Who will become the most popular ecommerce marketplace worldwide?
A recent article by Website Builder Expert shows the current spread of ecommerce marketplaces worldwide. With the recent news of Amazon’s $1 trillion dollar valuation it’s easy for us to forget there are major players other than Amazon vying for control of the ecommerce marketplace.
Calculating Duties and Taxes to Canada
Canada is a prime market for export for U.S. brands. It’s close in proximity and there isn’t a language barrier as English is spoken throughout Canada. (Although, we’d be remiss to point out that you’ll definitely get some bonus points with the Canadian market if you can support French translation.)
While sending items to Canada may seem like a synch, there are duties and taxes in the region to consider if you want to create a seamless shopping experience for your Canadian clients.
What to do when your shipment is delayed in customs?
Nothing is more frustrating for you or your international customers than seeing that glooming checkpoint on your tracking “Delayed in Customs.” Often times there can be days or weeks that pass before any updates are provided by the logistics carrier. If you find yourself with an international shipment delayed in customs here are some tips to help:
Top Challenges of Selling Overseas:
It’s easy to think that selling overseas on your ecommerce website is as easy as a click of the button and submission of a new order. Before you start accepting orders overseas make sure to optimize not only your website but also your processes to ensure a smooth buying experience for both you and your customers. Here are some of the top challenges ecommerce retailers face when selling to international customers:
Top Terms to Know When Selling Overseas
Top Terms to Know When Selling Overseas:
The international ecommerce market is booming and expanding your online sales to a new country can open the door for immense growth. Before diving headfirst into cross border ecommerce here are a few key terms that will help you speak the lingo of an international ecommerce expert to both your consumers and providers:
Thanks for a great show IRCE 2017!
SkyBOX Checkout was thrilled to participate as an exhibitor at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE).
IRCE was held June 6-9, 2017 at the McCormick Place West Convention Center in Chicago. IRCE is a staple trade show for the retail and ecommerce industry. It featured top eCommerce leaders and a great variety of service providers who help eCommerce retailers achieve their success in the ever evolving landscape of online transactions.
It was great to see some familiar faces and meet some new friends at IRCE. We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by the SkyBOX Checkout booth to talk with our team about our end-to-end international checkout solution and we're looking forward to helping more ecommerce retailers create a transparent best-in-class buying experience for their international customers.
This June 6-9 2017 join SkyBOX Checkout at IRCE!
IRCE, the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition, is the world’s largest eCommerce show with over 600 industry vendors, 200 speakers and 130 break-out conference sessions.
How Do International Shoppers Want to Pay Online?
A recent study released by market research firm, eMarketer, showed it pays to offer consumers different payment methods and options online. The most popular payment methods for cross border transactions are still Paypal and credit cards. However, there’s a great opportunity to develop local payment methods like bank transfer, cash on delivery or pre-paid cards. These alternate payment methods account for more than a quarter of all cross border online transactions.
Business Plan Challenge FIU Track winners make tracks in healthcare, law and retail.
Check out the latest updates from the 2016 Miami Business Plan Challenge winners and a great feature on what SkyBOX Checkout has been up to since we participated and won third place in the competition last year.
31 Billion Packages Shipped Globally in 2015
A recent study released by Pitney Bowes announced that ecommerce, global ecommerce and the associated parcel volume for international online orders are here to stay. The study reported that 31 billion parcels were shipped globally in 2015 and the number one area for growth within the parcel business of logistics is the ecommerce sector. The study found parcel volume is projected to increase by 20% in 2018. For more information on the findings released by Pitney Bowes study click here.
Guest Blog post from our friends at Rand Marketing
Magento, one of the e-commerce industry's most popular shopping cart platforms currently comes in two major license types. While they are used to offer more options, including Magento Go and Magento Professional, they have evolved to focus on solely on their Community and Enterprise editions.
Do’s & Don’ts of Dimensional Shipping
Whether you’re shipping domestically or internationally dimensional weight is changing the way retailers need to calculate ship costs. And, with recent rate increases by Fedex and UPS starting in January of 2017 it’s important to understand the best way to safely package products without losing control of shipping budgets or passing additional unnecessarily high shipping costs on to customers.
SkyBOX Checkout Announces International Checkout Plug-in for Magento!
Magento sellers can now effortlessly expand internationally to 200 + countries and territories with SkyBOX Checkout.
4 out of 5 UK Shoppers Won’t Buy Online Unless in GBP!
For many US retailers the UK is an attractive and relatively easy international market to enter.
How to Improve Your Website for International Shoppers
In 2015 global business-to-consumer (b2c) eCommerce topped more than $1.5 trillion dollars and it’s set to more than double by 2016. For retailers looking to target customers overseas there are some simple tips and tricks to improve visibility and messaging for international shoppers.
Rand Internet Marketing Announces Partnership With SkyBOX Checkout
Fort Lauderdale-Based Internet Marketing Company Teams Up with Leading International eCommerce Solution Platform for Retailers
SkyBOX Checkout at IRCE 2016!
SkyBOX Checkout had a great time at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) this past week.
SkyBOX Checkout Revolutionizes International eCommerce Payment and Logistics
New International Checkout Platform Provides Real Time Total Landed/Delivered Cost Calculation on Product-by-Product Basis. SkyBOX Checkout helps retailers expand their sales overseas to 200 countries and territories and supports payment in 140+ local currencies.
SkyBOX Checkout wins Third Place in Miami Herald Business Plan Competition
SkyBOX Checkout recently competed in the 18th Annual Miami Herald Business Plan Competition. Our revolutionary global logistics and payment technology was selected as the third place team amidst hundreds of companies in the South Florida competiton. See the full article and learn more about SkyBOX Checkout is helping business’ expand internationally.
Vote for SkyBOX Checkout in the Miami Herald Business Plan Competition
SkyBOX Checkout has been named a top 6 team for the Miami Herald Business Plan competition under the FIU track. Click to learn more about SkyBOX Checkout’s cross border ecommerce solution for retailers and vote by May 1, 2016 for our team as we compete to win the People’s Pick Award!
Vote on the Miami Herald here
SkyBOX Checkout Named Semi-Finalist in Miami Herald Business Plan Competition
We’re thrilled to share that SkyBOX Checkout has been named one of six semi-finalists in the Miami Herald Business Plan competition under the FIU track. Our global logistics and payment solution caught the attention of the judges and we’ve advanced to the next round of the competition. We’ll keep you posted on our progress in the competition!
See the full article on the Miami Herald here