Why export?

The global marketplace is growing

While U.S. e-commerce growth is slowing, other markets are accelerating at a much faster pace:

  • Europe spent approximately $94.4 billion shopping online in 2006, a figure expected to rise by 113.2% to 201.3 billion in 2009.1
  • Asia and Latin America are just starting to reach a critical mass of online shoppers and sales.
  • 95% of the world’s consumers live outside of the U.S.2
  • S&P 500 companies get 49% of their sales from outside the U.S.3

Accepting international payments can help your business:

  • Increase sales and gain global market share
  • Diversify and reduce dependence on local markets
  • Stabilize seasonal market fluctuations

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1 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide – “Web retailers span the globe in search of new customers and sales”

2 Trade Promotion Authority ( – “Trade Promotion Authority delivers jobs, growth prosperity and security at Home” – January 31, 2007

3 S&P 500 Index (Standard & Poor’s, May 2007)