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E-commerce

Born global: Deliciou’s journey from bacon seasoning to big business

How Deliciou is making its mark globally in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.

4 mins

Finance

The best business bank accounts for Australian businesses

We take a look at what a business bank account actually is, how it benefits you as a business owner, and what to look out for when choosing the best business bank account for your current financial situation.

6 mins

Employee Airtime with Sean Li, Product Lead based in Shanghai

Welcome to Employee Airtime! In this content series, we sit down with our talented team to talk about why they're excited to work at Airwallex, their passions and what gets them out of bed in the morning! Introducing Sean Li, Product Lead based in Shanghai.

5 minutes

Customer stories

E-commerce

Growth Through COVID: Rapid Expansion with Bubble Tea Club

How Bubble Tea Club grew exponentially during COVID

4 mins

E-commerce

The Best Online Marketplaces For Selling Your Products Internationally

Commerce marketplaces have been steadily gaining popularity on both the consumer and trader side in recent years. Learn about the best online marketplaces for selling your products online across the globe.

8 minutes

Finance

What Australian Banks Charge for International Payments

We drill down into different rates and fees you can expect to pay for international payments in Australia, depending on which business bank account you use.

7 minutes

Finance

How to open a Euro bank account from Australia

Looking to expand into Europe? Here’s what to expect when opening a Euro business bank account in Germany, from Australia.

6 minutes

Finance

ING business bank accounts: a comparison

As part of our business bank account comparison series, we’ve analysed ING’s business bank account options to help you understand their key products, features and limitations.

5 minutes

Company news

University of Melbourne honours Airwallex co-founder Lucy Liu with revered Rising Star for Young Alumni Award

Lucy Liu has been recognised for outstanding professional achievement and community involvement by the University of Melbourne. Read the full announcement, here.

4 minutes

Finance

CNH vs CNY: the Differences in Chinese Renminbi

Dealing with businesses in China, there’s one curious difference you’ll notice to most other countries: they deal in two types of currency. Which one is right for your business?

5 minutes

E-commerce

Finance

Business tips

Foreign currency accounts vs. global business accounts—what’s the difference?

These days, all of the big banks offer some form of an international business account option. But not all are created equal. Check out the key differences between foreign currency accounts and global business accounts.

4 mins

Finance

Bankwest Foreign Currency Account: a comparison

Let’s dive into the key features and limitations of Bankwest’s foreign currency account options to help you determine if they're a good fit for your business.

6 minutes

Company news

Airwallex Receives Regulatory Approval and Completes Acquisition of UniCard

Airwallex's acquisition of UniCard boosts ability to offer new and innovative payment methods for Hong Kong businesses

5 minutes

E-commerce

How to Launch, Market & Sell Your Product Internationally

Scaling your marketing and customer demand. In this post, we’re going to discuss precisely that - how you can launch and market your product beyond Australia.

7 minutes

Customer stories

E-commerce

US$2.65 Million Through Kickstarter: International Growth with Orbitkey

How Orbitkey simplified the financial challenges that came with international growth.

4 mins

Westpac Foreign Currency Account: a comparison

While there are many benefits to holding a foreign currency account with Westpac, there are also a number of limitations to take into consideration. Check out our full comparison, here.

6 minutes

E-commerce

Customer stories

DocShipper: how two brothers are redefining and digitalising the import/export industry

DocShipper: a company founded to redefine international logistics & procurement for SMEs, corporations and individuals. The two founders Nicolas and Pierre Rahmé have the goal to shake up an industry that is stuck in the pre-digital era. Read on to discover the DocShipper story.

5 mins

Business tips

How Airwallex is building a trusted global financial cloud with banking partners

At Airwallex, much of our products and services are made possible by our network of global, regional, and local banking partners, helping to power our local payout and settlement capabilities. So, why should banks work with us?

6 minutes

Finance

NAB Foreign Currency Account: a comparison

A NAB foreign currency account is designed for businesses who make regular international currency transactions. Let's take a closer look at the product on offer so you can decide if it's a good fit for your business.

