopify with the Rapyd Shopify Payments Plugin The ecommerce platform Shopify is an excellent choice for businesses looking to sell internationally and boost their global trade. While Shopify offers its own payment solution, you can…

  • November 2, 2020
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3 Trends that Prove the Future of Retail Is Contactless Payments

Consumers’ Pandemic-Related Aversion to Cash and Coins has Fundamentally Shifted Global Payment Preferences According to Rapyd’s research, in 2020, consumers formed new preferences for payment methods that don’t make them touch card readers, manually key PINs, touch device screens, or…

  • October 30, 2020
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The 3D Secure Merchant’s Handbook

Here's Your Easy-to-Understand Guide to Using and Implementing 3D Secure 3D Secure is an advanced authentication layer. It stops the unauthorized use of cards and protects and minimizes the fraud risk for eCommerce merchants and issuers. 3DS allows for card…

  • October 29, 2020
South Korea eCommerce and Payment Trends

South Korea eCommerce Trends and Merchant’s Guide

Your Guide to Growing Cross-Border Sales, Increasing Cart Conversions and Successfully Navigating the South Korea Payment System With over 80% of its population using the internet,1 South Korea is the third-largest retail ecommerce market in APAC following China and Japan.…

  • October 28, 2020
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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
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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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The Top 10 Best B2B eCommerce Platforms For Your Business in 2022

Life moves fast and business even moves faster in the B2B eCommerce world. Speed is so key that 86% of B2B buyers prefer using self-service platforms to talking with a sales rep (McKinsey). That’s why companies need robust ecommerce platforms…

  • September 22, 2020
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5 Payment Trends Merchants Need to Know

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 2022

COVID-19 Wasn’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…

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

Your Guide to 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,…

  • 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
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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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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
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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
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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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United Kingdom eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments Guide

Ecommerce is alive and growing in the U.K.1 Even as physical stores shuttered during the pandemic, ecommerce has gone on to take its largest-ever share of retail spending—22.3% of all sales, according to trade magazine Internet Retailing (1). The U.K.…

  • 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 Four Trends in Identity Verification Over the Next Two 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
Three Local Payment Trends from APAC’s Booming eCommerce Market

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

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
How UK Challenger Banks Can Break The Marketing Stalemate

How UK Challenger Banks Can Break The Marketing Stalemate

The UK's challenger banks 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 renaissance,…

  • October 4, 2019
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