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Malaysia’s Most Popular Payment Methods to Grow Online Sales

Online payment methods in Malaysia: an emerging market poised for growth. Malaysia is a hot destination for businesses looking to expand to emerging markets. Malaysia is seeing GDP growth that is both high and relatively consistent when compared with other…

  • March 23, 2021
South Africa Payment Methods

South Africa’s Top Payment Methods and eCommerce Trends

South Africa is Rapidly Digitizing, So Are Its Payment Methods Selling directly to consumers and accepting B2B payments in South Africa requires a deep understanding of South African’s payment methods. In the Rainbow Nation, payment methods are as diverse as…

  • 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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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

Popular online payment methods in Japan. 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 one of the lowest cross-border…

  • March 9, 2021
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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…

  • March 2, 2021
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The Most Popular Thailand Payment Methods

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 and mobile-first population. Despite ecommerce sales only making up 2% of total retail…

  • February 24, 2021
LATAM Market

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
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
Oxxo Mexico Cash Payment Alternatives

Alternatives to Oxxo Mexico Cash Payments

eCommerce Merchants Need Cash Acceptance at a Variety of 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 to…

  • November 10, 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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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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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

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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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
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 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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