Bainbridge Island, WA – April 17, 2013 – Avalara (www.Avalara.com), the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, and ShopSite, Inc. (www.shopsite.com), a leading provider of e-commerce shopping cart software for small to medium-sized businesses, announced today that ShopSite has joined Avalara’s growing list of certified solution partners.  Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications.

As a result of this partnership, ShopSite merchants can now include AvaTax functionality in their ecommerce shopping carts. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps merchants focus on their core offering.

“We are excited to make AvaTax available to ShopSite merchants” said ShopSite CEO David Hills. “With ShopSite’s integration to AvaTax, merchants can easily have their taxes calculated, managed and reported,” said Hills.

Avalara CEO and Founder Scott McFarlane said, “Avalara simplifies the complexity of indirect tax management and makes compliance easy and affordable for businesses of all sizes around the world. Our integrated solution will help ShopSite merchants easily manage and remain compliant with increasingly complicated tax regulations.”

About ShopSite
ShopSite, Inc., is a private company based in Orem, Utah, and has provided electronic commerce software for the small to medium-sized business since 1996. The company’s software is an online catalog and shopping cart system that is extremely powerful and easy to learn. With ShopSite software, merchants can manage their online stores entirely, regardless of their technical background—there’s no HTML coding required.

ShopSite is sold by hundreds of reseller partners, including hosting companies such as NTT/Verio, IPOWER, PowWeb, FatCow, Go Daddy, LexiConn, pair Networks, and YourHost.com. Merchant web sites using ShopSite include: the Getty Trust Foundation, Audiobooks Online, Clarisonic, Kitchenshop, W+S Water Safety Europe GmbH and thousands of others.

About Avalara
Founded in 2004, Avalara pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of America’s fastest growing technology firms. The company’s cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.

Avalara built its technology platform and extensive user base using internal expertise and the strategic acquisition of industry leading organizations, technologies, and personnel. Operating behind the scenes via seamless integration with virtually any business management system, Avalara delivers fast, easy, accurate, and affordable solutions for companies of any size.

On the international front, the company supports 85 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. It serves tens of thousands of registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. The company employs more than 400 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; Raleigh, NC; Harrisburg, PA; and Pune, India.