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New EU VAT Changes For Ecommerce Merchants | FlavorCloud

International shipping can be a headache for e-commerce retailers – and that’s before rules start changing. In addition to new regulations in the UK that went into effect Jan. 1, new VAT e-commerce rules in the European Union add another compliance layer for companies carrying out cross-border sales. Here’s what you need to know: The…

Cross Border Ecommerce Changes To UK and VAT With Brexit | FlavorCloud

It has been over 4 years since the vote for the UK to leave the EU and the time has finally arrived where changes will occur and new rules for cross-border sales into the UK.  These changes are not only for EU based merchants , but all merchants , including US based , who sell to…

Get Ready For The 2020 Holiday Season | FlavorCloud

International shipping during the holiday season can be an incredible way to increase your sales but can also be stressful if you are not prepared.  To help you get ready for the upcoming season, you will find below a few tips to increase your global sales and improve customer experience. In addition, we are sharing…

Origin Story of FlavorCloud | FlavorCloud

Our CEO and Founder, Rathna Sharad had the opportunity to discuss FlavorCloud with Ramon Vela, the founder one of our favorite podcasts , The Story of a Brand . The Story of a Brand Podcast is a show focused on e-commerce brands and the entrepreneurs, products, and customers that make up the brand and a perfect…

Tax & Duty Calculator vs. Guaranteed Landed Cost | FlavorCloud

Here at FlavorCloud we receive a lot of requests from merchants when looking for an international shipping solution, for a tax and duty calculator. They may have read about other services offering such a calculator and believe that is the answer for their cross-border needs.  While a tax and duty calculator can be helpful, for…

Goodbye NAFTA – Hello USMCA | FlavorCloud

The topic of COVID-19 and how it has affected worldwide shipping has overshadowed a major change coming to cross-border shipping in North America, The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. The USMCA includes a number of changes to NAFTA, across a variety of issues,…

DDP Shipping – How COVID-19 Is Changing How You Should Ship | FlavorCloud

As the world navigates the coronavirus outbreak, many stores are turning to contactless delivery, to help protect customers and delivery personnel by reducing transmission opportunities of the virus. Customer places an order, completes payment for all services online so there is no need to pay upon delivery and item is left at the door. This…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | FlavorCloud

We have a number of important updates for our FlavorCloud family regarding shipping and delivery times due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to let you know that we hope you, your family and friends are all safe and healthy in these trying times and the team at FlavorCloud is here to help and answer any…

FlavorCloud Success Story – Firefly Chocolate | FlavorCloud

We at FlavorCloud have some great insights into the world of international shipping, logistics and e-commerce that we like to share with you, but sometimes we like to share another point of view , our amazing customers. Hearing their journey, how they started their business , how they grew their business and of course ,…

HS Codes For Cross-Border Ecommerce | FlavorCloud

Have you ever tried to ship an international order only for your shipping partner to request something called an “HS code” for every product in the shipment? Then you Google “HS code” only to get overwhelmed with complicated jargon and intimidating instructions? Quick intro to HS codes The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (known…

Easy DDP Shipping For Cross-Border Ecommerce | FlavorCloud

Does your online store have an FAQ that says something like this – “International orders are subject to duties, customs, and value added taxes that aren’t reflected in our prices. The recipient will be responsible for paying these charges upon receipt of your order.” Or what about this – “Depending on your country, you may…

International Shipping Strategies For A Glorious Holiday Season | FlavorCloud

International shipping during the holiday season can be a competitive advantage. If you’re selling cross-border, it’s especially important to maintain a positive international shipping & shopping experience during the holidays. Here are some tips in addition to international holiday shipping deadlines to leverage your FlavorCloud checkout and shipping experience to attract and convert more cross-border sales.…