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Brexit Update: What Cross-Border E-commerce Merchants Need to Know for 2021

2021-02-16T16:36:08-03:00December 15th, 2020|Compliance, Customs, Duties and Taxes|

Cross-border brands and retailers have been operating on a “wait and see” basis for the last three years regarding Brexit. Until now, it was unclear exactly how the United Kingdom’s (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) departure from the EU was going to roll out. Retailers have been watching developments over the last year with great interest because the United Kingdom [...]

What Cross-Border E-commerce Brands Should Know About Canada’s Consumer Protection Act

2021-02-16T19:21:48-03:00June 10th, 2020|Compliance, Duties and Taxes|

Before jumping into the Canadian market, global brands and retailers should do their research on the rules and regulations in this market. Complying with the Consumer Protection Act requires cross-border e-commerce brands to be clear and transparent with Canadian shoppers about applicable taxes and duties at the time of purchase. Canada is a strong market for cross-border e-commerce merchants to enter. [...]

Transparent Taxes and Duties for Cross Border E-Commerce: Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

2021-02-16T18:54:46-03:00November 29th, 2019|Best Practices, Duties and Taxes, Shipping|

To succeed at international e-commerce, online merchants need to position themselves as global brands with a localized presence. That means demonstrating that you’re in tune with each country’s relevant taxes and duties on the products you sell. Accomplishing this requires your website to calculate accurate duties and taxes for purchases in each market. This also means adjusting how these fees are [...]

Make Sure “Buy Now” Really Means “Now” for Cross-Border Shoppers

2021-02-16T16:28:01-03:00October 28th, 2019|Duties and Taxes, User Experience|

Meeting the duties and taxes requirements of each country can be one of the most confusing and frustrating parts of an international e-commerce expansion. But both are inevitable factors that are part of any successful cross-border growth strategy.  For every international transaction, brands’ localized websites must support the calculation of any applicable taxes and duties. And these calculations need to be [...]

Streamline International Taxes and Duties for Your Cross-Border Business

2021-02-16T18:42:35-03:00August 28th, 2019|Best Practices, Duties and Taxes|

Starting an online clothing line can be a rewarding experience for a creative entrepreneur with the vision and tenacity to see it through. And with the continuing growth of cross-border e-commerce, emerging direct-to-consumer brands and retailers now have opportunities that weren’t possible before. But growing a fashion brand takes much more than creativity. There are numerous operational requirements and details that [...]

Avoid a runway fail: How to ensure smooth sailing through customs

2019-08-20T13:25:27-03:00May 22nd, 2019|Best Practices, Customs, Duties and Taxes|

Paperwork is not something you expect to deal with when getting into a digitally-driven industry. But there’s no escaping it, especially for cross border e-commerce retailers. Lack of completed paperwork or inaccurate documents can tie up international goods at the border, leading to customer frustration and disappointment. For your international customers to receive goods in a timely fashion, an accurate and [...]