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European VAT: The Expert Guide For Cross-Border Sellers

SimplyVAT | November 14, 2018 | Comments

While there’s no denying that international selling offers huge opportunities for online retailers, it also brings new responsibilities with regards to understanding and complying with VAT liabilities, charges and thresholds in each European country.

In fact, with value-added tax (VAT) on goods and services varying widely across the EU, it often acts as a barrier for eCommerce sellers wanting to expand into Europe.

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Topics: VAT, Cross Border Trade, International Selling

Seller Fulfilled Prime: Everything You Need To Know About Amazon MFN Prime

Aimee Goodsall | November 1, 2018 | Comments

There’s no denying that Amazon Prime has transformed the face of eCommerce in recent years, having set the bar for the ever-increasing consumer expectations surrounding delivery and price.

In fact, it is largely because of this that the marketplace now has over 100 million Prime subscribers worldwide, all looking for the best products, often at the lowest prices and from the most reliable of sellers.

But how exactly can you become one of these sellers? And more specifically, how do you go about making your products eligible for Prime?

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Topics: Amazon, Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce Best Practices, Selling on Amazon

Product Photography 101: How To Produce The Best eCommerce Product Pictures

Linnworks | October 30, 2018 | Comments

When it comes to making more sales online, you might feel like you’ve exhausted every eCommerce growth technique in the book, not to mention written the most compelling product descriptions possible – only to see your sales struggle to get off the ground.

It’s disheartening, right?

Fortunately, there might still be one change you can make to increase conversions – the use of professional eCommerce product photos.

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Topics: eCommerce Website, SEO

The Impact of eCommerce Delivery on Conversion Rate: Trends & Recommendations

InPost | October 26, 2018 | Comments

Online shopping in the UK is booming, with consumer expectations and behaviours playing a pivotal role in the shape and pace of eCommerce.

Yet, despite many innovations and enhancements in the customer experience, such as 'try before you buy', the use of virtual reality and AI-powered personalisation, conversion still reigns as one of the greatest challenges for e-retailers, with basket abandonment rates still averaging at 76% and a staggering £18bn lost on potential sales in the last year.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment

eBay's Global Shipping Programme UK (GSP): Is It Worth It?

Emily Usher | October 18, 2018 | Comments

If you sell on eBay, chances are you’ve heard of eBay's Global Shipping Programme.

Whether you’re new to international selling or are looking for ways to make the overall cross-border selling process work better for your business, eBay's GSP is certainly a route worth exploring.

But do the benefits outweigh the negatives? How much does it cost? And how easy is it to get started?

This article aims to give you both sides of the story, so you can decide for yourself if eBay’s GSP will either help you reach millions more buyers around the world, or if it’s in fact better left untouched.

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Topics: eBay, Shipping & Fulfilment, International Selling