Airwallex is a financial technology company that offers integrated solutions for cross-border payments, including business accounts used by small businesses, SMEs, and established enterprises to sell globally. Airwallex has recently launched a new easy-to-use plug-and-play integration with Shopify, enabling Shopify merchants to tap into Airwallex’s payment solution ecosystem. With features to simplify payments and cost-effective foreign exchange (FX) rates, merchants can focus on scaling their business with better financial planning and without needless fees.
At Wave Commerce, we often hear from Shopify merchants that an obstacle to scaling their business to new markets and providing cross-border commerce is that they don’t know how to get started on managing cross-border payments. There are a lot of potential financial uncertainties that come with cross-border commerce, especially around financial planning — knowing how to budget and prepare funds for transaction fees, taxes, localization to new markets etc, which, more often than not, are not very transparent and highly variable. But, one of the key values of a solid connected ecosystem strategy that Shopify offers, is the ability to leverage the partners within the ecosystem for quick and effective solutions. Airwallex is a very welcome new addition to the Shopify ecosystem for the value it can provide to merchants, especially as the global economic climate is lowering consumer confidence and businesses are looking at ways to still grow while reducing costs.
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The Airwallex Online Payments Shopify App is a payment solution for merchants to integrate with their Shopify store to accept payments from global customers. With Airwallex, merchants can: