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eCommerce Business - Distance Selling Regulations

Accordance | December 10, 2013 | Comments

This is a guest post from Accordance, an international VAT and compliance company.

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Topics: Expert Articles, eCommerce News, Cross Border Trade, Linnworks Partners

eBay’s US Global Shipping Program

Sam Goodman | November 28, 2013 | Comments

Coming back to Cross Border Trading, we wanted to open your eyes to eBay’s Global Shipping Program – eBay.com sellers that opt into the program benefit from having their items show up on eBay’s international search results, with the costs of international shipping and import charges pre-calculated automatically and added to the final price at the checkout.

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Topics: Marketplaces & Websites, eBay, Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce News, Cross Border Trade

World First - Foreign Exchange

MarkC | November 11, 2013 | Comments

 

Our partners at World First are able to assist online sellers working across multiple markets and currencies to achieve greater control over their funds and better exchange rates between those currencies. World First do this by setting up bank accounts in the native currencies of your Amazon accounts. This then allows you to repatriate your revenues back to your home bank account at your own convenience, at better exchange rates.

As the market increasingly demands cross-border trading, it makes sense to consider the margins you make or sacrifice moving your money between currencies, allowing you to optimize your prices to achieve higher sales.

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s some information from them:

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Topics: eCommerce News, Cross Border Trade, Linnworks Partners

A Guide To Buying From Alibaba (Safely)

Nat Libby | October 4, 2013 | Comments

For first-time buyers, buying from Alibaba can seem a bit intimidating.

You’ve probably heard stories of online sellers being scammed on the marketplace and left out of pocket. You may even be worrying that it’ll happen to you. Is Alibaba safe?

Here’s the truth:

Alibaba is a perfectly safe online platform to find products to sell online, providing that you know which suppliers and manufacturers to trust, and which you should avoid.

So, how do you know what to watch out for?

In this guide, we take a look at Alibaba, discuss how the Chinese B2B marketplace operates and share ten tips to help you have a safe, secure and profitable experience on the platform.

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Topics: Cross Border Trade, Online Marketplaces

Meridian Global Services - Overseas VAT

MarkC | September 17, 2013 | Comments

Selling abroad? Or thinking of taking the first steps?

As an online seller, the opportunity for you to sell beyond your domestic market is vast.

To make the most of cross border opportunities, there can be a lot to think about. However, with the right preparation it doesn’t have to be complex.

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Topics: Linnworks News, eCommerce News, Cross Border Trade, Linnworks Partners