Starting November 1, 2018, out-of-state sellers will have to start collecting and remitting North Carolina sales tax. This does not exclusively apply to North Carolina, however, as they join 23 other Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) member states. The 24 states are: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. Stronger rules on data protection mean EU citizens have more control over their data.
Let’s start with a short disclaimer. We are not lawyers. This blog post is not legal advice and is for informational and/or educational purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
Essentially, please seek legal advice about GDPR compliance if you haven’t already done so. Only qualified legal professionals will be able to give you and your business the best advice.
With that out of the way, let’s dive into what GDPR is and what CIMcloud is doing in response to it.
The great thing about e-commerce is that it’s easier than ever to grow your business beyond your borders—but when you’re selling in multiple countries, you need to know a bit more about how they do business and what's required to comply with their laws.
There’s a new regulation coming to the European Union in 2018, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The rest of this blog outlines important information on the GDPR and what this new regulation means to your business.
"You should put your products on the web."
"Why can’t I buy from you online?"
"Magento has been great for us - you should try it!"
If you own a business and don’t let your customers order online, you’ve probably heard one or more of these before, from your employees, your customers, your suppliers, or a fellow business owner.
This blog post is brought to you by our partners in e-commerce, Nextopia.
You could have tons of products on your website, but if your website isn’t properly optimized for conversions, chances are you’ll barely see site visitors convert.
By properly optimizing your site, you’ll find you have more visitors taking the action you want them to take, whether that’s subscribing to a newsletter, downloading content, filling out a form to become a lead, requesting to speak to a sales representative, or putting products in a shopping cart and completing their purchase.
Here are eight proven ways to increase B2B eCommerce conversions that won’t break the bank.
Topics: B2B e-Commerce
Website Pipeline customer, Lodge Cast Iron, is joining the cause to help victims of the Tennessee wildfires and is producing a special skillet stamped with the Great Smoky Mountains and the year 2016. These skillets are being offered at a discounted price and half of the proceeds from each skillet sold are being donated to the Dollywood Foundations “My People Fund”.
Fawcett Boat Supplies, a company dedicated to providing the most extensive selection of marine and boating supplies, has been working hard in recent months to implement new changes to their customer website.
Industrial package suppy company, AMW Packaging/Construction Supply, has recently been working hard on a new website project to expand their online offering.
This new website expansion, launched in September 2016, will allow their customers to log in, browse product lines, view order and payment history, track shipments, and more.
The company also worked with Website Pipeline to create a customizable ordering platform that is unique to each client, allowing maximum flexibility and ease of use for their customers.
Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, a company specializing in wholesale herbal formulas and accupuncture supplies, has recently made some exciting new changes to their website.
Working with ERP-integrated website developer, Website Pipeline, Golden Flower is now able to provide a superior level of customer service through an online customer portal.
The portal allows their customers to log in, view their current orders and order history, payments, invoices, shipping information, view frequently ordered items, and make purchases from their account.
Many current and potential customers of Website Pipeline are thinking about Search Engine Optimization for their new website.
And rightly so - search engines like Google can either be your worst enemy or your best friend, depending on how much effort you put into optimization.
Ignoring best practices like keywords and metadata can bury your website in rankings, making it very difficult for potential customers to find you.
Topics: B2B e-Commerce
Miscommunication is an inevitable part of life.
As humans beings, we all sometimes struggle with getting our point across effectively - the more complex the subject matter, the more communication tends to break down.
When it comes to writing something as important as a support ticket, many people are at a loss as to what they should include, and how to communicate a technical issue to their IT support team.
Thankfully, there are certain guidelines you can follow which prevent much of the back-and-forth that adds time and frustration to the entire process.
Topics: B2B e-Commerce