Hoboken, NJ-based Flow has secured $37 million in Series B funding to drive its mission of helping businesses market, sell and ship to global consumers online by providing localized experiences. The funding will be used to build up product offerings, grow customer acquisition, add staff and expansion in the U.S. and Europe.
Ecommerce in the United States is growing faster than in China, which remains ahead in terms of overall sales volume, based on client data from payment services firm Payoneer, and the UK is growing faster than both. With the exception of Japan (3%), companies in the top 10 for ecommerce sales all saw strong Q3 double-digit growth.
Over the last decade, booming global ecommerce has given small businesses around the world an opportunity to expand their reach in D2C. But this expansion does come with challenges, especially in the area of payments. See how State Cashmere addressed currency and taxation issues while freeing up working capital to fuel growth.
Global payments are getting much easier for customers to transact with retailers overseas. The advent of new technologies in the checkout experience such as Apple Pay and Amazon Pay is becoming more prominent as shoppers get more comfortable with mobile commerce. Here are some of the latest trends in global payments and how they are impacting the retail landscape.
China and India are the most advanced in terms of cross-border payment technology and providing options to make the process as friction-free as possible, according to data from Worldpay. See what trends are shaping cross-border payments in Latin America and which markets are most popular for U.S. merchants to sell into.