DDP vs DDU - All you need to know about shipping goods from abroad
Posted By BoaCompra on Sep, 18th 2019

DDP vs DDU: All you need to know about shipping goods from abroad

International e-commerce merchants can opt to deliver physical goods through two methods: Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) or Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU). We look at the argument for both and explain what each entails for your business.

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What is the difference between the tourism and the commercial dollar in Brazil
Posted By BoaCompra on Sep, 11th 2019

What is the difference between the tourism and the commercial dollar in Brazil?

Did you know that there are two types of exchange rates when dealing with USD in Brazil? International merchants, in order to avoid any hidden costs, should be aware of the differences between the commercial and the tourism rates when selling online.

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Why a localized checkout could net you more repeat customers in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Aug, 07th 2019

Why a localized checkout could net you more repeat customers in LATAM

It costs seven times as much to get a new customer as it does to retain an old one. Streamlining and localizing your checkout process may be the single easiest way to keep Latin American consumers returning to your business.

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Say WhatsApp and engage with your customers in Brazil
Posted By BoaCompra on Jul, 31th 2019

Say WhatsApp! and engage with your customers in Brazil

It?s the leading mobile messaging app in Brazil and it has changed the way Brazilians communicate with each other. The astonishing impact of WhatsApp in everyday life highlights the importance of using it as a marketing tool to engage with customers.

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Addressing the challenges and the potential of the LATAM gaming market
Posted By BoaCompra on Jul, 24th 2019

Addressing the challenges and the potential of the LATAM gaming market

The online gaming sector is growing in LATAM and the region is winking at companies seeking to penetrate emerging markets with a promising growth potential. A large audience of fans thirsty for high-quality entertainment predicts solid revenues.

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Using influencer marketing strategy to reach LATAM audiences
Posted By BoaCompra on Jun, 21th 2019

Using influencer marketing strategy to reach LATAM audiences

As more studies show the increased impact of social media influencers on purchasing decisions, it becomes more evident that the influencer marketing is not just a worldwide trend, but an effective strategy to reach Latin American audiences. Find out why.

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Why are credit cards driving a rise in Brazilian e-commerce
Posted By BoaCompra on Jun, 07th 2019

Why are credit cards driving a rise in Brazilian e-commerce?

In light of the localized nature and style of card payments in Brazil, e-commerce merchants must ensure they cater to these unique payment methods to ensure success.

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Why installments boost e-commerce in Brazil
Posted By BoaCompra on May, 22th 2019

Why installments boost e-commerce in Brazil

More than common practice, the installments payments are a strongly rooted “institution” in the Brazilian society, to the point of impacting the country’s economy. Contrary to the expected, it has enlivened the market, and the e-commerce included.

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eSports in Brazil - Press play and maximize your ROI
Posted By BoaCompra on May, 16th 2019

eSports in Brazil: Press “play” & maximize your ROI

LATAM is keeping up the pace with the global growth of the eSports market, and Brazil is scooping audiences and investment. To enter the game and seize the business opportunity, companies must understand and evaluate the market before pressing “Play”.

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Why looking beyond debit cards spells success for e-commerce in Brazil
Posted By BoaCompra on May, 08th 2019

Why looking beyond debit cards spells success for e-commerce in Brazil

Whilst debit cards are one of the most common payment methods offline in Brazil, they are considerably less popular online. In this article, we explore the challenges the debit card faces, and the most popular alternatives for merchants.

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Steady the banner of trust in the LATAMs fertile e-commerce
Posted By BoaCompra on May, 02th 2019

Steady the banner of trust in the LATAM's fertile e-commerce

Internet provided a fast track to globalization and trends spread faster worldwide. But it also allowed consumers to turn into Big Brothers. Constantly surveilled, brands must build a business based on trust, in a fast-growing online market like LATAM.

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How Latin American e-consumers access the internet
Posted By BoaCompra on Apr, 24th 2019

How Latin American e-consumers access the internet

As LATAM investment is being strategically placed in communication services and technology, and e-commerce is an indisputable business opportunity, to have an overview of the consumers? web browsing preferences is relevant to reach them in a better way.

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Top 10 Must Have Alternative Payment Solutions in Latin America
Posted By BoaCompra on Apr, 17th 2019

Top 10 Must Have Alternative Payment Solutions in Latin America

If you are interested in expanding into Latin America, it is essential to understand the alternative payment choices that can be provided in a region with such wide economic diversity, different currencies and different purchasing habits.

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3 steps to improve online user experience and boost business in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Mar, 20th 2019

3 steps to improve online user experience and boost business in LATAM

Comparing the e-commerce challenges from a couple of years ago until today, a lot has been done in order to match or exceed the customer expectations. But companies must be prepared to invest their marketing efforts for an ultimate user experience.

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International Processing with Local Payment Solutions - A Vision for the Future
Posted By BoaCompra on Mar, 13th 2019

International Processing with Local Payment Solutions: A Vision for the Future

E-commerce merchants seeking to do business in LATAM face exciting times as internet penetration grows and enables unprecedented access to local consumers. The borderless nature of online shopping also means being able to pay across regional borders.

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The pot of gold at end of special shopping dates in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Feb, 27th 2019

The pot of gold at end of special shopping dates in LATAM

Special shopping dates are a perfect opportunity to increase sales and to make your brand better known in your target markets. Although most countries around the world share a good number of these dates, do you know which ones are specific to LATAM?

