With your customer base in North America firmly established, it's time to look at growth opportunities abroad. Reaching customers across the Atlantic or Pacific doesn't have to be cloaked in mystery. Upshot has tools that help international customers browse, shop and receive your products beyond Old Glory's borders.
For International Retailers
For International Retailers For business leaders based outside the United States, the Upshot platform provides a flexible solution for reaching customers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia or Latin America. Our API allows for the seamless integration of UPS, FedEx or your local postal service. Customers can browse your site in their home language, see pricing in their currency of choice. Further, our Content Delivery Network (CDN) ensures your site, is delivered with lightening fast speed and has an uptime of 99.99%.
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Features for International Sellers & Buyer
- Real-time international currency conversion
- Real-time international shipping quotes
- Allow customers to select between different, localized and/or translated versions of your site
- Numerous international payment gateways supported
- Option to use international date formatting
- Display multiple currencies
- Bongo International integration
- SED International Integration
- Associate language and currency when toggling between country-specific versions of site
- Specify per-currency symbols
Currency Conversion Extension
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Upshot Platform's Currency Conversion Extension allows merchants to display product prices to international customers in their local currency. Taking small steps such as showing prices in the format and rate familiar to your international customers helps increase conversion rates... Learn more...
Multilingual Display Extension
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Easily expand your customer base to non-English speaking countries with the Upshot Commerce Multilingual Extension. Retailers can specify a default language, add numerous other languages and customize... Learn more...
Creating and evolving an ecommerce site is difficult. Throw in multi-lingual support and international shipping and the complications seem to multiply. As an established ecommerce business leader, you've probably adopted a unique collection of practices and tools that help your organization successfully service a global customer base. Migrating to the Upshot Commerce platform means placing your business within a fully customizable environment that is agile and flexible enough to grow with you.
The Upshot Commerce team of ecommerce strategists and engineers has been envisioning and creating custom ecommerce solutions for over eighteen years. Whether you require software written from the ground up, integration with third-party companies or our extensions modified to fit your unique environment, we can help.
Customizable International Extensions for ECommerce
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2015 was a great year of growth for Upshot Commerce and our loyal brands. Our expanding team developed numerous improvements for our platform that benefited our existing partners and new clients we on-boarded this year. In addition, our digital strategy team has seen big wins for our brands in accelerating online growth.
A few details about what we’ve been up to in 2015:Read more
May 11, 2015 by Erica
Cosabella is a global, luxury lingerie company that has brought color and innovation to their industry for over 30 years. From bodysuits in the mid-eighties bringing innerwear out, to ultra-stretch lace bras far too beautiful to be hidden beneath clothing, Cosabella has always been on the forefront of new trends. They believe lingerie should reflect mood and each season bring vibrant, cutting-edge colors into their apparel, reflecting the high-energy, eclectic world. Moving forward with a solid digital platform, they look forward to continuing their story of excellence, ethics and quality.
Cosabella needed a platform that could support international storefronts, offer local currency conversions and multiple languages. Moreover, they needed easy-to-use inventory control tools, integration with multiple ERP systems, and dynamic merchandisi... Read more
May 4, 2015 by Erica
You’ve determined that the time is right to expand your ecommerce company internationally. You’ve identified an ecommerce platform that offers multi-language solutions, offers an integrated backend toolkit to make managing your storefronts easy, and is versed in the SEO best-practices to ensure your translated, localized site will show up when customers search for the products you sell. Three important considerations remain before taking the global leap – currency conversion, shipping, and landed costs – to ensure customers complete purchases once they’ve found your global-friendly site.
Offer Currency Conversions in Real-Time
In addition to a marked preference for shopping in their native language, international customers appreciate having prices displayed in their local currency. Having a platform that can do instant conversions and present customers with accurate, current pricing in their preferred currency takes unwanted uncertainty out of the transaction and fosters greater confidence in your company with your customers.
Apr 23, 2015 by Erica
Online shopping has gone global; having a solid plan to take your ecommerce company international can prove fruitful. Offering a more familiar, welcoming experience to international customers is key to an effective international strategy. In other words: localization – through native-language pages and SEO optimization.
Research indicates that customers are more likely to purchase from companies they feel comfortable with and for international ecommerce – this means sites that offer native-language content. Making the effort to convertat least some of your site content for international customers can translate into a significant competitive advantage. A survey conducted by Common Sense Advisory in 2014 of consumers in 10 non-anglophone countries found:
- 75% of respondents preferred to shop in their native language
- 60% rarely or never bought from English-only sites
- 50% prefer to have at least some elements of a site in their native language
Making a great first impression, with targeted native-language content, may not be as challenging as you think. While it may seem necessary to translate all ... Read more