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Think Tank: How to Manage Risks of International E-commerce

Posted On: Mar 15, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

The opportunity to tap into the latent global demand for brands in overseas markets is enormous and brands see this opportunity as increasingly accessible. While increasing a brand's customer base is compelling, expanding internationally is not without potential pitfalls. Each new market carries with it different regulatory environments, compliance requirements, and issues related to clearing customs. In addition, important decisions must be made about localizing the e-commerce experience. With opportunity comes risk, and brands must identify the risks inherent in expanding their business internationally and find suitable solutions.
Cross-border e-commerce at its most fundamental is providing consumers with access to products that may not be available to them in their local market, or available but not as cheaply. With cross-border commerce, the product purchase process and the shipment of the customer's order to the final destination span many regulatory environments. These regulations bring with them risk...

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