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Chatbots vs Humans - Who wins the battle for consumer preference
Posted By BoaCompra on Feb, 20th 2019

Chatbots vs Humans: Who wins the battle for consumer preference?

Although efficiency and precision are highly valued by the 21st century fast-paced, technology-driven consumer, the truth is we haven´t grown past being human. In the battle of chatbots vs human client support, mankind is still ahead.

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The Internet in Latin America
Posted By BoaCompra on Feb, 06th 2019

The Internet in Latin America

When analyzing Latin America from an e-commerce perspective, it is vital to have a clear statistical notion of the presence, speed and growth of the internet in the region. The growth of internet usage equates to reassurance for e-commerce merchants.

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Do you want to be successful in LATAM - Build a trust relationship with your clients
Posted By BoaCompra on Jan, 30th 2019

Do you want to be successful in LATAM? Build a trust relationship with your clients

Although online sales in the LATAM market are expected to increase 19% in the next five years, consumer trust is still an issue that needs to be addressed. What can companies do to promote a healthier relationship with the public they are trying to reach?

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The future of e-commerce in Latin America in 2019 and beyond
Posted By BoaCompra on Dec, 21th 2018

The future of e-commerce in Latin America in 2019 and beyond

Are you wondering what the future holds for international platforms conducting business in Latin America, one of the top regions in the world for e-commerce growth? We take a closer look at the challenges and opportunities of e-commerce in LATAM.

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What is the busiest season for e-commerce in Brazil - Black Friday or Christmas
Posted By BoaCompra on Dec, 20th 2018

What is the busiest season for e-commerce in Brazil: Black Friday or Christmas?

A curious fact about both commercial dates is that the very same online consumer buys on both dates, but with different purposes. Personal purchases with discounts are more common during Black Friday, while general gifts are bought at Christmas.

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Local Payments in LATAM as Marketing Strategy
Posted By BoaCompra on Dec, 12th 2018

Local Payments in LATAM as Marketing Strategy

You can boost your business in LATAM by integrating local payments on your online checkout. Marketing can play a key role in this process by helping to notify your target audience regarding the available alternative payment options.

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Differences in payment preferences between Physical Commerce and e-Commerce in Brazil
Posted By BoaCompra on Dec, 05th 2018

Differences in payment preferences between Physical Commerce and e-Commerce in Brazil

Due to the sheer size of Brazil, Brazilian consumers' profiles may change according to where and how they buy. The preference for cash, local credit cards or boletos will also depend on if the purchase is made in a physical store or online.

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How gamers are spending money in Brazil Mexico Turkey and Argentina
Posted By BoaCompra on Nov, 15th 2018

How gamers are spending money in Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and Argentina

New market segments such as esports, gaming video content and virtual reality are gaining ground throughout the world. They keep growing, albeit in different ways, as can be noticed in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and Argentina.

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How Brazilian customers buy on international e-commerce sites
Posted By BoaCompra on Nov, 08th 2018

How Brazilian customers buy on international e-commerce sites

Learning the preferences of 55.2 million online customers is the key to reaching the 4th largest internet market in the world and increase your e-commerce sales.

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Latin America - The Reign of Cash as a Local Payment
Posted By BoaCompra on Oct, 31th 2018

Latin America: The Reign of Cash as a Local Payment

Technological innovations have created new mechanisms of digital payments, but in LATAM cash is still the most common way to pay bills.

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Infographic - Overview of e-Commerce in Brazil
Posted By BoaCompra on Oct, 18th 2018

Infographic: Overview of e-Commerce in Brazil

If your company is planning to access the Brazilian e-commerce market, you will need to grasp an overall understanding of its unique components and trends. This infographic can help you prepare for your international business expansion.

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LATAM - Improving Game Monetization with Local Payments
Posted By BoaCompra on Oct, 09th 2018

Improving Game Monetization in LATAM with Local Payments

Your gaming business can successfully access the LATAM market by integrating local payment methods in your monetization models.

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How alternative payment methods can help your business in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Oct, 04th 2018

How alternative payment methods can help your business in LATAM

Boleto, Efecty, Via Baloto, Rapipago, PagoEfectivo are some of the local payments in LATAM that international merchants must be acquainted with while making business there.

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Infographic - Payment Methods in Latin America
Posted By BoaCompra on Sep, 04th 2018

Infographic: Payment Methods in Latin America

Want to have a better understanding about local payment culture? Check our new infographic about the main characteristics of seven important markets in LATAM, including most popular local payment solutions.

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Boletos in Brazil - a vital piece to understand local shopping preferences
Posted By BoaCompra on Mar, 07th 2018

Boletos in Brazil: A vital piece to understand local shopping preferences

The most unique payment method in Brazil, boletos are responsible for a considerable amount of online transactions in the country. They can cover anything from small utility bills such as rent to higher value products like a holiday trip.

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The Future of Payments in Latin America
Posted By BoaCompra on Jul, 30th 2018

The Future of Payments in Latin America

Local payment strategies are essential for companies interested in expanding their business in Latin America. For this reason, we invited the LATAM Payments Expert, Fernando Estevez Vazquez, to talk about this intriguing market on our blog.

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