WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."
To learn more about the integration, join BlueSnap CEO Ralph Dangelmaier and iGlobal President Clint Reid for "Cross-Border's $4 Trillion Problem," a PYMNTS.com Digital Discussion hosted by Karen Webster, CEO of Market Platform Dynamics. To learn more about the discussion and register, click here.
About iGlobal Stores
For a US Retailer, an international order is complicated. Shopping carts and shipping carriers have been unable to bridge the many gaps between the arrival of an international consumer on a website to the point where the order is in the customer's hands.
Since 2009, iGlobal Stores has been enhancing eCommerce websites by interpreting a site's item level information, deriving improved data points on anything from item restrictions to order box sizes to shipping weights all the way to total costs to the consumer and, finally, giving qualified directions to both the merchant and consumer, creating an environment of increased conversion. The key to iGlobal's success is empowering a business to control their global growth so they can easily choose where, when and how they want to handle logistics and payments, all while helping them to navigate the complexity and risks of selling globally.
BlueSnap is a smarter international payment gateway powering the checkout process for eCommerce merchants worldwide, and fueling growth for online businesses serving digital, physical and mobile markets. BlueSnap has reinvented and optimized the checkout experience by combining intelligent payment routing, frictionless one-click checkout, cross-border payments, award-winning Smart Subscriptions, multiple integration options and dynamic ecommerce tools. With over 10 years experience serving merchants around the globe and supporting shoppers in 180 countries with localization in 29 languages, 60 currencies and 110 payment types, BlueSnap is fulfilling its promise to convert more shoppers to buyers worldwide. Learn more at www.bluesnap.com.
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