Configure landed cost calculations

Learn how to adjust landed cost calculation methods in Dashboard.

In Dashboard, users can adjust the landed cost calculation methods by setting a default country of origin (COO) or Harmonized System code (HS code), adding a landed cost buffer, and setting up country-specific tax IDs.

Access the landed cost settings 

In Dashboard, you can set a default COO, an HS code, and add a landed cost buffer. Also, you can set up your country-specific tax ID, e.g. AU GST, EU VAT, UK VAT, etc. Contact us for additional information.

Default country of origin or HS code

Either the default COO or HS code is used when the value of the good is not provided in the landed cost calculations. We recommend selecting the COO or HS code that is most commonly used when exporting goods. Plugins for Zonos Landed Cost and Checkout will automatically pull the COO or HS code from your ecommerce platform. If you integrate the Checkout API or Landed Cost API, you can pass the values dynamically.

If your COO or HS codes are not integrated with your product catalog, you can use Zonos Catalog to upload these item attributes. The landed cost calculation will then be able to use the appropriate item attributes uploaded in Catalog for each product.

See the import duty document to learn more about how the COO and HS code can impact the landed cost calculation.

Add a buffer to a landed cost calculation

You can configure a general buffer to the landed cost calculation by adding either a percentage or a flat amount in the buffers section in Dashboard. The calculated amount will increase by the same amount that is entered for the buffer. For instance, a two percent (2%) buffer on a 100 USD landed cost calculation will add two (2) USD to the calculated amount.

Buffer settings will adjust any landed cost calculations, including Checkout or the Landed Cost API.

Next steps

  • Shipment rating - Connect carriers, modify service levels, and customize calculated rates.
  • Accuracy - Learn more about Zonos' commitment to an accurate landed cost.
  • Availability - Discover the available import countries supported by Zonos for landed cost calculations.

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How do I adjust my landed cost settings?

You can manage all your settings using Dashboard. Only those who have a Zonos account can access Dashboard.

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