6 minutes

Employee Airtime with Andrew Foo, Legal Counsel based in Singapore

Welcome to Employee Airtime! In this content series, we sit down with our talented team to talk about why they're excited to work at Airwallex, their passions and what gets them out of bed in the morning! Introducing Andrew Foo, Legal Counsel based in Singapore.

4 minutes

Guides

E-commerce

International Shipping from Australia: What You Need to Know For Seamless Cross-Border Delivery

But to sell internationally, you need to figure out one key thing: shipping. Here’s what we’ll cover in this post so you can ensure you have a scalable shipping system in place for your cross-border expansion.

15 mins

E-commerce

Business tips

3 Key Brexit Implications For eCommerce Businesses

As you likely know by now, the UK voted to leave the EU in the summer of 2016. In this post, we’re taking a look at three of the biggest implications and what sellers can do.

4 mins

Finance

ANZ Business Bank Accounts: a comparison

We take a look at ANZ's Business Advantage transaction account while comparing it feature for feature with our Airwallex Business Account.

5 minutes

Business tips

Finance

Businesses missing the benefits of fintech, say Airwallex and CPA Australia

Airwallex and Australia’s leading professional accounting body CPA Australia, launched the ‘The Role of FinTech in Modernising Businesses’ report which aims to educate businesses on emerging fintech solutions and drive fintech adoption.

6 mins

Finance

How to check if your Facebook ad spend has hidden bank fees (and how you can eliminate them)

Despite Facebook charging and invoicing you in AUD, many businesses are paying an additional 3% in foreign transaction fee for this spend. Find out how to save on international transaction fees in our latest article.

3 minutes

Finance

CommBank Foreign Currency Account: a comparison

We take a look at Commonwealth Bank's foreign currency account including key features, fees and rates and ease of opening. Click here to read the full article.

5 minutes

E-commerce

How to Price and Promote your Product for International Markets

Product pricing is an essential element in determining the success of your eCommerce products. This post will provide you with the pricing strategies you need to create a reliable, international pricing structure for your business. 

8 minutes

Finance

The Benefits of a Digital Business Bank Account

There's plenty to love about a digital business bank account. We’ve ranked the 5 key benefits that make digital business bank accounts an outstanding choice for your finances.

4 minutes

Business tips

Guides

How our security and compliance works to protect your transactions

At Airwallex, we take our commitment to upholding and complying to legal and regulatory requirements very seriously. Here, we want to answer these questions and highlight how Airwallex ensures your transactions are fast, seamless and secure.

4 mins

E-commerce

International ROAS: A Guide to Calculating Your Return on Ad Spend for eCommerce Businesses

Learn exactly how to calculate return on ad spend, and what you can do to maximise returns from your advertising dollars.

6 minutes

E-commerce

Your Complete 2021 Global eCommerce Calendar

We made this downloadable, month-to-month global retail promotion calendar so you never miss a key date. Use it to create winning strategies all year round!

6 minutes

E-commerce

Business tips

Should you set up a US entity for your eCommerce business?

As your US sales and customer demand grows, it’s important / a natural question for business owners to assess if they should set up a separate US entity for their eCommerce business.

6 minutes

Employee Airtime with Jed Rose, General Manager for EMEA

Welcome to Employee Airtime! In this content series, we sit down with our talented team to talk about why they're excited to work at Airwallex, their passions and what gets them out of bed in the morning! Introducing Jed Rose, General Manager for EMEA.

5 minutes

E-commerce

Going Global with eCommerce: Soaring Ahead with International SEO by StudioHawk

In this blog post, award-winning SEO specialist agency StudioHawk takes you through the importance of international SEO and why it is an important factor when taking your eCommerce global.

9 minutes

Finance

Guides

How to open a bank account in the United Kingdom from Australia

Follow our guide on how to go about opening a UK business bank account from Australia.

6 minutes

E-commerce

How to craft a rock-solid international expansion strategy

Grow your eCommerce business with this global expansion strategy we’ve laid out for you in a step-by-step guide to doing it right.

