VARStreet platform enhanced to automatically calculate Environment Handling fee by province for Canadian VARS.

Published on 06-12-2014 | Product Team

VARStreet e-commerce platform now facilitates an electronic collection of Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) levied on designated electronic products sold into certain provinces in Canada

VARStreet Inc, the leading provider of integrated Sales Quoting and e-Commerce software for IT and Office products Channel, today announced that its VAR software is now completely equipped for an automatic collection of Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) enforced by a few provinces in Canada for the safe and responsible recycling end-of-life electronics. The automated EHF calculation feature brings a breather to VARStreet VARs who earlier had to make manual estimations of the fee for their customers after the sales.

With this move, VARStreet extends its support to provincial recycling and disposable programs followed in Canada. The EHF will cover the true cost of recovering and recycling an electronic product once it has reached its end life. The eco green fee varies significantly from one province to another, depending on the size, category and type of an electronic product. The list of electronic products mainly includes tablets, computers, printers, notebooks, laptops and other designated electronics. The applicable levy will be charged according to the province to which the products are shipped. Currently, the provinces where the electronics are subject to EHF are: Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Quebec.

“With VARStreet software now providing in-built of calculation of EHF, our VARs, MSPs and IT Solution Providers would no longer need to separately invoice EHF for any shipments that are subject to a provincial environmental fee in Canada. The new feature makes it further easier for them to sell and procure technology products there.” says Shiv Agarwal, Vice President – Sales, VARStreet.

The applicable EHF amount will appear on the website during the checkout process.

About VARStreet

VARStreet Inc is a premier provider of On Demand/Hosted B2B, B2G and B2C e-Commerce and Sales Quoting solution for IT and office supplies VARs, system integrators and various other technology solution providers. Since its market presence from 1999, VARStreet has successfully served more than 3000 resellers and 10,000+ VAR users.

VARStreet provides a complete hosted and customizable e-Solution with a holistic portfolio of automated modules which include sales quoting and ordering, purchasing/e-Procurement, aggregated and custom catalog, contract management, e-Marketing and a highly customizable and configurable e-Commerce storefront. It also integrates with numerous CRM, ERP, SRM, accounting and business systems and offers punch outs with known procurement systems. Its powerful aggregated catalog engine collates products from 22+ IT and office products distributors, adds rich product content from eTilize ensuring availability of accurate specifications, pricing and inventory. Real time XML integration is also available with top distributors.

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