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% […]


April 11th, 2014

How to Be an International Customer Advocate

There are 2 types of customers in the world: Elated and Irked An Elated Customer is the one you that will rarely contact you. This is not a bad thing. This simply means that the customer is happy with the order that has been placed and doesn’t need any assistance. There are […]


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 […]

Closed Source

April 3rd, 2014

Closed Source e-Commerce Platform

When choosing an e-Commerce shopping cart platform, you will need to decide whether you will utilize an open source platform or a hosted (closed source) solution. There are several factors that come into play when considering either one. This article aims to point out some of the key considerations of […]

Open Source

April 1st, 2014

Open Source Shopping Cart Platforms

There are two distinct categories of eCommerce shopping cart platforms available in the marketplace today: open source and hosted (closed source). In this post, we will point out the pros and cons of utilizing an open source shopping cart platform for your eCommerce website. Open Source Shopping Carts: Customizable, Controllable […]


March 31st, 2014

Moving to Era 3 Technology with Global eCommerce

Just 20 years ago, in 1994, the department store came to the Internet, thanks to J.C. Penney. eCommerce was getting its start. A few years later in 1997 Dell became the first company to break $1M in internet sales in a year. However, this new world was really not a […]


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 […]

2013 IRCE

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 […]