8 minutes

Why every business needs user access management for purchases

Does your business have a single payment gatekeeper? User access management protects businesses from employee expense fraud and streamlines the process from request to purchase.

5 minutes

Finance

Guides

How to open a US bank account from Australia

We walk you through why you’d want to open a US bank account, the fees you can expect to pay, and then how to open a US bank account as a non-resident.

4 minutes

Engineering

Kafka Event Streaming to the Rescue! Reflections from building a global FX platform

For the first blog in our engineering content series, we look at how Kafka event streaming has changed our engineering culture by empowering innovation and enhancing the developer experience.

7 minutes

E-commerce

Webinar Wrap Up: Grow Without Borders eCommerce Series

We brought together our best partners for this four-part webinar series tackling the biggest growth eCommerce challenges in 2021. Find our key takeaways and the replay inside.

6 mins

Finance

6 surprising reasons why your bank transfer is delayed

We look at some of the more surprising reasons that can impact your bank transfer times, and how they can result in a delayed payment for your business.

4 minutes

Finance

3 ways to secure your business from employee expense fraud

If you’re a business owner who is concerned about your employee spending and wants to be on top of expense control, click here to discover our best expense management practices without the admin overhead.

4 minutes

Business tips

How to transfer money to India from Australia

We are often asked by our clients about the best ways to send money to India directly in Indian Rupee. We take a look at the best way to send money to India from Australia.

5 minutes

Business tips

What are corporate cards, and does your business need them?

We take a closer look at corporate credit cards and help you understand whether they are a good fit for your business.

5 minutes

Finance

Guides

How to transfer money to an international bank account

Looking to pay your overseas manufacturer? Step through the best options your business has to make a fast, cost-effective and on-time international money transfer.

5 minutes

E-commerce

The best payment gateways for international eCommerce

We take a look at the best payment gateways for international eCommerce, to help you make the decision of which one is right for your business.

6 minutes

E-commerce

Customer stories

Kat The Label unlocks the US fashion market with influencers, localisation and automation

Kat the Label operates in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with over 80,000 Instagram followers. Find out how the founder, Kate Nixon, entered the US fashion market using automation, influencers and localisation.

6 minutes

E-commerce

Is Dropshipping a good fit for your business?

Whether you’re a hustling e-commerce entrepreneur that’s just starting out, or you’re a bustling business that’s consistently turning over six figures, you’re always looking for the next avenue in your e-commerce strategy.

6 minutes

Company news

Airwallex hires tech veteran and venture capitalist as new EMEA General Manager, joining global management bench

London-based tech veteran Jed Rose starts a new role as Airwallex’s General Manager for EMEA to lead the company’s UK and Europe team and drive significant growth across these regions.

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Customer stories

E-commerce

How Matter is revolutionising the traditional agency model

How Matter Design & Digital is modernising digital retail with an end-to-end solution and a value-based partnership model to win and retain clients.

5 minutes

E-commerce

Key performance indicators for emerging e-commerce businesses

Learn what KPIs actually are, why they’re important for your business, and see some examples of KPIs that e-commerce businesses should be aiming towards.

5 minutes

E-commerce

Business tips

Top stock control methods to master inventory management

For e-commerce businesses, your success relies on how efficiently you manage your incoming and outgoing stock. Learn how you can master your inventory management for maximum cash flow.

6 minutes

Customer stories

Clipchamp: how an attempted supercomputer became a global content creator

Clipchamp's online video editing platform has rapidly gained a global following, with 11 million users across the US, Brazil, India and others. Discover how Brisbane's leading technology company is taking their digital platform global beyond the Western markets.

4 minutes

Company news

Airwallex’s extended Series D fundraising brings total round to US$200M

Airwallex today announced that the company has closed its extended Series D fundraising with an additional US$40M from new and existing investors. Click here to read the full announcement.

4 minutes

Customer stories

Hawkeye Vintage: how a Melbourne pop-up shop became a global fashion mainstay

Hawkeye Vintage, a luxe fashion leader, had their full year of pop-up stores cancelled by the pandemic. Find out how the team fast-tracked their global reach by pivoting to Instagram live sales.

