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International shipping policies: Everything you need to know

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - If you have a business that sells and ships goods to foreign countries, it is important to be transparent with your international shoppers so that they know what to expect when purchasing goods from you. Transparency is key to a positive cross-border shopping experience, and one of the best ways to provide it for your shoppers is by displaying your international...

Guide to expanding your ecommerce business internationally

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Navigating cross-border ecommerce: Global compliance and customer experience Ecommerce sales volume is rapidly growing more and more each year. It’s no longer just a means for people to shop for products they can’t find in their area; rather, it is many people’s preferred method of shopping. Hence, it is no surprise that ecommerce is a competitive industry, and...

Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet: Shipping into the EU

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Shipping into the EU after Brexit Welcome to the fourth [and final] part of our Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet blog series! In this blog post, we will be tackling all you need to know about shipping to the European Union from outside of the EU including the United Kingdom, now that the UK has departed from the EU. Check out parts 1, 2, and 3 of the series:...

Post-Brexit cheat sheet: Shipping between the EU and the UK

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Shipping between the EU and the UK after Brexit Welcome to part 3 of our Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet blog series! In this blog post, we will be tackling all you need to know about shipping between the European Union and the United Kingdom now that the UK has departed from the EU. Check out parts 1 and 2 of the series: Part 1: Post-Brexit shipping cheat...

Post-Brexit cheat sheet: Shipping into the UK

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Shipping into the UK after Brexit Welcome to part 2 of the Post-Brexit shipping blog series! Online retailers outside of the UK or EU shipping to the UK, this post is for you! You may have read our previous blog post outlining the need-to-knows for the following types of shipments: Rest of world (ROW) → UK EU → UK; UK → EU ROW → EU This post will highlight in...

Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet Welcome to Zonos’ Brexit cheat sheet blog series! This post is a quick breakdown of how Brexit affects imports and exports between and to the United Kingdom and the European Union. Look out for more upcoming, in-depth blog posts in this series! Brexit confusion There is a lot of confusion amongst not only online retailers...

What’s new with Indonesia’s taxation law

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - What’s new with Indonesia’s taxation law As an international retailer selling to Indonesia ??, if you sell over 600 million rupiah (IDR) annually or if your website traffic exceeds 12,000 per year, you may be appointed by the Indonesia Director-General of Tax as a VAT collector. As of August 1, 2020, the Indonesian government does not clearly state...

5 things you should know about landed cost

Last updated on May 17th, 2022 - If you have previous experience with international orders or done any research on selling abroad, you’ve no doubt come across the words – “duty and tax”. But how many times have you seen the term: “landed cost”? Let’s help you decode cross border as we explain the essential facts about landed cost that no one’s been telling you. 1. Landed cost is more than just...

Avoiding import tariffs on international returns

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - In many cases, you can avoid paying duty on previously imported goods even when they’re not made in your country. This may come in handy for ecommerce returns or temporary exports; however, if the good’s value changes or gets improved or modified, you won’t be eligible for the duty exemption on an import. United States international returns The...

DDU vs DDP International Shipping Terms (Delivery Duty Unpaid vs Delivery Duty Paid)

Last updated on December 14th, 2021 - DDU and DDP are both incoterms used loosely with international shipping in the small package industry to describe the party responsible for paying the duties and taxes. Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) are a series of 11 internationally recognized, universal terms that define and clarify the obligations between buyers and sellers. These set of...

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