Is there a guide for setting up my Shopify store to expand internationally?

Charp
Excursionist
27 1 3

We are a Canadian store and have been selling to the US for the last year.  I'd like to open that up and bring in more countries and regions, gradually.  Is there a comprehensive guide with the steps and considerations for opening up global sales?  I'm thinking about actual store set-up and modifications, currencies, shipping, selling some lines to certain countries but not others, taxes, and implications for a Canadian business.  I can piecemeal it through the Shopify help and forums like this, but was hoping for a guide so I don't miss anything. 

Thanks, Char

www.drmower.ca

Replies 4 (4)
PluginHive
Shopify Partner
796 31 90

Hi @Charp,

Have you looked into this guide: Shopify International shipping. I think it covers most aspects related to international shipping with Shopify.

Customer Success @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping
Transcy
Shopify Partner
31 1 5

Hi @Charp ! 

Since you want to expand your business globally, you can take a look at Transcy app. We provide users with translation and currency converter tool that you can use to set up your store into multi languages and currencies. 

Transcy allows you to translate your Shopify store into several different languages to appeal to a larger audience. It translates all types of content to talk to native shoppers easily. You can redirect visitors to your store to the languages they prefer.

Furthermore, Transcy has been updated to a new version and has been unlocked to  167 currencies to support all users. 

Transcy now has FREE Pricing Plan for all users. You can visit us in App Store to get more information here: Transcy - Powerful translation and currency converter  

And please feel free to send us direct messages if you have any questons via email and live chat here: 

- Email: support@fireapps.io 

- Live chat: Chat with Transcy team  

Best regards, 

Transcy Team 

 

Transcy: A Powerful Translation and Currency Converter
Explore Transcy HERE
Transcy
Shopify Partner
31 1 5

Hi @Charp ! 

There was a error with the link inserted in our previous reply post. Thus, if you can't access to the link to Transcy app we sent before, you can re-check this link here to visit Transcy in Shopify App Store:  Transcy - Powerful translation & currency converter solution

We're sorry for the inconvenience. And again please don't hesitate to contact us directly if you need information via email and live chat: 

- Email: support@fireapps.io 

- Live chat: Chat with Transcy Team

Thank you! 

Transcy Team 

Transcy: A Powerful Translation and Currency Converter
Explore Transcy HERE
BiancaBlake
Excursionist
34 0 15

Hi Charp,

If you are a Canadian company planning on selling internationally you need to learn about taxes in Europe - Value Added Tax (VAT). I work for a company called Euro VAT Refund, we are experts and help U.S. and Canadian companies with VAT. We just recently recorded a free webinar about taxes when selling online.

I can't post the link here it doesn't work... But if you google "Euro VAT Refund, Inc. in Los Angeles" and click on our website you'll find us. On the homepage in the middle under "latest news" there is a webinar. Fill in your name and it takes you to a free recording with tons of Powerpoint slides. Hope you find it helpful!

Email me after you watch it and let me know if you have any additional questions. 🙂

Thank you,

Bianca