Global technology leader for cross-border commerce, Zonos has chosen the Gold Coast, Queensland as the place to open its first international office to help support the needs of its growing Asia Pacific business, appointing Travis Robinson (pictured) as general manager for APAC.

Zonos SaaS solutions give online retailers, marketplaces, logistics providers, trade organisations, and online marketplaces the tools and services they need to easily sell and scale globally, offering the only true landed cost solution on the market for retailers.

The need for accurate cross-border duty and tax calculations, VAT compliance, and HS code classification will continue to grow. Zonos simplifies the complexities of cross border using expertise and technology to make global commerce more accessible.

Zonos CEO, Clint Reid said, “Expanding to Australia is the next step towards executing our mission to create trust and transparency in global trade with our world-class tech that can connect the world through trade.” 

Zonos chose to open its first international office on the Gold Coast because it closely mirrors the company culture of supporting healthy work-life balance, by living and working where others play.

The company received on the ground assistance from Trade and Investment Queensland in planning the move. The agency’s CEO, Michael Carey said competition for investment and attracting companies is global. “It’s great to see Zonos choose Queensland and be based on the thriving Gold Coast. Zonos has been able to tap into a reserve of skilled, professional local staff. I can’t wait to see them grow in the future.”

Commenting on his new role, Robinson said, “We are delighted with our decision to base ourselves on the Gold Coast. The level of talent that we have been able to access locally is exceptional and I’m excited at the potential our new team has to both better support our current customer base as well as expand throughout Australia and the rest of the APAC region.”

Robinson has worked with Zonos for more than seven years, most recently as vice president of engineering based at the company’s US headquarters. Previously he was vice president of customer success.