4 minutes

E-commerce

Guides

Break-even analysis: The #1 reason most eCommerce businesses fail to scale

A break-even analysis is a tool that business owners can use to determine at what point their business will break even, and start to become profitable. Download your free break-even analysis tool inside this article.

7 minutes

Company news

Airwallex debuts card payment acceptance in the UK and Europe to support surging ecommerce growth

Global fintech leader Airwallex has launched its card payment acceptance solution in the United Kingdom and Europe allowing merchants to accept card payments around the world seamlessly and securely.

3 minutes

Customer stories

The Sheet Society gears up for global growth

With a 4x increase in sales in 2020, find out how the team of dreamers are gearing up for a US and UK launch with Airwallex.

4 mins

Customer stories

Crockd, how an Aussie side hustle accelerated into a global brand

With a mission to create a world of limitless potential through fearless creativity, Airwallex has enabled Crockd to scale from zero to 7 figures within 6 months.

5 minutes

Company news

Airwallex launches major B2B rewards program in Australia

Airwallex Rewards will provide Australian SMBs exclusive access to A$20,000 worth of discounts and offers from world-leading business software platforms. Click here to read the official announcement.

3 minutes

Finance

Six easy strategies for protecting your online store from fraud

As more and more businesses pivot to online sales, the corresponding rise in online fraud is inevitable. Here are six easy strategies you can put in place that help protect your business and your clients against online fraud.

4 minutes

Finance

How to put your business expense management on autopilot

Here are some quick tips that you can incorporate into your workflow this week to help you automate and streamline the time-heavy processes you deal with in your daily expense management. 

4 minutes

E-commerce

How to find the right supplier or manufacturer in China

One of the most important steps when setting up your e-commerce business is finding the right supplier. And with the sheer size and volume of manufacturing plants in China, it makes sense that this would be one of your first avenues.

6 minutes

Business tips

Finance

Actionable tips to manage your accounts payable process in 2020

Improve the management of your accounts payable process with these actionable tips that you can implement now and over the course of the year.

6 minutes

Finance

Business tips

What’s the difference between a virtual credit card and a virtual debit card?

Virtual credit and debit cards are quickly becoming the preferred option for modern businesses all across Australia. Let’s take a look at what each of these products actually are, the difference between these two types of cards, and how each one can benefit your business.

5 minutes

Company news

Growing Airwallex's leadership team to continue expansion in the UK & Europe

Airwallex is pleased to announce the hiring of its new SVP Sales of Europe, Nigel Thacker, to drive the company's expansion in Europe and the UK. 

5 minutes

Finance

Business tips

How to choose the right virtual debit card for your business

Virtual debit cards are changing how businesses do banking, so it’s important to find the one that’s best suited to your business’ needs. Here’s what you should look for, and how to choose the right virtual debit card for your business.

5 minutes

Finance

Business tips

How to open a US Stripe account from Australia

Normally, Australian Stripe accounts will only allow you to withdraw funds in AUD, regardless of what currency the account collects in. Follow these steps to open a US Stripe account from Australia and withdraw in USD.

6 minutes

Business tips

The ultimate guide to managing your business’s software stack

Keeping track of all your software subscriptions can prove to be a mountainous task, particularly when coordinating across multiple teams, processes and cards. We’ve pooled our best tips for managing an ever-growing list of software subscriptions. 

6 minutes

Business tips

5 tips for effectively managing distributed teams you probably haven’t thought about

As more and more businesses are harnessing the advantage of distributed teams, it seems like the right time to take a step back and evaluate your progress. Here are our top tips for managing your distributed teams more effectively that you may not have thought about.

6 minutes

E-commerce

How to sell your products on Amazon in Australia

If you’re looking at expanding your business’ sales reach, here’s how to get set up and start selling on Amazon Australia.

6 minutes

Finance

Business tips

How to open a business bank account in Australia

Setting up your business is the start of an exciting journey. And one of the first major things you’ll need to do is open a bank account. Here’s what you need to know to successfully open a business bank account in Australia.

