How to import and export to China in a fast and cost effective way?

Background:How large is the market?

1. In 2014, China’s e-Commerce took center stage, when the world witnessed for the first time another country outspending the USA in annual online sales transactions. According to the latest data releases, Chinese cross-border online shopping will reach $85 billion by the end of 2016 in spending, almost three times as much as $30 billion in 2014. By 2017 this data will increase by 12%, up to $110 billion . Read more

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European VAT on distance selling

VAT (the acronym for Value Added Tax) is a consumption tax applied in all Europe by each European state (meaning “country”) at different rates (ranging from 15% in Luxembourg to 27% in Hungary), albeit under common rules. VAT must be embedded in the retail price.

There is a specific VAT regime concerning distance selling of products within Europe. It applies only to business to consumer (B2C) sales and can be summarized (inasmuch as possible!) in the following way.

Distance selling means sales to consumers: individuals making the purchase outside of any business or profession.
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8 Questions to Ask About Your eCommerce Search Function (Part one: questions 1 to 4)

Customers who use on-site search are far more likely to convert than those who simply browse for what they want. To ensure the best possible conversion rates and user experience retailers should analyse the performance and functionality of their on-site search. In this two-part article, we will examine the first 4 questions retailers should ask when assessing their own search performance. (Stand by for Part 2 coming up next week!)
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Why people help translate software #OpenSourceHero

Meet our translation #OpenSourceHero Jesús Ruiz Garcí­a.

Open Source is all about continuous improvement to free software through collaborations that span the globe. Here at PrestaShop we are proud to offer our eCommerce software for free and have it constantly enhanced, revised and upgraded by a community of more than a million contributors from every country, culture and background you can imagine…and in many languages. Too ambitious you think? Read more


Our runway selection of 6 online fashion stores

Online fashion stores as an extension of brand design: Our top six picks

To kick off Spring Summer fashion weeks around the world, we’ve selected six online fashion retailers that communicate their design aesthetic not only through the clothing they create, but also through how they present it on their online store.

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