How the Fashion Industry Can Stay Resilient in 2020

While analysts expected fashion growth to slow down in 2020, none could have predicted a disruption that would contract the industry’s global revenue by nearly 30%. Store closures and shifts in consumer priorities impacted this decline, but eCommerce offers a lifeline for merchants looking to recoup lost revenue. Fashion retailers and brands must adjust their […]

Is AVS for Fraud Detection Still Relevant?

The address verification system (AVS) has been one of the most relied upon forms of fraud detection for years. It checks the billing address submitted by the card user during checkout with the billing address on record at the issuing bank. The credit card processor indicates how much of a match there is to the […]

Maximizing Online Cosmetics Revenue: A Report for Merchants

The global cosmetics market is expected to be worth $390 billion by 2020, and based on current trends, eCommerce will play a significant role in overall industry expansion. But failing to recognize and capitalize on growth opportunities can play directly into the competition’s hands. To make the most of this potential market, online merchants need […]

Bringing Eastern European eCommerce in from the Cold

In a highly competitive business landscape, it’s important for eCommerce merchants to identify and capitalize on new growth engines. In the past year, Russia and many of its neighboring countries exhibited the highest eCommerce growth in Europe, and Eastern Europe became the fourth largest eCommerce market in the world. Estonia showed a 35% hike in […]

Making Sense of Mismatches: A New eBook

In the past, credit card fraud was commonly determined by checking whether a shopper’s credit card matched their ID. With the advent of online retail, however, catching fraudsters became a more complex task and many merchants resorted to automatically declining orders containing data mismatches. Initially this approach seemed practical, as the majority of eCommerce stores […]

The Case Against A Cyberwall with Mexico

It’s the 2nd largest eCommerce market in Latin America, with nearly 60 million internet users. More than half of online shoppers frequent international websites, and online purchases are expected to hit $65 billion by 2020. So why are so many eCommerce merchants so cautious with Mexican orders, to the extent of blocking Mexican IPs altogether? […]

Visualizing eCommerce Fraud: An Interactive Map

Riskified is pleased to share our ‘Visualizing eCommerce’ series, a new interactive medium our readers can use to review data they don’t usually have access to, mainly around eCommerce fraud. Our first installation is a world map, organized according to approval rate categories. Geographic data is based on IP address. Hovering over each country will […]

Make the Grade on Your College eCommerce Revenue

It’s no secret that millennials spend a lot of their money shopping, and unsurprisingly 67% of younger consumers prefer purchasing online. US college students alone have an estimated buying power of $523 billion, and with a lifetime of online shopping ahead of them, they are a highly lucrative eCommerce growth engine. Yet many retailers fail […]