August 19th, 2016

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 […]


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 […]


March 17th, 2016

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 […]


March 13th, 2016

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 […]


January 23rd, 2016

Competitive Advantage in an International Marketplace

  Improve Processes and Reduce Costs Want to improve something? Stuck in a rut? Can’t get the results you want? For U.S. companies trying to capture their share of international marketplace revenue, it may be time to review the way you are doing business and see what changes you can […]


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 […]