New Digital River White Paper, “Global Strategies for Your Online Business,” Details Steps for Multinational Expansion

Informative free paper explains challenges, cultural differences and best practices

MINNEAPOLIS — May 8, 2014 — Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, announced the release of its newest white paper, which provides valuable advice for any company considering multinational expansion of its online commerce activities. The free white paper, “Global Strategies for Your Online Business,” offers decision-makers, commerce practitioners and digital marketers tips and solutions for managing through the complexities that accompany commerce on a global scale.

Nearly one-third of all companies doing business today state that international expansion is one of their top three digital priorities, according to a Forrester Research report*. The importance of understanding buyers’ expectations as well as their preferred forms of communication and payment types are not only vital—they’re also the beginning of a series of disciplines requiring deep awareness of local trends, regulations and business rules. “Global Strategies for Your Online Business” offers readers a working knowledge of the factors impacting successful global commerce expansion, including product mix considerations, country-specific tax laws, payment differences, and strategies for localization, search engine optimization, email marketing and social media, among other points.

“Many companies assume that what works in their own country or global region will be as effective in other markets. Unfortunately, such beliefs can lead to expensive problems that may take years to overcome,” said Scott Heimes Digital River chief marketing officer. “The world is indeed getting smaller—but huge differences in business practices remain. ‘Global Strategies’ will help any company get off on the right foot in its international e-commerce initiatives.

“Most marketers know that digital marketing is one of the most effective ways to establish a presence in a new market and a key to e-commerce success. Yet there are nuances by program — such as SEO, email marketing, social media — and unique regulations, requirements and preferences that vary by country and region, which marketers need to properly navigate,” added Heimes. “This free white paper helps marketers understand what they’re facing—and more importantly, puts them on a path to best execution.”

Click here for a free download of the “Global Strategies for Your Online Business” white paper.

*“Optimize Performance For Global Commerce,” Forrester Research, Inc., March 14, 2014.

About Digital River, Inc.
Backed by 20 years of e-commerce experience, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River’s multi-tenant, SaaS commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. In 2013, Digital River processed more than $30 billion in online transactions, connecting B2B and B2C digital products and cloud service companies as well as branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.

Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate website, read the Digital River Blog, follow the company on Twitter or call +1 952-253-1234.

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