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Why partnering with a local expert will leverage your success in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Jun, 12th 2019

Why partnering with a local expert will leverage your success in LATAM

Entering a new market is a challenge that must be outpaced by every business, and when it concerns LATAM countries, partnering with a local expert will determine the success of a company.

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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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Is your business ready to capitalize on the rapid growth of Mexican e-commerce
Posted By BoaCompra on May, 30th 2019

Is your business ready to capitalize on the rapid growth of Mexican e-commerce?

According to Blacksip, e-commerce has grown 17.9% in 2018 in Mexico. The Mexican Association of Online Retailers notes that 38% of Mexican e-commerce shoppers make weekly purchases. We look at these figures and the best ways to capitalize on it.

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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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Why is it crucial to reach the Latin Americas Millennials and the Gen Zers
Posted By BoaCompra on Apr, 10th 2019

Why is it crucial to reach the Latin America’s Millennials and the Gen Zers?

Since Millennials represent around 50% of global consumerism and the Generation Z are digital natives, it becomes evident that they’re too important to be ignored, and companies must figure out ways to reach them and encourage them to purchase.

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Creating the perfect checkout experience for LATAM online customers
Posted By BoaCompra on Apr, 03th 2019

Creating the perfect checkout experience for LATAM online customers

One of the most important requirements for any e-commerce merchant today is to ensure that the checkout experience for online customers is simple, quick and safe. Strategically optimizing the checkout process is a priority, especially in Latin America.

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Offering the best payment methods for your customers in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Mar, 27th 2019

Offering the best payment methods for your customers in LATAM

Online merchants looking to enter different e-commerce markets around the world must ensure their business is equipped to cater to the country's audience. Making the transaction process as easy as possible for customers can help optimize revenues online.

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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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Following the growth of e-commerce in Chile online payments increase 37 percent
Posted By BoaCompra on Feb, 13th 2019

Following the growth of e-commerce in Chile, online payments increase 36.8%

More online than ever, the e-commerce market has reacted positively, posting with a growth of 25.8% in 2018. As a natural consequence, different payment methods for local and international websites were used by online consumers.

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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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Currency and Price Localization - Adapting to a Global Marketplace
Posted By BoaCompra on Jan, 23th 2019

Currency and Price Localization: Adapting to a Global Marketplace

Localization is the key when thinking of establishing a global identity. Adapting to the currency and pricing of a market causes a product or service to resonate with the intended audience and meets their requirements.

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Why the localization of your video games can boost sales in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Jan, 16th 2019

Why the localization of your video games can boost sales in LATAM

The video game market is a booming business, however there is still room for improvement. Learn more about why localization can help boost your global sales and gain a competitive advantage over other companies within the gaming industry.

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Purchases on international websites grow 43 percent in Argentina
Posted By BoaCompra on Jan, 09th 2019

Purchases on international websites grow 43% in Argentina

A blooming e-commerce growth that reaches two digits and a considerable gross domestic product (GDP) are building a promising scenario for international merchants in the country.

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Reduce LATAM Shopping Cart Abandonment with Local Payment Solutions
Posted By BoaCompra on Jan, 02th 2019

Reduce LATAM Shopping Cart Abandonment with Local Payment Solutions

In LATAM, shoppers may postpone their online transactions more, but expect a seamless experience. To conquer this market, providing several local payment options and converting to local currencies is crucial for consumers to confidently close the sale.

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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 can your checkout impact on your global business
Posted By BoaCompra on Nov, 29th 2018

How can your checkout impact on your global business?

When you think about expanding your business to a global level, you must always consider the localization of your international platform and the optimization of your checkout in order to turn online visitors into paying customers.

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Why reaching the unbanked in Mexico will boost your e-commerce business
Posted By BoaCompra on Nov, 22th 2018

Why reaching the unbanked in Mexico will boost your e-commerce business

How can it be possible to register growth in an e-commerce where financial inclusion and banked consumers reach only 36.9% of the population? Local payments and corner stores with alternative payment options are the answer.

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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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How Cross-Border Marketing can help your expansion in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Oct, 24th 2018

How Cross-Border Marketing can help your expansion in LATAM

Organic content or paid campaigns are important for your marketing strategy. However, introducing a consolidated product or service to global markets and different cultures is often one of the biggest difficulties that companies face around the world.

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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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LATAM - How to expand your business in online games by Smilegate
Posted By BoaCompra on Sep, 27th 2018

LATAM: How to expand your business in online games by Smilegate

Booming economies and great perspectives in LATAM´s e-commerce can seduce any international merchant, but how to overcome this fragmented market and increase sales? Smilegate, the multinational game developer, shares some thoughts about this issue.

