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How VAT Can Impact Your E-commerce Business When Selling Cross-border


E-commerce is fast becoming a dominant sector in terms of growth. Accounting for 12% of total retail sales worldwide and predicted to surge to 17.5% by 2021.

Just look at Amazon, which is reaching its 25th Birthday and getting close to being valued at a whopping 1 trillion dollars, overtaking Apple.

As more and more companies jump on the e-commerce wagon and with the ease of selling cross-border online, governments are looking to ensure every penny is pocketed.

In recent years, cross-border tax fraud has become a concern for authorities, this is due to the rise of e-tailors and the loopholes of the current VAT system.

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Pentagon talks to Amazon best selling author Sarah Carroll


Pentagon’s Managing Director Europe, Graham Broughton, managed to grab some time with Amazon best selling author, Sarah Carroll, to explore why some online sellers are more successful than others when growing globally, how to avoid key pitfalls of international expansion and to discuss her book ‘Grow Fast, Grow Global: 6 steps to unstoppable international growth in the digital age’ .

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eBay’s Promoted Listings: Beating the competition for customer attention


Every purchase starts with being noticed. On eBay there’s no difference: get noticed with the marketplaces ad tool to enhance your items visibility. Holidays, events, and seasonal offers are the perfect opportunities to promote your business and attract new buyers.

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5 tips to get your business ready for Christmas


The holiday season is a crucial time for all sellers and is usually the most profitable quarter. So to make sure you are maximising your sales, check out our five tips to get your business ready for Christmas.

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Develop a winning delivery strategy: ecommerce success


In an ecommerce landscape, your delivery strategy could make or break your business. Take control of your customer’s experience and make your shipping process a happy experience. Discover how…

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