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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.

Blog: Global Payments

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How Virtual Accounts Reduce International Payment Risk for Traders

Getting favorable terms of payment in international trade can mean the difference between high fees and high profits for businesses. Nearly every cross-border payment method inherently comes with risks and complexities. The risks are intensified for those businesses doing large…

  • June 16, 2022
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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