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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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The Benefits of Localized Marketing Strategy
Posted By BoaCompra on Aug, 30th 2018

The Benefits of Localized Marketing Strategy

The benefits of localizing your digital business are countless and the tools to implement it into your company’s marketing strategy are efficient. Learn why adapting content leads to more global sales and a healthier relationship with your customer.

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B2B Events - A Powerful Tool for Business
Posted By BoaCompra on Aug, 14th 2018

B2B Events - A Powerful Tool for Business

By Daniele Godoi, Product Marketing

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Chile - The importance of CASH and internet penetration in e-commerce
Posted By BoaCompra on Aug, 08th 2018

Chile: The Importance of Cash and Internet Penetration in e-Commerce

With a population of 18 million people and one of the most sophisticated economies in Latin America, consumers in Chile have been paying most of their bills with cash in the last years.

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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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Challenges for online games in LATAM - Level Ups perspective
Posted By BoaCompra on Jul, 18th 2018

Challenges for online games in LATAM: Level Up´s perspective

Now that local infrastructure supports and enables the growth of the gaming market, the challenges in Latin America have changed. Learn about how this specific market can expand its business and attract even more players from Level Up’s perspective.

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Cash wins over electronic transactions among Colombians
Posted By BoaCompra on Jul, 10th 2018

Cash wins over electronic transactions among Colombians

Colombia is a country with a very high informal economy. This is one of the reasons because, culturally, cash is the preferred method of payment for Colombians.

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Payments - Dealing with fragmentation in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Jul, 03th 2018

Payments: Dealing with fragmentation in LATAM

Learning about LATAM´s particularities and shopping preferences is the key for success, but how to reach such a fragmented market? Our Managing Director, Alain Delcourt, shares some thoughts about his experience at BoaCompra.

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Argentina and the new tax legislation VAT
Posted By BoaCompra on Jun, 26th 2018

Argentina and the new tax legislation (VAT)

Starting June 27th 2018, a number of non-residents supplying digital services for Argentine consumers will be subjected to a 21% tax.

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Alternative payments reign Mexican market
Posted By BoaCompra on Jun, 21th 2018

Alternative payments reign over the Mexican market

Mexico is calling the attention of merchants around the world but its low credit card penetration forces traders to look for alternative solutions. To reach this market strategic local payments must be taken into consideration.

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Colombia soon to be the fourth largest e-commerce in LATAM
Posted By BoaCompra on Jun, 08th 2018

Colombia soon to be the fourth largest e-commerce in LATAM

Internet connectivity and the increase of banking accounts among Colombians must boost online retail in the country in 64% until 2022.

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Which payment methods are most popular in Peru?
Posted By BoaCompra on May, 23th 2018

Which payment methods are most popular in Peru?

Vouchers, cash, bank deposits, digital wallets or debit/credit cards? To increase sales in a country where e-commerce businesses grew 198% in the last two years, targeting young consumers and offering different tools to pay in cash are the key to success.

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Cash - Uruguays beloved payment method
Posted By BoaCompra on May, 04th 2018

Cash: Uruguay's beloved payment method

Following the trend of Latin America, Uruguayan consumers prefer paying all sort of bills with cash. Offering different tools to enable this kind of payment method will boost e-commerce sales vertiginously.

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Ecommerce business in Peru grew 198 in the last two years
Posted By BoaCompra on Apr, 24th 2018

E-commerce business in Peru grew 198% in the last two years

According to the Peruvian Chamber of Electronic Commerce (Cámara Peruana de Comercio Electrónico - Capece), the exponential increase represented sales of US$ 2,800 billion in 2016.

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Uruguay shakes ecommerce market and attracts more business
Posted By BoaCompra on Apr, 16th 2018

Uruguay shakes the ecommerce market and attracts more business

With 2.6 million people with internet access, e-commerce is still at an early age in a country with a steady growth in the last years. Some online stores showed an annual growth rate of 30% to 50%.

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Mexico - Latin Americas prodigy with the fastest ecommerce growth
Posted By BoaCompra on Mar, 23th 2018

Mexico: Latin America´s prodigy with the fastest ecommerce growth

The second largest market for e-commerce in Latam, right after Brazil, can reach $11 billion in e-commerce sales in 2018 alone. According to the Business Insider, it is also expected to register a growth of 15.6% by 2019.

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