Billing your global online customers is a very complex activity. To effectively collect payments in a secure manner, you must, among many other things, open up merchant accounts, put payment gateways in place, manage contracts with global payment service providers, comply with PCI DSS, and abide by global taxation requirements.
Broadening the aperture to expand into new markets is one of the best ways to grow your business and increase profits. The real challenge is fully optimizing the potential of cross-border ecommerce. For businesses currently offering a cross-border experience, it’s imperative to constantly be improving the experiences and thinking about what you can be doing better.
Despite some forecasts projecting a slowdown in ecommerce in China, a new report from Goldman Sachs sees the world’s largest online market continuing to boom over the next four years. The report pegged Chinese ecommerce sales at $750 billion in 2016 sales, coming from 460 million online shoppers, and projects a CAGR of 23% through 2020 – nearly triple the rate of offline sales. See what categories and companies are leading.
The gross merchandise value (GMV) of cross-border ecommerce is expected to grow at a healthy 25% per year through 2020, about twice the rate of the domestic market, according to a new report from DHL Express. The report also found that 20% of cross-border purchases were worth more than $200, again higher than domestic ecommerce. See what else the study found, including merchandise categories that are poised to grow.