Global payment gateway BlueSnap announced a new partnership with iGlobal Stores, a provider of software solutions for ecommerce companies. With a simple integrated checkout page, merchants will be able to automate international tax and shipping calculations, reduce logistics costs and meet legal obligations while providing a localized checkout experience in more than 180 countries.
The BlueSnap-iGlobal partnership is significant news for online merchants that want to minimize risks and maximize sales abroad. As Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2014 Survey reported, only 27 percent of U.S. ecommerce merchants are set up to sell internationally. The BlueSnap-iGlobal partnership will help merchants overcome the barriers to international commerce and beat competitors to untapped markets. A single checkout page will integrate BlueSnap’s payment gateway with iGlobal’s conversion optimization technology.
With as little as two lines of code, iGlobal can automate the aspects of international ecommerce that normally drain time and create stress for cross-border merchants. At checkout, iGlobal can automate calculations of duties, taxes, clearance fees and shipping costs to ensure that customers know exactly what they are paying. iGlobal’s proprietary logic engine can also recognize restricted items or brand relationship violations, ensuring that merchants avoid legal hiccups. Overall, iGlobal minimizes manual calculations, costly inaccuracies and legal risks.
iGlobal perfectly complements BlueSnap’s global payment gateway, which allows merchants to dynamically generate local checkout pages in 180 countries, 30 languages, 60+ currencies and with 110 payment types. Using BlueSnap’s Global Payment Gateway, merchants can easily provide localized checkout experiences, meet compliance standards and minimize transaction failures with little or no development required.
“Cross-border shipping and logistics are complex, and our partnership with iGlobal provides simple and comprehensive solutions that help merchants sell all over the world,” said Jeff Coppolo, SVP Global Business Development at BlueSnap.
“Merchants don’t realize how complex payments and logistics can become when they move into the international arena,” said Clint Reid, President of iGlobal. “Our partnership with BlueSnap allows us to better minimize the difficulties surrounding global eCommerce and ultimately help merchants turn more shoppers into buyers. This is a simple integration that can eliminate an enormous number of roadblocks for online sellers.”