February 22, 2011, 8:44 AM

3dcart Offers Bundled SpeedTax Sales Tax Service

Fully-integrated, productivity enhancing sales tax calculation, returns and remittance solution for 3dcart offered out-of-the box with no additional cost for integration.

Tamarac, FL – February  17, 2011 – 3dcart, a leading provider of complete shopping cart software solutions, ecommerce web design and development services for online merchants, and SpeedTax, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), fully-automated sales tax management solutions, today announced that, effective immediately, all existing and prospective 3dcart customers now have access, at no additional integration cost, to SpeedTax’s accurate, affordable, easy-to-use online sales tax service.

3dcart’s new SpeedTax offering gives e-merchants a fully-automated solution for sub-second sales tax rate calculations and address validation at the “rooftop” or individual address level, in addition to automated filing, remittance and exemption certificate management services.   

3dcart customers are actively adopting SpeedTax to solve their sales tax management and compliance issues:

“We selected 3dcart because of their interface with SpeedTax,” said Mary Cox, website manager at American Meter and Appliance.  “SpeedTax was our first choice for addressing our sales tax management needs – specifically for outsourcing the rates calculation and address validation function in a point-of-use sales tax state.  3dcart was also a frontrunner because their full-featured, affordable storefront product allowed us to build and maintain our web storefront without a lot of programming knowledge.”

“Today’s announcement is the direct result of customer feedback regarding a business-critical need – and it’s very good news for online businesses facing new challenges and pressures related to sales tax collection and compliance,” said Jimmy Rodriguez, CTO of 3dcart. “States are noticing that online retailers processed over $35 billion in online sales during this past Holiday season, and they want to claim a piece of that profit in order to help restore depleted coffers. By bundling SpeedTax’s fully-automated sales tax solution into 3dcart, our 10,000 existing merchants and any new 3dcart customer can shift their focus away from sales tax compliance concerns and back onto finding new ways to further grow their sales.”

“Online merchants are becoming much more aware of sales tax compliance liability as states successfully capture increasing revenues through sales tax audits, in addition to passing new legislation in areas like online retail sales,” said Anton Donde, CEO at SpeedTax.  “For those existing and prospective 3dcart customers still using manual sales tax processes, our integration with 3dcart provides a fast, affordable, easy-to-use solution that will eliminate sales tax headaches and help online businesses avoid hefty audit-related fines.”

The SpeedTax solution for 3dcart has been tested and approved by the Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) Governing Board, earning both the Certified Solution Provider and Certified Automated Solution designations, and providing the highest possible level of protection in the event of a sales tax audit.  

For complete information on SpeedTax for 3dcart, go to http://www.3dcart.com/ecommerce-apps/speedtax-shopping-cart.html

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