PrestaShop modules to help you rock international sales

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It has happened! Your business is growing and you are thinking about overseas expansion. However, international sales are quite a challenge for any entrepreneur and his store. New foreign-language customers mean configuring new languages, assigning them to different domains, handling different currencies, redirects... The list of tasks is really long, and you will get a good migraine from thinking what else you need to prepare. Relax! We have prepared several solutions that will make your international sales run smoothly and efficiently. You will be able to focus on further scaling;)

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First of all - configuration!

Running a store is quite a challenge! You need to have eyes around your head and keep an eye on literally everything, at any time of day or night. And we're talking about just one market! Operating internationally, you could spend all day checking that everything works... and you'd probably run out of time anyway ;)

The default solution is PrestaShop Multistore. Multistore would work well if we wanted to run many different stores from one admin panel. We, however, want to use the store on which we already run sales.

Let's get started: include in your store the new currencies and languages you will need for the markets you want to sell in. If you don't know how to go about it, we refer you to the official, well-described Polish PrestaShop documentation.

Local and global domains will help you position yourself

PrestaShop Domain Manager to the rescue! Everything in one place, working automatically, conveniently and intuitively. Our module will allow you to use multiple domains in one PrestaShop store. You embrace the basics, and our module will take care of the rest:

  • It will take care of redirecting old links to new domains;
  • It will link and detect domains and link them to the languages and currencies available in your store;
  • Will improve SEO quality for foreign search results.

How does the setup work? Cepa construction it may not be, but it can be done quickly, easily and pleasantly :) Let's assume that your PrestaShop store should run on domain.cz for Czech customers and domain.pl for Polish customers. It only takes 5 simple steps to make everything work!

  1. Install the module in your store
  2. Redirect additional domains to your server/store
  3. Add redirected domains in the module
  4. Assign languages and currencies to the domains
  5. Use a multilingual store under multiple domains :-)

Isn't that great? To sum up: everything your international business can dream of, you have in one place! And it's automatic! You can assign the languages available in your store to a domain - the module will switch the language automatically for the domain the customer enters. Similarly, it will handle currencies and redirects to new domains!

The module checks the language of the browser of the viewer and based on this it will quickly load the appropriate domain. The module can handle even the most intricate situations. If your services, e.g. electronic payments, are configured with a specific primary domain of your store, the module will move what you need where, so as not to make unnecessary mess. Everything works as it should and you can boldly move on!

PrestaShop store translation

PrestaShop standard will allow you to translate every field in your store in the target languages. This can be English, French, Spanish, Ukrainian or any other language. In a small store, it's a small problem if you hire someone to translate or copy translations from online translators manually.

Automatic translation of PrestaShop store

A proven solution is automatic translation. A perfect solution is automatic translation at the highest technological level possible. We have conducted tests of many translators. In terms of quality and performance, DeepL wins.

"The website DeepL was founded by Jaroslaw Kutylowski. Since its international launch in August 2017, Translator DeepL has been breaking quality records in the field of machine translation and allows you to use the full power of neural network technology DeepL."

The translator can be used to cover all elements of the store. From content in the template and modules to descriptions, links and SEO tags of products and categories.

If you're interested in automatically translating your store check out our PrestaShop Translator module, which will translate your store into 27 languages in just a few clicks!

Billing data of foreign buyers

Ok, the configuration of the store is done. All domains work correctly, currencies display as they should, everyone sees your store in the language of their choice. Simply a fairy tale! It's time to do a little shopping!

Do you sell B2B in your store and issue invoices for orders? You need to embrace tax numbers! Their correctness is insanely important: an incorrect or unverified tax number can generate additional costs if, for example, you sell your goods without VAT to a "fictitious trader", accounting problems or wasted time spent correcting the data or contacting the buyer. And after all, this is not the point ;)

Fortunately, there will be a solution for this too! It just so happens that we have a tax number validator for B2B customers in our arsenal. Our module is clever enough to automatically detect the address forms in your PrestaShop store and validate the TIN and VAT, VAT-EU, VAT-UK and Company Number fields that foreign B2B customers complete when placing an order.

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What does this mean for you? First of all, it automates the whole process and eliminates errors on the ordering side. The module will block the invoice data form with a wrong or inactive tax number. The customer is informed about the errors found.

Remember that VAT should be charged to domestic B2B sales and to any B2B sales. The 0% VAT rate applies ONLY to non-Polish entities with a valid tax number. This will ensure that your store is prepared for domestic and EU regulations! The module will make sure that you sell with 0% VAT rate flawlessly and issue flawless invoices.

And since we are already at invoices....

Invoice in the store - total automation!

Under the new regulations, as of May 1, 2021, the seller is exempt from the obligation to issue a printed fiscal receipt every time. It can be replaced by an electronic fiscal receipt (named invoice), which will be sent to the customer's e-mail address(source). It's worth taking advantage of!

Why rummage through piles of paperwork when everything can be done for you by a module to be installed in PrestaShop? And the benefits don't end there. If you give up receipts:

  • You don't transfer your data anywhere! All invoice operations take place securely in your store!
  • You don't have to maintain (or buy) a fiscal printer;
  • You don't need to print and package receipts: you can receipt orders from private individuals with named invoices, i.e. classic invoices for the name of the buyer, without the given NIP/VAT number;
  • The module will issue and send invoices to Polish and foreign customers, as well as to you and your accountant
  • You don't need to print monthly statements that your accountant manually transcribes into your accounting program - the module will generate PDFs and a statement that your accountant uploads directly into her accounting program.

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Sound appealing? Read more about invoices in online sales on our blog!

Get to work!

Equipped with all the necessary tools, you can boldly enter international markets. Nothing will stop you! From domain configuration, languages to automation and tax number validation. Now you can focus on what's really important - leave the technicalities to us! ;)

That's not all! We're conquering foreign markets ourselves, and all the modules we've listed are the backbone of our store and the stores of hundreds of our customers. Expect more super updates of PrestaShow modules!

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