Partners & Affiliates

Astound Commerce

Astound Commerce is an award-winning global digital commerce provider. The company combine strategy, technology, and interactive marketing services for many of the world’s leading brands and retailers. With a broad set of technology, digital, and e-business solutions, Astound can power every aspect of your online business, and integrate across all marketing channels.

Astound works with the world’s leading technology providers to make sure your brand reaches its full potential in the digital space. It delivers enterprise-class digital commerce solutions on the industry leading platforms: Demandware, IBM WebSphere Commerce, SAP Hybris, Magento®, MarketLive Kibo®, and NetSuite. Astound uses these cutting-edge platforms to create flexible, customised solutions that are robust, capable, and ready to handle even the highest traffic volumes.


ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase the scale and profitability of their global sales through dozens of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more. Through automation, analytics and optimisation, ChannelAdvisor leverages a single inventory feed to more efficiently list and advertise products online, connecting suppliers with shoppers to increase sales. Billions of dollars in sales are driven through ChannelAdvisor every year, and thousands of customers depend on ChannelAdvisor to substantially grow their businesses.

Ezi Returns

Ezi Returns offers international returns solutions including local return addresses to online sellers in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. With over 18 years of retail and e-commerce experience themselves selling across various channels and markets, the UK-based business now helps both customers and retailers to handle returns in a speedy, as well as cost-efficient manner.

Förster Krehahn Strümpfel

Förster Krehahn Strümpfel Tax Consultants offers reliable and expert advisory services. The highly-competent team works with passion and enthusiasm to deliver a modern service catered to your needs, as demonstrated by their motto: We do not manage our clients’ affairs; we represent their commercial and fiscal interests through our dynamic, forward-thinking approach.

Their field of expertise includes the representation of foreign e-commerce retailers in Germany in all VAT issues. Furthermore, Förster Krehahn Strümpfel can advise foreign subsidiaries on income taxation. Through their network of partners in France, Italy, Spain and Poland, Förster Krehahn Strümpfel supports their clients by giving them peace of mind that their taxation issues and their expansion to other European markets are in safe hands.


Google’s online advertising technologies such as Google AdWords allows advertisers and online retailers to bid on certain keywords in order for their clickable ads to appear higher in Google’s search results, increasing their brand exposure and bringing more traffic to the targeted sites.


As a 360° e-commerce network, Händlerbund has made it their task of giving online and stationary merchants support with professionalization. Being one of the leading providers of professional e-commerce services, Händlerbund offers these services from a single source. In addition to their well-established legal texts, protection against legal written warnings and legal consultation, members of Händlerbund receive all the important information about the industry via our diverse range of news items, such as OnlineHändlerNews and Digital Business News. Moreover, events are also offered throughout Germany to provide online retailers with practical knowledge. Thanks to a strong partner network, Händlerbund are able to address all the other needs of their members in a targeted manner.


Huboo offers competitively priced and seller friendly fulfilment service for multi-channel e-commerce. The UK based company will securely store, reliably pick and pack your products, and ensure smooth delivery. Huboo fulfils effectively for any size of business; if new integrations are needed, Huboo will build it for free.

IHK Cottbus

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Cottbus is the self-governing body of the business community in South Brandenburg representing the general interest of its 35,000 member companies in a district of around 7.000 km².


At Linn Systems we use innovation and practical experience to develop powerful tools such as Linnworks, the all in one multi-channel eCommerce solution. Our goal is simple – We invent software that saves you time.

Linnworks is a multi-channel order management and stock control software system which integrates the whole selling management process for all your web sites and marketplaces across the world in one central program, where you can easily print all invoices, shipping labels, picking and packaging lists. Linnworks also controls your inventory levels and deducts stock automatically when a sale is made. There are no hidden charges to worry about, and no commissions or costs per transaction. Linnworks comes with clear, affordable up-front costs together with exceptional levels of support and documentation.


Meridian Global Services specialises in international VAT compliance and have been helping businesses cross borders for over 20 years. The need to trade across multiple countries has increased significantly over those 20 years and the company has worked with some of the world’s largest, fastest growing and most innovative companies to help them succeed when accessing new markets. If you are unsure about your Value Added Tax (VAT) situation when fulfilling orders in different countries or if you are exceeding distance selling thresholds, Meridian ensures you are completely VAT compliant without being drowned in red tape and paperwork. This allows you to proceed with confidence and sell into the markets you choose.


plentymarkets is a complete e-commerce solution which combines stock management and an online store system with multi-channel capacity. This online-based software contains a wealth of functions and carefully designed interfaces all along the e-commerce value-added chain, which deconstruct and map workflow. Plentymarkets also boasts connections to relevant marketplaces, webstores and companies specialising in the supply of payment and logistical services as well as legal and affiliate marketing. This means that sellers can kill several birds with one stone, saving them time while giving peace of mind.


SIMPLYVAT.COM – VAT registrations and on-going VAT compliance made simple.

Selling goods online to customers in other European countries will require compulsory VAT registration if your sales exceed certain VAT Registration Thresholds. Non-compliance for any online retailer can lead to penalties and fines. can provide you with a VAT registration in any relevant country, and submit required VAT data to fulfil local tax authority requirements on your behalf.

SIMPLYVAT.COM also processes the deregistration for you if your sales fall below the registration threshold.


SkuVault is a warehouse management system that integrates with ChannelAdvisor, Shopify, Amazon, and more, and is complete with barcoding and jam packed with other cool features to help eCommerce retailers prevent out of stocks, improve warehouse efficiency, and reduce human error. Use SkuVault to unlock the potential of your inventory.


The core mission of Volo: to get merchants and brands flying high in the world of ecommerce. Volo wants to take the administrative and managerial headaches away from trading online, and get sellers focused on what they do best – spotting and embracing new opportunities for growth.

The Volo vision is to create the world’s most successful community of online multichannel sellers. the company helps you transform your sales with a service that simplifies complexity, removes borders and frees you to grow. You can streamline your processes and control your costs with the right mix of technology, guidance, experience and support. And you’ll accelerate your growth across key online marketplaces with the essential tools, knowledge, confidence and sense of community you need to succeed.

World First

World First is a specialist currency exchange provider helping online merchants selling overseas on marketplaces including Amazon, eBay and Rakuten.

It provides access to receiving bank accounts around the world – free of charge – so you can collect funds from international marketplaces in different currencies. You’ll then have the freedom to arrange transfers back to your home bank account at any time of your choosing, and with World First you could save 3% on exchange rates compared to banks*. You can also use World First to pay overseas suppliers and InterCultural Elements fees.

World First has assisted over 20,000 online marketplace sellers with their foreign exchange since 2006, so rest assured that you’ll be in good hands with our team of marketplace experts. Sign up in minutes at

*Calculated from exchange rates and fees obtained using mystery shop data on 08.10.15, based on the cost of making a transfer of £5,000 in euros excluding the transfer fee.

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