Innovative Apps for Your Shopify or Bigcommerce Store
This post is by Shabbir Nooruddin, an ecommerce entrepreneur and blogger who has been working on online businesses and income streams for over four years.
Running an online store is a lot of work. To get online shoppers to convert and buy your products, you have to get more and more creative as every day goes by. You have to be one step ahead of the competition all the time.
Getting ahead of the competition is made a lot easier by some of the awesome apps and extensions available for your store. Shopify and Bigcommerce have incredibly robust and diverse app stores – each filled with little nuggets of gold.
There are a LOT of apps available, but some stand out a lot more than others. Here are some of the coolest apps around for both platforms.
New: A Global Directory of Ecommerce Events
Today we’ve launched a brand new section of the site. It’s an up-to-date, comprehensive global directory of ecommerce events – both in the real world and online.
There’s nothing quite like a live event to get you thinking and learning. So we’ve built this new section to help Web Retailer members (and visitors) discover conferences, talks and webinars that match their interests.
You can filter the directory by online or offline events, location, month and topic. Want to go to an ecommerce conference in the USA? Take a look here. Or learn about shipping? We’ve got that too. Coverage for the US, UK, Australia and Canada is comprehensive, and there’s events further afield in countries including Sweden, Singapore and Kenya.
Like the rest of the site, the directory is completely free. So take a look and see if there’s something you like the sound of!
US Sales Tax for Online Sellers: The Essential Guide
This post is by Mark Faggiano, founder and CEO of TaxJar – a service built to make sales tax compliance easier for multi-channel ecommerce sellers. Even if you’re not based in the U.S., there are some international implications of sales tax you should be aware of!
When you started selling online, chances are you got into it for the thrill of selling your handmade product, making a profit on a thrift store find, or the joys of online arbitrage.
When lost in the thrill of the sale, it’s easy to overlook the nagging administrative details you’ll face. And one of the most vexing of those can be sales tax.
This in-depth guide will walk online sellers through the basics of sales tax, help you determine where, when and how much you’re liable for sales tax, and detail some common scenarios and problems.
Read on for more information. Or if you have a specific question, feel free to skip ahead.
European Ecommerce and VAT: The Essential Guide
If you sell online you need to understand which international tax laws will be relevant to your business. Just because your business is online, doesn’t mean it isn’t governed by the normal rules of taxation.
And if you sell to buyers in European countries, even if your business is based in another part of the world, you need to know about VAT.
So what do ecommerce businesses need to think about? What exactly are the different rules and regulations? What do you need to do to ensure you are compliant? And what happens if you don’t comply?