Selling internationally: A Guide to Landed Costs for WooCommerce

As a WooCommerce merchant seeking to expand your business, one option is going international. A world of opportunity awaits merchants who can tap overseas markets, and that opportunity is only growing. Global retail ecommerce sales are expected to total more than $4 trillion by 2020. Great news! WooCommerce merchants can now automatically estimate and optionally charge landed cost fees using WooCommerce AvaTax. Selling internationally can not only vastly increase the numbers of your potential customers,…

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How to Sell Subscriptions with WooCommerce and Get Sales Tax Right

Featured image credit: 401kcalculator.org (CC BY-SA 2.0) Selling goods and services by subscription — offering automatic, recurring delivery and charging automatic, recurring payments — is an eCommerce trend on the rise. While consumers have long been familiar with subscriptions to media services such The New York Times or Spotify, the popularity of subscriptions for physical products is rising now as well. Goods being sold by subscription range from razors (Dollar Shave Club) to the ingredients…

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WooCommerce Sales Tax 101: Tracking and Filing Sales Tax

Cover photo credit: 401kcalculator.org, CC BY-SA 2.0 Accurately assessing, collecting, and remitting sales tax is one of the most tedious challenges that eCommerce businesses face. When you run a brick-and-mortar shop, tax collection is typically pretty straight forward: you collect the tax based on the good you’re selling for your store’s location. However, online sales make this more challenging. When you sell across state or country borders, you need to determine what tax you may…

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