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International Expansion: How To Capitalise On The Global eCommerce Opportunity

Aimee Goodsall | December 17, 2018 | Comments

With global eCommerce sales currently totalling $2.3 trillion and eCommerce growth projections predicting that this will reach a staggering $4.87 trillion by 2021, if you’re not already selling internationally then now really is the time to start planning for it.

After all, with the value of eCommerce continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate worldwide, so does the opportunities it offers in terms of reach, sales and business growth.

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Topics: International Selling, Cross Border Trade, Linn Academy, eCommerce

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

eCommerce In Canada: The Top Canadian Marketplaces To Sell On

Linnworks | May 22, 2018 | Comments

Canada is an incredibly vast landscape, with a population of 36.29 million, concentrated mostly in four provinces – Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta. In fact, 86% of Canadians live in one of these four provinces, with 12.7 million Ontarian’s accounting for almost 40% of Canadians.

So, why is this important?

Well, because of its size and the way in which the population is distributed, Canada requires a unique approach to eCommerce.

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Topics: Cross Border Trade, International Selling, eCommerce, Online Marketplaces

Amazon Worldwide: A Complete List Of International Amazon Sites

Aimee Goodsall | March 1, 2018 | Comments

With 12 global sites spanning some of the largest eCommerce markets in the world, Amazon is a great platform to sell through if you’re looking to reach an international audience and grow your business worldwide.

But how many countries are Amazon present in? And what do you need to know about selling on each of these international Amazon sites?

To answer this, we have listed each of Amazon’s global marketplaces below, along with key information and country requirements for each!

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Topics: Amazon, International Selling, Selling on Amazon, eCommerce, Cross Border Trade

eBay Worldwide: A Complete List of International eBay Sites

Aimee Goodsall | December 7, 2017 | Comments

With 23 international sites and a wider presence in over 100 countries worldwide, eBay is a fantastic marketplace to sell on, particularly if you’re looking to expand your business overseas.

In fact, with a universal user ID you are able to easily sell to customers across the globe, either by enabling international postage on your domestic listings, or by listing directly on eBay’s worldwide sites.

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Topics: eBay, International Selling, eCommerce, eCommerce Best Practices, Cross Border Trade