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How to Hit the Online Sales Motherlode on Singles Day

Singles Day mindsets - a mixed bag Singles Day (November 11), which was first started by Chinese college students in the 1990s, is the antithesis of Valentine’s Day. It is a day dedicated to the celebration of singledom. Some singles have developed various rituals to mark the day including gifting...

Are You Ready for the Final Stage of PSD2?

PSD2 in a nutshell PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) is a directive issued by the European Commission in order to fortify customer rights, facilitate competition in banking, and increase Internet payment safety via SCA (Strong Customer Authentication). The original European payment services directive came into force in 2007. The PSD2...

Is Facebook about to Change the Face of Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies have certain advantages, such as decentralization and anonymity, but also present several risks including unpredictable fluctuations, shifting demand, and possible links to terrorist funding and money laundering. Facebook recently announced plans to create its own cryptocurrency within WhatsApp, a type of stablecoin. Stablecoins are pegged to major international currencies,...

The Huge Potential of Latin American E-commerce

While recent research indicates that e-commerce in Latin America is small when compared to the US and Asian markets, there is amazing potential for growth. By 2022, global revenue for online sales in LATAM is predicted to reach $94 billion. The expected boom is mainly due to greater Internet connectivity,...

The Unique Appeal of Asian E-commerce Markets

The Asian e-commerce market is booming, and it is projected to grow to $1.6t by 2021. China’s online sales are expected to increase annually by 16.1% to $1.122t in 2021.South Korea’s e-commerce sales are predicted to rise by 11.9% annually to $50.7b in 2021. India is also an important market...

What to Look for in Online Payment Solutions

One of the major decisions an e-commerce merchant must make is which online payment solution to use. Many online merchants offer payments in various countries and on a variety of devices from laptops to smartphones. What kind of solution should you be seeking when you need to accept online payments...