Cross Border Commerce

Cross Border Commerce
Align Commerce Boards Payment Rail To China
February 08, 2016

Just in time to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, global payments provider Align Commerce announced Monday (Feb. 8) the establishment of its China corridor to enable SMBs to both send and receive payments to and from the largest Asian economy. The firm is offering...

APAC Shoppers Pour Half A Trillion Into eCommerce
January 15, 2016

The global economy rose to prominence off the backs of Western brands — McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Nike, just to name a few. And while the Western consumer is still chugging along nicely, there’s another region of shoppers on the upswing, and it’s ready to spend. According to...

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Forging New Digital Silk Roads
January 14, 2016

Merchants Get Your Wares: Nigeria’s Open For Business Nigeria’s emerging middle class will have purchasing power of $28 billion in the next four years and merchants need to heed the call. A key demographic for retailers, the Nigerian middle class is hungry for consumption and...

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Climbing The Cross-Border Mountain
January 08, 2016

While there may be a trillion dollar cross-border commerce opportunity out there ready for the taking, the move to actually tap into the market is not as easy as it looks. Hikmet Ersek, CEO of Western Union, sat down with MPD CEO Karen Webster to...

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Rumors Hint At Apple Stores In Mexico City
January 06, 2016

Regardless of where Apple sells them from, it’s fairly easy to find someone with an iPhone in just about every country in the world. The same can’t be said for Apple’s physical storefronts, but new rumors suggest that could change — with a definite focus...

A Startup To Save Retail’s Supply Chain Soul
December 30, 2015

If there’s anything that retail should learn from the now-deposed king of social media outrage Martin Shkreli, it’s that consumers always have a line they don’t want businesses to cross. For Shkreli, raising the price of life-saving medications should have been a no-brainer if he...

The Year In X-Border
December 30, 2015

In 2015, the opportunities in cross-border commerce were limited only to the size of the globe itself … yet merchants seem ill-prepared to seize them. The PYMNTS Cross-Border Payments Optimization Index measures how much work remains for a merchant community that has only seen the...