Growing a business in international markets can be difficult. We want to treat all of our customers with the same care regardless of their location. However, there are inherent hurdles involved with shipping internationally that can cause massive headaches that aren’t present with domestic shipping. From custom fees to longer transit times, to shipping delays caused by COVID-19, international shipping can be difficult to navigate. However, once you know what to expect, you can create a more streamlined and efficient shipping process for your business.Continue Reading >
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.Continue Reading >
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.Continue Reading >
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.Continue Reading >
With 14 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!Continue Reading >