Cross Border Tax Compliance Made Easy with Avalara

Avalara Crossborder Taxes

Avalara, Inc. a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced enhanced capabilities for Avalara’s cross-border solution, an integrated offering that helps businesses sell internationally by managing the complexity of customs duty and import tax compliance. The new offering builds on Avalara’s range of technological solutions available to improve […]

VISA Study Shows Online Merchants Expect Growth Through Global Sales


Online businesses see a world of opportunity for cross-border sales and executives are ready to take action. According to The Visa Global Merchant eCommerce Study (Visa GME Study), eCommerce leaders globally view international expansion and finding new cross-border customers as critical to driving growth, particularly heading into the prime holiday shopping period. A vast majority […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer Shows Global Trade Continues at Moderate Pace

DHL Global Trade Barometer

The DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) indicates a further contraction in world trade for the next three months. The overall trade outlook is reduced by -2 points, to a new index value of 45. That means that global trade continues to lose momentum, albeit mildly. Against the previous updates, the downward tendency is largely moderate […]

Chinese Shoppers to Snub American Brands on Singles Day

Singles Day 11.11

It looks like Singles Day is going to be a gloomy, fruitless day for American brands as 78% of Chinese consumers plan to snub them and opt for local brands, according to a report by consulting firm AlixPartners. The report was based on a survey of 2,000+ Chinese adult shoppers that was conducted last month […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer Predicts Sluggish Trade Momentum

DHL Ocean Freight Container

UK shows improved outlook despite unresolved Brexit Germany and India maintain a positive growth outlook US and China reveal sharply lower trade volumes DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTD) For the first time since its launch in January 2018, the DHL Global Trade Barometer shows a slight contraction of worldwide trade for the next three months. […]

DHL Report: Despite Challenges Globalization Hits New Record Highs

DHL released its fifth edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) – a detailed analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of trade, capital, information and people. The new GCI report represents the first comprehensive assessment of developments in globalization across 169 countries and territories since the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom and […]

Report Says 34% of UK Shoppers Regularly Buy From Abroad

UK Shoppers are increasingly turning to overseas retailers for their fashion fix according to research by delivery management company Whistl. Over a third (34%) of savvy shoppers are regularly shunning UK retailers and purchase from abroad with 15% making an online purchase from an overseas retailer at least once a week. The driving force behind […]

Trump Administration Latest China Tariffs Could Impact Small Business Online Sellers

The Trump administration announced a new list of tariffs on Chinese products on Monday that may impact up to $200 billion in goods. In a statement, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, an executive office of the President of the United States, said” “As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s […]

Impact of U.S. Sales Tax Decision on International Sellers

Note: Please read disclaimer section at bottom of this article! Last week the Supreme Court of The United States issues an opinion on a case involving when online sellers must collect sales tax. In quick review. Sales Tax in the U.S. is managed by states, not on the federal level. So each state can set […]