Why Read This
Nearly one-third of European online buyers have made Web purchases outside of their home country. Online cross-border buyers are desirable consumers because they show high online buying tenure, have high levels of disposable income, and outspend other online buyers. Yet only a minority of European retailers is actively targeting them. Pairing international shipping options with geographic specificities like language, payment preferences, national regulations, and delivery costs represents the main barrier that online merchants face. eBusiness and channel strategy professionals need to adopt a cautious strategy in order to successfully address foreign markets.
Tags: B2C eCommerce, Brand & Product Web Sites, Consumer Electronics & Technology, Customer Experience Management, Design & Usability, Digital Marketing, Direct Marketing, eCommerce, eCommerce Adoption, Globalization & Localization, Online Retail, Retail, Shipping & Logistics, Transportation & Logistics