Online Retailers Can Now See Real-Time Tax Rates
AUSTIN, Texas — May 31, 2018 — ShipStation, the leading web-based e-commerce shipping solution, today announced its integration with Avalara, a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance software.
With Avalara’s platform, e-commerce merchants can use plug-and-play software to access real-time tax rates and calculate sales tax, so they charge shoppers the correct amount of sales tax. Avalara helps online retailers in maintaining compliance with rapidly changing tax rates, rules, and boundaries – both domestically and internationally.
In addition to e-commerce platforms like ShipStation, the SaaS solution integrates with various other business systems, including accounting systems, ERP, and CRM. The integration between ShipStation and Avalara grants e-commerce retailers on-demand access to the most up-to-date information on taxes and shipping rates. Online merchants can be confident they and their customers aren’t being over- or undercharged.
“Avalara partners with companies that add value to Amazon sellers,” said Greg Chapman, SVP of Business Development, Avalara. “Creating a partnership with ShipStation was a no-brainer as we both offer services that are critical to the operations of serious online sellers to drive their success and bottom line.”
“We understand how challenging it can be for e-commerce merchants to navigate ever-changing tax rules and regulations,” said Robert Gilbreath, Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at ShipStation. “That’s why we’re delighted about our partnership with Avalara. Together, we can support online retailers in making more accurate, cost-effective decisions about shipping and fulfillment.”
ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping solution that helps e-commerce retailers import, organize, process, and ship their orders quickly and easily from any web browser. ShipStation features the most integrations of any e-commerce web-based solution with over 150 shopping carts, marketplaces, package carriers, and fulfillment services. ShipStation’s many integration partners include eBay, Jet, PayPal, Amazon, Etsy, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Shopify Plus, Squarespace, and Magento. ShipStation also integrates with carriers such as FedEx, USPS, UPS, Canada Post, Australia Post, Royal Mail, and DHL. ShipStation has sophisticated automation features such as automated order importing, custom best practice rules, product profiles, and fulfillment solutions that enable its users, wherever they sell and however they ship, to be exceptionally efficient at shipping orders. ShipStation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit http://www.shipstation.com.
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. The Avalara Compliance Cloud® platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.
Avalara offers more than 600 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.
A privately held company, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information, visit http://www.avalara.com.
VP of Marketing and Partnerships at ShipStation