AVALARA AND SHOPGATE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST GLOBAL MOBILE PAYMENTS

Merchants taking mobile payments offered simplified tax automation technology as direct tax and mobile payments leaders join forces

Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based transactional tax compliance solutions, and Shopgate, a leading software-as-a-service m-commerce platform, have announced a new global partnership that will help merchants remain tax compliant when taking mobile payments.

The partnership strengthens Avalara’s support of the mobile commerce industry by integrating AvaTax™, Avalara’s proven sales tax compliance solution, into the Shopgate mobile commerce platform. The collaboration will allow Shopgate to offer its merchants fully-automated sales tax compliance services as it expands into North America, whilst continuing to support its 5,500+ merchants across Europe.

Ava LogoKevin Boland, VP Global Business Development at Avalara, said: “This partnership offers integrated, automated tax compliance as part of an efficient, reliable mobile payments process, expanding our reach to more merchants using a comprehensive global m-commerce solution online. We are excited to join with Shopgate to help merchants using m-payments to ensure they are tax compliant when processing transactions across the world’s markets.”

Andrea Anderheggen, Founder & CEO at Shopgate, commented: “At Shopgate, we are dedicated to delivering the best possible mobile experience so merchants can maximize conversion rates and sales around the world. We are delighted to announce this partnership with Avalara, a leader in sales tax automation in the US, which will support our expansion in North American markets, whilst ensuring all our international customers are able to remain compliant with the complexities of transactional taxes globally.”

Shopgate’s 5,500+ merchants serve millions of customers every day, seamlessly integrating with over 60 of the world’s most popular shopping carts and cooperating with the leading mobile and ecommerce companies so that online customers can shop anytime, anywhere. Avalara supports automated tax calculation in over 100 countries, combining its vast proprietary database with address validation and geolocation, applying the correct taxability rules and rates and handling filing and remittance.