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EU VAT – What’s changing and why it’s important

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  EU VAT – What’s changing and why it’s important James Marley is our UK-based cross-border expert whose specialty is taking complex, mundane topics like EU VAT and decoding them into simplified, humorous guides. On July 1, 2021, the European Union (EU) will reform its Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules. If you have an ecommerce business that ships orders to the EU then these new rules may...

Guide to expanding your ecommerce business internationally

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Last updated on May 13th, 2021 - Navigating cross-border ecommerce: Global compliance and customer experience Ecommerce sales volume is rapidly growing more and more each year. It’s no longer just a means for people to shop for products they can’t find in their area; rather, it is many people’s preferred method of shopping. Hence, it is no surprise that ecommerce is a competitive industry, and in...

Benefits of shipping DDP

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Last updated on May 13th, 2021 - Why it’s better to ship DDP International shipping with duties and taxes prepaid Cross-border ecommerce is a highly competitive industry. There are many factors to consider when molding your online business into a well-respected and trusted store, and customer experience is one of the most critical. Some things customers often expect when they visit your...

HS tariff code classification meets machine learning

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Machine learning meets HS tariff code classification At Zonos, our team of industry and software experts is always working on ways to simplify cross-border trade. One aspect of this is ensuring that any business moving products across borders has those items properly classified. All countries use the same system to describe the products you sell called the Harmonized Code system. Having your...

Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet: Shipping into the EU

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Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - Shipping into the EU after Brexit Welcome to the fourth [and final] part of our Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet blog series! In this blog post, we will be tackling all you need to know about shipping to the European Union from outside of the EU including the United Kingdom, now that the UK has departed from the EU. Check out parts 1, 2, and 3 of the series: Part...

Post-Brexit cheat sheet: Shipping between the EU and the UK

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Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - Shipping between the EU and the UK after Brexit Welcome to part 3 of our Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet blog series! In this blog post, we will be tackling all you need to know about shipping between the European Union and the United Kingdom now that the UK has departed from the EU. Check out parts 1 and 2 of the series: Part 1: Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet...

Post-Brexit cheat sheet: Shipping into the UK

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Last updated on June 10th, 2021 - Shipping into the UK after Brexit Welcome to part 2 of the Post-Brexit shipping blog series! Online retailers outside of the UK or EU shipping to the UK, this post is for you! You may have read our previous blog post outlining the need-to-knows for the following types of shipments: Rest of world (ROW) → UK EU → UK; UK → EU ROW → EU This post will highlight in...

Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet

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Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - Post-Brexit shipping cheat sheet Welcome to Zonos’ Brexit cheat sheet blog series! This post is a quick breakdown of how Brexit affects imports and exports between and to the United Kingdom and the European Union. Look out for more upcoming, in-depth blog posts in this series! Brexit confusion There is a lot of confusion amongst not only online retailers...

Brexit: A challenge that is creating opportunities

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Last updated on March 19th, 2021 - Brexit: A challenge that is creating opportunities The Brexit challenge If you’re an ecommerce merchant shipping to the EU 🇪🇺 or UK 🇬🇧, Brexit has probably seemed like a dark cloud over your business. Following Brexit, people in the UK that order products online now find themselves paying duty, VAT, and other fees from EU member countries, and vice versa...

UK VAT changes after Brexit, what does it mean for my business?

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Last updated on March 19th, 2021 - UK updates VAT guidelines – post Brexit With the end of the Brexit transition period upon us, many merchants are scrambling to make sure they are prepared to continue selling goods into the UK 🇬🇧 without any issues. On January 1, 2021, the UK will be implementing a new VAT scheme, which will apply to any business that sells products into the UK. There is...

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