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Expanding your business globally can be a challenge, especially while working with an international customer base or workforce. That’s why our writers go in-depth to explore the differences in specific local and regional payment preferences. We help you understand how regional differences in connectivity, technological adoption, financial services infrastructure, and other factors lead to different payment preferences, including local payments, cross-border payments, and a range of alternative payment methods.

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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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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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How to Reduce the Costs of International Money Transfers

Reduce the costs of global money transfers and power your business expansion. Remote work has become so popular that it’s common for businesses to need to make international money transfers to pay remote workers. However, whether it’s to suppliers, gig…

  • June 9, 2021
Accept International Credit Card Payments

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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APAC’s Top Payment Methods in 2021

Unlock the full potential of these 8 APAC nations by understanding consumers’ preferred payment methods. This post covers payments and e-commerce insights in: India Indonesia Japan Malaysia Singapore South Korea Taiwan Thailand Southeast Asia has emerged as the roaring lion…

  • April 23, 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
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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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Omnichannel Commerce Tips For Growth-Minded 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
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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 2021

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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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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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
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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
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
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