July 5th, 2016

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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June 27th, 2016

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, […]


May 6th, 2016

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 […]


May 3rd, 2016

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 […]


April 19th, 2016

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 […]


October 8th, 2015

FedEx International Fees: Ancillary, Advancement and Brokerage

What are International Ancillary Fees? FedEx as well as other carriers offer standard customs clearance on express air shipments and do not charge brokerage fees. However, they will still charge different fees by country for other services associated with customs clearance.


September 13th, 2015

UPS, FedEx and DHL International Shipping Weight Calculator

UPS, FedEx and DHL International Shipping Weight Calculator Some of the pains that eCommerce businesses may experience with international shipments are:


September 8th, 2015

UPS Canada Brokerage, Customs Fees and Charges

UPS Canada Brokerage, Customs Fees and Charges The iGlobal UPS Canada Brokerage Fee Calculator is not intended to give you a total landed cost for your order. iGlobal Stores is not liable for any changes with UPS in their calculation for fees. It does not calculate other UPS charges such […]

Restricted International Products

April 18th, 2014

International Trade Restrictions by Country

When shipping internationally one of the most important things you need to know before you ship is whether the products you are shipping are restricted in the country you are shipping to. We can help you learn the international trade restrictions, so you can save yourself time and money. Every country’s […]


April 16th, 2014

Infographic: European VAT Rates – Value Added Taxes for Europe

Ready to learn more about European VAT Rates? Learn what VAT is and why the European Union uses it. Country Standard VAT Rate Albania 20% Andorra 4.5% Austria 20% Belgium 21% Belorussia 20% Bosnia & Her. 17% Bulgaria 20% Croatia 25% Cyprus 19% Czech Republic 21% Denmark 25% Estonia 20% […]