7 minutes

Business tips

What is a business continuity plan and why is it important?

Business continuity is your business’ ability to continue functioning as ‘normally’ as possible during and after a crisis. Essentially, it’s your ability to plan for and effectively manage disruption to business as usual.

5 minutes

Business tips

How to get an EIN from outside the United States

Before you can sell anything within the US, you’ll need to know about your EIN. Follow our simple guide on how to create one from outside the US.

5 minutes

Business tips

When is the best time to use a virtual payment card?

As the world has shifted online, so have payment methods. One of the most innovative developments in recent years has been the rise of virtual payment cards. In this article, we look at how this exciting tech works, and what it means for your business.

4 minutes

Finance

Business tips

Supercharging Your PayPal Business Account: how to minimise your FX cost

By connecting an Airwallex Global Account to your PayPal account, you can avoid certain charges and bring your total fee down by over 50%, in-turn supercharging your PayPal business account into a profit-generating machine.

3 minutes

E-commerce

The ultimate Guide to ePacket shipping to Australia

In this article, we explore what ePacket shipping is, how it works, and its benefits for e-commerce businesses like yours.

6 minutes

Finance

How to create a retained earnings statement

In this article, we discuss retained earnings, why they matter, and how to prepare a statement of retained earnings using a retained earning formula.

5 minutes

Finance

CHAPS vs. BACS payments: What’s the difference?

When making high-volume or high-value transfers through your bank, there are two main payment networks you’ll be using: CHAPS vs BACS. So let’s look at the difference between BACS and CHAPS, and what this means for your business.

5 minutes

Company news

Airwallex helps merchants expand into Asian marketplace with new WeChat Pay solution

Airwallex’s new offering provides merchants access to over 800 million Chinese consumers on WeChat Pay, one of the world’s largest and most active communities of shoppers.

4 minutes

Business tips

What are liquid assets and why are they important?

As a business, your money is typically held in your assets. So, to determine your business’ liquidity there are two types of assets to look at, liquid vs non-liquid assets. Liquidity is your business’ ability to convert your assets into cash.

5 minutes

Business tips

Constant product innovation is critical to finding market fit

Attaining product-market fit is one thing, sustaining it is a completely different matter. Product-market fit is not a milestone to reach or a goal to tick off; rather, it is a continuous cycle of growth.

5 minutes

Business tips

Understanding the interbank exchange rate

Understanding what the interbank exchange rate is, and how this impacts your FX rate, ensures you’re prepared when it comes to foreign currency exchange.

5 minutes

Business tips

What do I need to open a business bank account in the UK?

When opening a business bank account in the UK, the process itself is reasonably straightforward, and there are a number of key documents and pieces of information you need to provide. Follow our guide to getting started.

5 minutes

Finance

How do I get the best foreign exchange rate?

For businesses, getting a good foreign exchange rate can make a huge difference in your bottom line. Here’s how we recommend you go about getting the best FX rate.

4 minutes

Business tips

How to shift your products online in 8 easy steps

Shifting your products online not only provides an extra avenue to make sales but also helps your business maintain flexibility during crises. And it doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s how to shift your products online in 8 easy steps.

5 minutes

Business tips

What to look for in an international money transfer provider

We’ve created a quick guide to help you when searching for a new money transfer provider. This should help you review and compare the different international money transfer providers available on the market, and get you thinking about which is best suited to your needs.

5 minutes

Business tips

How to invoice EU customers as a UK Business

We compiled this step-by-step guide that enables you to easily and successfully invoice your EU customers as a UK business.

4 minutes

Finance

Funding options available to businesses now

Starting and growing a business is a challenge in any economy, but in a global lockdown, ensuring cash flow is even harder than usual. Money, as always, does make the world go around, especially for businesses looking to scale.

