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 […]

U.S. Postal Service Status on International Mail Shipments (7/14/2020)

U.S. Postal Service blue mail box

With the coronavirus COVID-19 emergency continuing to spread around the globe, mail and small parcel operations are impacted worldwide. Between a shortage of commercial passenger airlines to carry the mail and local authorities and transit/destination postal services shutting down or restricting services, sending international packages with the U.S. Postal Service is resulting in longer transit […]

Shopify Merchants Can Now Accept Local Currency Payments in 19 Emerging Markets Through dLocal

dLocal - Shopify Payment Integration

Cross-border payments solution for emerging markets, dLocal has partnered with Shopify to enable its SMB merchants to offer local payment methods in more than 19 currencies. The partnership allows international ecommerce merchants the ability to accept local payment methods in emerging markets through dLocal’s payment processing network. dLocal’s integration with Shopify enables merchants to bypass […]

eBay Launches New International Shipping Option for U.S. Sellers

eBay International Shipping Service

eBay announced a new shipping program that is rolling to U.S. sellers this month called eBay International Standard Delivery. This new program supports shipments to over 210 countries, offers better tracking visibility and includes late delivery protections for standards, service metrics, and feedback. Sellers who ship to international buyers directly (not using eBay’s Global Shipping […]

BigCommerce Merchants Now Can Sell in Over 100 Currencies with No Fees

BigCommerce Global Trade

BigCommerce today introduced a comprehensive suite of multi-currency features to streamline merchants’ cross-border operations and provide international customers with localized shopping experiences tailored to their native language and currency. Available now across all plan types at no additional cost, BigCommerce’s multi-currency solution empowers its merchants to natively present, transact and settle purchases in more than […]

VISA Study Shows Online Merchants Expect Growth Through Global Sales

VISA GME Study

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 […]

Whistl and One World Express Form Partnership to Help UK Ecommerce Businesses

Whistl and One World

Whistl and One World Express have joined forces to offer ecommerce importers into the UK a tracked postal service, Insight, from 220 countries worldwide. Under the agreement, ecommerce importers will be able to print one label for an individual item in the country of origin and track it through the various transit stages, including customs […]

What American Merchants Should Know When Selling to European Marketplaces

Webinterpret Selling Europe

With the holiday season around the corner, American marketplace merchants are gearing up for another merry ecommerce season. According to the ‘2019 Deloitte holiday retail survey,’ on average each US household is planning to spend nearly $1,500 this holiday season. More than three-quarters of shoppers admit they are likely to spend the same amount or […]

Etsy Buyers Pay Tax on Orders Shipped Into New Zealand

Many countries tax the value of the goods shoppers buy from other countries, and New Zealand is no exception. The country’s new tax rule, which took effect on December 1st, requires Etsy to collect goods and services tax (GST) on orders shipped to buyers in New Zealand from sellers overseas. Buyers will pay tax at […]

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 […]