About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales and excise tax, VAT, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. The company processes millions of tax transactions for customers and free users every day, files hundreds of thousands of transactional tax returns per year, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.  

Avalara hired Classy Llama to build the AvaTax extension for compatibility with the Magento 2 platform.

The Challenge

Avalara’s AvaTax extension has always been a leading solution for managing taxes on the Magento platform. Looking to greatly improve the quality and experience for the application on Magento 2, Avalara hired Classy Llama to build the AvaTax extension for compatibility with the new platform.

Project Goals

  • User-friendly address validation at checkout
  • More intuitive, less intrusive customer touch points
  • Sales tax estimation at the cart
  • Post-sale transactions and voids for administrators


Classy Llama Case Study - Avatax Avalara Extension

Utilizing Classy Llama’s understanding of Magento 2, AvaTax 2.0 comes with new features that merchants will greatly appreciate.

Avalara hired Classy Llama, one of the first Magento 2 Trained Solution Partners, to not only build the AvaTax 2.0 extension, but to simultaneously raise the bar. Classy Llama knows Magento 2, knows what merchants and customers want and knows how to optimize the user experience. And we put that expertise to work for Avalara. Merchants can now take advantage of Avalara’s latest improvements, including how taxes are managed, address verification, more intuitive customer touch points and admin order entry. The new extension also includes the ability to make post-sale transactions and voids for administrators. This all adds up to a more seamless user experience for both merchants and shoppers.