The GlobalCollect blog is designed for online merchants. We provide information and help you gain insight related to eCommerce in order to help grow your online business worldwide.

Insights EMEA - why merchant priorities define the agenda

At the end of last year, as we were preparing our 2015 marketing priorities and plan, we decided to solicit input from our most valuable resource – our clients – on the hot topics for the year. What better way to guarantee that our campaigns and content resonate and add value than to ask our primary audience?

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eCommerce & Singles Day

Today is the word’s biggest online shopping day, driven mainly by shopping in one country – China.  I have been thinking about the symbolism of number 1 on this day, and it is actually intriguing to think that this number - “1” is the core of the cyber-world that Chinese singles will be roaming today. 

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Fraud Prevention: It's in the data

'It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.'

Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia
 
In the eCommerce environment all activities, processes and money flows involve data. Data is literally the container of anything taking place within the organization, even fraud. Unfortunately this information often ends up in databases to be stored without further processing.
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The Challenge of Managing Fraud in Developing Countries

Developing countries offer eCommerce merchants a great opportunity to grow their businesses. Aided by the growth in mobile internet penetration, eCommerce in regions like South America and Eastern Europe is growing by 20% annually, and is expected to continue growing at such rates through 2020*. According to a World Trade Organization 2013 report, “next-generation technologies and devices will increase usage of advanced mobile services, which in turn will open up many new, eCommerce business opportunities in developing countries.” 

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eCommerce Strategy: Web Shop Basics

Whether you are an established brick and mortar merchant looking to expand on-line or a business launching a new product line or service, setting up a web shop is a great step with lots of revenue potential.

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