April 11th, 2014

Friendly Fraud – Its Flaws and How to Beat It

Friendly Fraud is not as kind and pleasant as it sounds – especially when it is impacting your business. This type of fraud begins with a legitimate transaction, followed by a chargeback claiming that the cardholder did not authorize the purchase. The transaction is immediately refunded and the merchant is left frustrated, scraping […]


March 20th, 2014

Commercial Invoices for International Shipments (Video)

Commercial Invoices are forms used for all shipments containing non-documents. It is the primary document used for importation control, valuation, and duty determination. This document identifies the products being shipped. Learn how Commercial Invoices work on international shipments in this short and informative video. For more information, check out our […]

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August 28th, 2013

Forbes Magazine References iGlobal Stores

iGlobal article endorsed by author on Forbes! In a recent article at entitled How To Build An Export Friendly E-Commerce Site, author Natalie Burg explained three steps to help ready your site for global eCommerce. Burg explains that having a clear shipping policy is essential to let visitors know […]

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June 10th, 2013

2013 IRCE (Internet Retailer) Show Review

iGlobal Stores fly’s to the Windy City for IRCE Last week, four members of our team had the chance to travel to Chicago where we had a booth at the 2013 Internet Retailer Conference and Expo (IRCE). This was our third year at the show and it was a great success […]


October 25th, 2012

Country regulations for international shipments

Got a unique product? Do your homework on country specific restrictions before you ship. There may be permits that need to be acquired in order to pass customs. For example: Did you know that any wood products going into Australia need to be fumigated? A Fumigation Certificate issued by a […]


October 16th, 2012

International Clearance and Brokerage Fees for UPS

UPS Additional Charges In a recent blog post I discussed the FedEx International Ancillary Fees and charges. UPS is also commonly known to apply additional international charges and fees to their shipments. In summary here is what any company that ships and sells globally should know about UPS’ most common […]


October 11th, 2012

Declaring Goods as Gifts

Declaring Goods as Gifts As the holiday season approaches, declaring goods received as gifts is a common question. Since approximately 95% of the world’s consumers live outside of the United Sates, many items will be sent around the world to friends, relatives and loved ones. Many countries and economies allow gifts to […]


October 10th, 2012

How to become a Canadian Non-Resident Importer (NRI)

How to become a Canadian Non-Resident Importer (NRI) In my last blog post I talked about the advantages of becoming a Non-Resident Importer (NRI).  I would now like to talk about a few responsibilities that NRI’s have and important steps on how to get setup as one. I would recommend […]


October 8th, 2012

What is a Free Trade Agreement?

What is a Free Trade Agreement? When governments negotiate a trade agreement with the goal to not hinder imports or exports by implementing tariffs for the imports or some sort of subsidies for the exports, it is called a Free Trade Agreement. In a Free Trade Agreement the numbers or […]


September 27th, 2012

CPF required for shipments to Brazil or else

CPF required for shipments to Brazil or else When sending a package to Brazil you need to consider making it more convenient for the customer. The consumers in Brazil each have an individual CPF number. A CPF (Cadastro de Pessoas Fisicas) is like a Social Security number in the USA, and every […]