It can be a difficult decision for firms trying to decide if they should expand to new regions internationally. There can be many variables involved including language, customer base, culture, financial capabilities, available partnering firms, etc. This article does a good job highlighting some key areas to consider when expanding your firm’s sales to new international locations.
- Apple Pay is now available for all Shopify merchants, and you can even let customers pay with their Amazon account in your Shopify store.
- It might increase fulfillment time on some orders, but you can also offer bank transfer to international customers and then manually fulfill orders once the payment is completed.
- Your store and product pages are likely going to be optimized for the local region where you operate. Even if other countries share your language, Google tries to show search users content that is most relevant to them based not only on the language of their search query, but also what’s most relevant to them in terms of geographical proximity.
“Ecommerce sales are ramping up in the United States, with consumers doing more than half of their shopping online, according to ComScore and UPS.”