Adding a Tax Service

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Can I add an automatic tax service to my store?
The are three ways that tax rates can be added to a store:
  1. Manual. Manually enter tax rates for geographic areas.
  2. File Upload. Hire Aleyant to import tax rates from an Excel file you have prepared. Whether it's done for one store or many, there is a flat charge for this service as long as it's done at the same time. See http://support.aleyant.com/kb/a369/upload-the-tax-rate-information-into-my-site.aspx
  3. Avalara (AvaTax) Integration - Pressero is integrated with Avalara.  For information on setting this up, please consult this article.
  4. Tax Service. Integrate an outside tax service. This option also requires the Pressero API for XML Web Services and programming work.
 
Lookups, The "Click Charge" of Tax Services
Tax services charge by the number of times a tax rate is looked up for an item.
 
Be aware that this can happen multiple times per item before the order is even placed, whether or not the order is placed. Every time the cart is added to, refreshed, or reviewed the result could be multiple lookups per item in the cart. If there are 10 items in the cart and the cart is viewed 10 times, that's 100 lookups before it moves to checkout, where more lookups will occur. So each saved cart could involve multiple lookups, plus lookups again at checkout.
 
Outside Tax Service Integration (USA)
There are at least two USA tax services (and likely more) for online sales tax that include address verification. Both would also involve some integration costs with Pressero.
 
Strike Iron Tax Service:
Note, prices for comparison only. Check the tax service provider for current pricing.
 
Sales Tax Calculation http://www.strikeiron.com
500 lookups/month - $0.20/per
60K lookups / year - $0.14/per
These costs are based on lookups... regardless of whether an order is ever placed.
 
Avalara Tax Service:
Note, prices for comparison only. Check the tax service provider for current pricing.
 
There is a small one time activation fee.
Annual Annual
Transactions Service
14,400 $4,750
24,000 $7,525
48,000 $9,995
96,000 $14,500
 
Again, these costs are based on lookups... regardless of whether an order is ever placed.