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How to globalize your Shopify Plus website

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Are you looking to increase your global potential? If so, you need to optimize your site for international shoppers and create a better cross-border shopping experience. Your Shopify site is built to efficiently manage the buying experience for domestic consumers, but many merchants overlook the experience from the eyes of a foreign shopper. Here are a few tips to help globalize your Shopify Plus...

UPS, FedEx, and DHL Canada brokerage fees

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UPS, DHL, and FedEx brokerage fees decodedde·code (dēˈkōd): to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language.Canadian brokerage or entry fees with UPS, FedEx, or DHL can be expensive and confusing.If you are not familiar with UPS, FedEx, and DHL clearance fees in Canada, your Canadian customers will literally pay the price.Air and ground shipments have different fees.This is possibly the...

What is de minimis value?

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You are looking to expand your eCommerce business internationally when you come across the term – de minimis. What does this mean, and why should you care? When we’re talking about international eCommerce, de minimis refers to a country-specific threshold that tells you when duties and taxes are applied. Country-specific de minimis threshold examples: Definition De minimis...

What GDPR means for ecommerce

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Why should you care about GDPR? Everywhere you look in eCommerce, you will see someone discussing EU GDPR or the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. There is a variety of information, from technical articles to speculation on social media. We all want to know how it will affect us. What changes, if any, will I need to make? What does it really mean? In this article, we will take a...

The 3 C’s of cross-border success

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Cross-border eCommerce presents massive opportunity Cross-border eCommerce continues to grow at a rapid pace and presents a massive opportunity for merchants looking to grow their sales. In 2016, worldwide eCommerce sales totaled $1.86 trillion, and that figure is expected to boom to $4.48 trillion by 2021*. Billions of global consumers are turning to the convenience of eCommerce, and that trend...

FedEx international ancillary fees

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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. Examples of FedEx ancillary fees include additional line items, storage, freight clearance, returned goods, other government agency processing, temporary import...

UPS, FedEx and DHL international shipping weight calculator

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Below are some of the pains that eCommerce businesses may experience with international shipments. Dimensional weight miscalculations This will put your business in the awkward position of needing to contact every customer that places an order to collect extra money for shipping. Losing money Getting billed more than expected by shipping carriers may result in you not hitting your target margins...

APO and FPO shipping

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Most eCommerce businesses get orders or inquiries from customers with an APO or FPO shipping address. Now, like most eCommerce businesses, you likely want to fulfill every order possible. But what is an APO or FPO address, and how do I ship my goods there? What is an APO or FPO? APO and FPO are abbreviations used by the US Military Postal Service to deliver mail and packages to military personnel...

Free trade exists in ecommerce, just not for the United States

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I truly believe the vision of free trade is good for business, good for economies, good for the world, and good for America. Too bad that, at the moment, it’s not fair or free and has never been. Today, agreements such as NAFTA, CAFTA or TPP still leave specific countries, states, or provinces on the wrong end of a deal, and it is usually the United States holding the bag. In the next five years...

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