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Post-Brexit cheat sheet: Shipping into the UK

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

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

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?

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...

Introducing Zonos Dashboard

Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - Introducing Zonos Dashboard We’re happy to announce that our new Dashboard, previously in beta, is finally rolling out to wider availability. This new Dashboard will serve as a new, unified web experience to manage your Zonos account settings and orders with our new feature packed Dashboard. You can access the new Dashboard at Why create a new Dashboard? The...

What’s new with Indonesia’s taxation law

Last updated on April 7th, 2021 - What’s new with Indonesia’s taxation law As an international retailer selling to Indonesia 🇮🇩, if you sell over 600 million rupiah (IDR) annually or if your website traffic exceeds 12,000 per year, you may be appointed by the Indonesia Director-General of Tax as a VAT collector. As of August 1, 2020, the Indonesian government does not clearly state...

What do I need to know about the LGPD Brazil general data protection law?

Last updated on March 12th, 2021 - What is Brazil LGPD? Modeled closely after the EU’s GDPR, Brazil is the latest country to pass personal privacy legislation called the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) or the General Data Protection Law in 2018. The LGPD establishes guidelines on how companies can collect, store, handle, and share the personal data of Brazilians. Businesses and...

Reinventing an industry with a new website

Last updated on May 20th, 2020 - Today, we are excited to share the launch of our new Zonos dot com website! There were three main challenges we faced with this project: How do we explain landed cost when many don’t fully understand its complexities? By what means can we show we’re different? Any other company claiming they calculate landed cost isn’t doing it right. Can we...

Top 4 reasons why online retailers struggle to sell internationally

Last updated on October 28th, 2020 - Are you an online retailer pulling your hair out over international orders? You’re not alone! The top 4 reasons why online retailers struggle to sell internationally include: Calculating duty and taxes Managing country rules and regulations Offering shipping options Localizing your store’s website With 95% of the world’s consumers living...

What is an HS Code?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 - Decoding harmonized codes Sounds like you’re ready to take your business global but as you get started, you run into new terms that have you scratching your head. One of the first things someone will ask you is if you have HS or harmonized codes for your product. Unlike the complicated, technical definitions you may see when googling this term, we’ll be giving...

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