5 minutes

Business tips

How a document-first approach can eliminate the flood of virtual meetings

To overcome the challenge of ‘too many virtual meetings’, we need to carefully consider how we can continue with a goal of inclusion and at the same time be mindful of everyone's workload. Here's how a document-first approach can eliminate the flood of virtual meetings

5 minutes

Business tips

Unprecedented Government Stimulus for Australian Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Our friends at Melbourne-based entrepreneurial advisory firm BlueRock have pulled together this guide to the COVID-19 stimulus package. It takes you through the main areas of government support and what you can do to get some much-needed relief for your business.

5 minutes

Company news

Airwallex bolsters leadership team with global brand veteran

Global fintech leader Airwallex today announced that Susan Ho has joined its team as SVP Brand, Communications and Partnerships to drive the group’s efforts to build a world-class brand and reputation..

4 minutes

Business tips

Three ways to improve how your business manages importing and exporting remotely

With the onset of COVID-19, remote work has been thrust into the limelight this year with many companies asking their employees to work from home due to social distancing measures...

4 Minutes

Business tips

Finance

How to avoid paying foreign transaction fees

For any business, setting a budget is crucial to account for the money coming in but also the expenses to be paid out. Regular expenses can include anything from operational purchases, capital purchases, bills, and staff wages, but not all expenses can be predicted ahead of time.

4 minutes

Company news

Airwallex’s Series D round — what it means for our partners

An exciting day for the Airwallex team - we’ve just announced our US$160M series D fundraising round, our largest to date and with participation from exciting new investors ANZi Ventures and Salesforce Ventures.

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Company news

Airwallex Closes US$160M in Record Fundraising Round

Global fintech leader Airwallex today announced that it has closed its Series D fundraising round at US$160M, marking its biggest raise to date. The round includes majority participation from a group of new top-tier global strategic investors..

4 minutes

Business tips

How to adapt your business during this time of crisis

By now, all of us have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in one way or another. It has brought a global economic shutdown, and with it, a great number of businesses, especially small businesses, are struggling.

5 minutes

Business tips

Finance

What you need to know about importing goods into Australia

This guide is designed to make you aware of the risks, regulations, challenges, and costs involved with importing into Australia, and how you can successfully navigate these and begin expanding your onshore business offering...

7 Minutes

Business tips

6 pieces of advice for building a healthy business culture

When you think of a successful business, what do you picture? More than just profits and global reach, a successful business can be defined by its culture—good or bad. But building a healthy business culture doesn’t just happen. It has to be nurtured...

7 minutes

Business tips

The Remote Work Revolution In Australia: Can your business reap the benefits?

The way we do business is evolving. We’re no longer tied to rigid rules of defined offices, permanent desks, or the 9-to-5, 5-day workweek. The technological transformation for businesses has brought about one key change in office culture: remote working jobs...

6 minutes

Business tips

How to improve cashflow management for your business

A well-planned cashflow can make the difference between a business that just survives, and a business that thrives...

5 minutes

Finance

What is the SWIFT Payment Network?

These days it feels like money can be sent internationally in the blink of an eye. However, the majority of these international transfers are carried out between banks, via the SWIFT network...

6 minutes

Finance

Business tips

Managing foreign exchange risk in times of high volatility

Any currency can experience periods of high volatility. The current COVID-19 situation is introducing levels of volatility in foreign currency markets not seen since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis...

7 minutes

Business tips

The ultimate guide to paying overseas suppliers

In today’s hyperconnected world, it’s easy to find, secure, and do business with international merchants and suppliers. Business is practically instant, and Google Translate can facilitate your communication...

6 minutes

E-commerce

How to sell on Amazon US from Australia

Amazon is growing exponentially, and there are still physical limitations around selling from country to country. As an Australian business, you might be wondering how to sell on Amazon US from Australia...

7 minutes

Business tips

Lessons Learnt: How Airwallex China worked through COVID-19

These are strange times we live in. The global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new reality for all of us, with businesses reeling most from the impact and introducing significant changes...

6 minutes

Business tips

The benefits of virtual payment cards

Virtual payment cards are gaining more traction these days, and they have some rather positive implications for how you do business.

5 minutes

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