International Buying Experience

The two key items international shoppers are looking for   Any consumer behavior study will tell you that the majority of international shoppers on US eCommerce sites are buying for one of 2 reasons: Available products and services Convenience Available products and services International consumers turn to online shops when […]

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Removing Checkout Barriers – A checklist to higher conversion rates

Removing Checkout Barriers – A checklist to higher conversion rates Often online business owners come to us for international marketing advice. We tailor our solutions to their industry, what countries they are targeting, and their marketing budget, among other things. But today I want to share one piece of advice […]


Avoid Duty Tax and Tariffs

Why the majority of your shipments don’t need duty tax What percentage of your orders go to Australia or Europe? What is the average value of your order? What type of product do you sell? With an average value of $125 USD, an online order can expect no duty tax […]

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What is a Duty Drawback?

What is Duty Drawback? Do you import manufactured goods or raw materials into the US? Then you pay import duties on those goods and materials. Do you export some of those goods overseas? You can get those duties refunded! Although many eCommerce merchants sell their imported goods to customers in the US, […]


Export charges – Fees you may, or worse, may not know about

What are Export Charges? Export charges are actually the fees that you pay in addition to the shipping cost, to export a package internationally.  What is considered an export charge from the US is actually an import charge to the country that receives the package. An Export charge can show […]


Free International Shipping is Possible

The Dreaded Shipping Charge You know online stores offer free shipping, but did you know that it’s quickly becoming the standard? Nearly half of successful internet retailers offer free domestic shipping. A recent survey asked consumers what hurdles were keeping them from buying. 38% of all users stated their main […]


What is Dimensional Weight?

What is Dimensional Weight? Dimensional Weight (Dim Weight) reflects package density based on the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight.  All international packages are weighed using a formula to calculate the Dim Weight. Dim Weight is calculated by measuring the longest point of each […]


What Amazon Payments Means for Your Shop

What Amazon Payments Means for Your Shop Monday morning at the Money 2020 event in Copenhagen, Amazon announced a plan to open its payment processing to third party websites. Called the Amazon Payments Global Partner Program, it will let non-Amazon shops like Shopify and WooCommerce integrate with an Amazon branded […]


Canadian Provincial Taxes 2015

Canadian Taxes On The Rise The Canadian market is one of the best international markets for merchants shipping out of the US. They are a great US neighbor, with a very similar culture and in most places, language. If you are just branching out into International eCommerce, then you need […]


European Union Duty & VAT Calculator

European Union Duty & VAT Calculator Your browser does not support iFrames. Please load this page in a different browser.    Please Note: Calculated amounts are estimates. They are based on 2011 annual average currency conversion rates. Opening your doors to international buyers within the EU can be an avenue […]