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.

Cross-border eCommerce in Europe: Four Key Trends

13 June 2014 - Europe is a mature eCommerce market, but it keeps constantly changing and evolving. For merchants, there is still plenty of opportunity for growth by expanding into new European markets. However, the unique dynamics of the cross-border eCommerce market do require careful consideration and planning.

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Building BRIC – Why are BRIC countries critical for online merchants?

9 June 2014 - If you’re an online merchant looking to expand and grow your business, BRIC countries offer a great opportunity to increase your online sales. IDC predicts that the buying power and connectivity of Brazil, Russia, India and China will overtake developed markets before the end of this year and will continue to grow through 2020. This rapid growth translates into increased sales for merchants investing in these markets.

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7 Signs You’re Not Optimizing Your Online Revenue

3 June 2014 - It’s a great time to be an online merchant. Consumers are showing greater confidence and a growing preference for buying online. Globally online spending is experiencing double digit growth in major categories like retail and travel. But increasing competition, rapid market changes, and finicky consumers create challenges for online merchants.

If you’re an online merchant, you need to continuously look for ways to grow your revenue. Here are 7 indicators that can help you determine how well you are optimizing your sales opportunities.

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Free To Play Monetization and Player Conversion in Video Gaming

One of the most frequent stumbling blocks for Free to Play (F2P) games is the effective monetization of their player base. Effectively achieving this goal requires developers and publishers are cognizant of three primary factors:

- Knowledge of their customer base
- Offering alternative payments solutions
- Streamlined in-game payments

The most important factor determining the success of F2P and MMO (massive multiplayer online) monetization is knowledge of

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Global eCommerce: eRetailers only get one shot in emerging markets

Global consumers in BRIC countries give retailers one shot at developing a successful buying experience with them. Furthermore, a bad experience from the consumer could kill a brand.

Where can retailers make the first impact? Checkout.

The top two reasons for abandonment at the checkout are uncertain conditions (32%) and no preferred payment method (30%).

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