As e-commerce sales continue to increase, drop shipping becomes the norm and overall expectations around shipping make customer satisfaction more difficult to achieve, competitive advantage for companies that sell or distribute products ultimately comes down to a warehouse’s ability to deliver orders faster and more accurately than ever. Using spreadsheets and paper to track inventory as it moves through the warehouse will no longer suffice.
We’ve all heard founders refer to their business as their ‘baby,’ and there really are similarities between raising children and growing a business.
Making sense of U.S. sales and use taxes can be difficult. That’s because, unlike most countries, the United States doesn't have a national sales tax. So, there isn’t a standard rate that can be applied consistently to every sale. Rates are set at the state level instead, and with little coordination between state legislatures, they vary widely.
Uncovering insights about the business and then properly visualizing the data in a meaningful way can be a challenge even for the best of business analysts. Even with a unified business system like NetSuite, people have turned to other applications or spreadsheets to create pivot tables and charts with their business’s data.
With a highly educated workforce, skilled workers, and tax and business incentives from the government, Canada is one of the most appealing regions to start a company or expand a business internationally. Not to mention, as the United States tightens immigration and work visa requirements, Canada also has the advantage of being able to bring in more skilled foreign workers. In fact, Toronto has become the hottest tech hub in North America for that very reason.