Most small U.S. retailers don't sell or ship globally due to hassles with currency conversions, languages, customs, shipping, customer service and fraud. But what if you could easily hand those hassles off to someone else? Suddenly, vast new sales opportunities open up. International Checkout is a fast-growing company that makes it easy for e-commerce retailers to sell goods worldwide. In a single day you can integrate your own website with theirs, offer an "International Checkout" button for overseas buyers, and begin boosting your revenues.
Other overseas selling solutions exist, but small businesses are lining up at International Checkout for a lengthy lineup of benefits:
- They assume all fraud risk
- There are no fees to you, the merchant
- They guarantee payment to you in U.S. dollars (customers settle in their local currency)
- They provide shipping and fulfillment worldwide (you send the goods to them and they ship overseas)
- They provide multi-lingual customer service as well as customs clearance
Basically they do it all, and you sit back and collect the cash. This is a small business solution as it should be.
Launched in 2002 by Saskia Strick, who came to the U.S. in 1997 from Holland, International Checkout won the '08 Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company. Strick also won the '09 Stevie for service industry Executive of the Year. It's easy to see why this Santa Monica-CA based biz is gaining traction. It helps merchants of all sizes open their websites to international sales in a few hours.
It works like this:
International Checkout's integrated solution lets consumers worldwide browse and add items to a shopping cart directly on your website. With the click of an "International Checkout" button, the contents of the cart are transferred to a separate single page international checkout for the most streamlined level of performance and best conversion rate. Customers receive real time price quotes in their local currency and the option to include duties and taxes at a guaranteed rate.
The International Checkout purchasing team places orders on behalf of the international customers directly on the merchant's website, following the merchant's normal domestic checkout procedures and paying via US credit card. Upon arrival at the International Checkout facility, each order is inspected, packed, and shipped to the customer's doorstep, via FedEx or UPS, traceable and insured, anywhere in the world.