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.

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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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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