How to win with international online shopping

Apr 30 2020 | PayPal editorial staff

Cross-border ecommerce is growing quickly as international, online shoppers seek out bargains and unique products. That means there’s a world of potential customers out there, just waiting to buy what you’re selling.
You can grow your online business by reaching new customers in markets around the world.

Here’s an outline of 5 critical steps to get you started.

1.  Find your target online shopping markets
2.  Consider how people prefer to pay
3.  Learn the rules, from taxes to regulations
4.  Establish shipping and support services
5.  Attract more online shopping customers with international marketing
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