Selling to the EU just got easier and cheaper!

Selling to the EU just got easier and cheaper…

Whether you intend to use IOSS or not, we can help with your EU delivery and returns.

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On 1st July 2021, the €22 VAT threshold (De Minimis) exemption on goods imported to the EU was removed.

This means that ALL commercial goods imported to the EU are now subject to VAT – regardless of value.

Find out the EU Import Customs Requirements

So, what does this mean?

• VAT has to be charged based on the customer’s location
• VAT has to be declared for customs clearance
• VAT returns have to be submitted

You might be thinking that this has made shipping to the EU even more complex, BUT there are ways you can make it easier, here’s how…

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WEBINAR with InternetRetailing:

Selling to the EU is about to get easier (and cheaper!)

In this webinar, we were joined by SimplyVAT to discuss the new EU VAT requirements and look at how you can make it easier – and cheaper – to ship parcels to and from the EU including:

  • An overview of the new EU rules around VAT
  • What it means to eCommerce sellers
  • Clarity on the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) and its benefits
  • How to apply for a Duty Deferment Account
  • The advantages of one-stop-shop delivery and returns

Bobbie Ttooulis

Group Marketing Director, GFS

Alex Wyatt

Global Projects Manager, SimplyVAT.com

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1. Import One Stop Shop (IOSS)

The EU has introduced an electronic portal where you can register to get a single VAT IOSS ID number that applies to distance sales in all 27 EU countries. This will enable you to collect, declare and account for VAT and pay your bill directly to the EU Tax Authorities via a periodic tax return – for goods up to the value of €150*.

This will simplify the collection, declaration, and payment of VAT for distance sales to EU customers and potentially avoid additional carrier fees for VAT clearance.

What are the key benefits of the new IOSS?

• Ease and simplicity: You’ll get a single EU IOSS VAT ID number that will cover VAT registration in all of the 27 EU member states
• A positive experience for customers: Customers will have complete VAT cost transparency at the moment of purchase
• Improved cash flow: VAT payments can be made monthly directly to EU tax authorities

Whether you intend to use IOSS or not, we can help with your EU delivery and returns.

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2. Duty Deferment Account

A Duty Deferment Account allows you to postpone payment of customs duty, excise duty and VAT by up to 46 days so you can pay fees for all shipments once a month by Direct Debit rather than per consignment at the point of import.

This helps shipments clear customs quickly, so parcels can be delivered faster, and it also saves you time and money, and helps you better manage cash flow.

You can apply for a Duty Deferment Account here

3. One Stop Shop Delivery and Returns

As well as the Import One Stop Shop for VAT, GFS can provide everything you need for delivery and returns!

From finding the best and most cost-effective international shipping services, to technology that calculates Duties & Taxes, generates electronic Customs documents and manages paperless global returns – you can get everything you need in one place!

GFS International eCommerce Service

Access the widest network of global carriers through just one dynamic delivery service.

Using super-smart routing technology, we route each parcel to the best performing, cost-effective carrier service. So, all you need to do is choose from 1 of 3 service level options – Express, Plus and Economy – and we do the rest! GFS International eCommerce Services supports all delivery options to the EU and ROW, including Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Delivered At Place (DAP) and Import One Stop Shop (IOSS)..

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GFS Technology

A complete toolkit of technology solutions that simplifies the complexity of new EU customs processes to take away the pain of cross-border delivery.

GFS Checkout

  • Offers customers a wide range of flexible delivery options at the checkout
  • Automatically calculate Duties & Taxes and supports DDU (Deliver Duty Unpaid) and DDP (Deliver Duty Paid) delivery options

GFS Selector

  • Multi-carrier parcel labelling with automatically generated tracking
  • With Paperless Trade for electronic customs documentation

GFS Global Returns

  • Paperless returns portal with 200+ returns services, 320,000 drop points and 35 languages
  • Electronic customs declarations for inbound duty relief

Want to see our Technology in action? Watch our live demo!

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We’re on a mission to make EU selling easier than ever.

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Selling to the EU is about to get easier and cheaper – Webinar

Selling to the EU is about to get easier and cheaper – Webinar

Find out everything you need to know about EU VAT changes from 1st July – and how you can save time and money!
Watch our Webinar with Internet Retailing and Simply VAT to get:

  • An understanding of the changes announced by the EU commission
  • What this means for online sellers
  • Clarity on the Import One Stop Shop scheme and how it will work
  • How to take advantage of these changes to save time and money, and improve customer delivery experience

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2021-09-01T09:39:17+00:00June 25th, 2021|

eBook: Overcoming cross-border ecommerce delivery challenges

Cut out the complexity of international ecommerce shipping

The world has become one big shopping mall, where customers can buy anything, from anywhere, at any time – and they expect this same level of convenience when it comes to delivery. With millions of prospective shoppers, shipping internationally is a no-brainer, however it can also be quite complicated and costly without the right strategy.

So, to help you understand and overcome some of the major crossborder delivery obstacles, we’ve put together this simple guide.

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2021-06-14T13:31:55+00:00May 25th, 2021|

Selling to the EU just got easier and cheaper

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Just one last step and you can access:

• Your Post-Brexit Survival Guide

• EU Customs Cheat Sheet

• EU VAT and Import One Stop Shop FAQs

• Webinar: How to make cross-border shipping friction-free

– with LIVE DEMO of technology to simplify EU delivery & returns

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How to make cross-border delivery friction-free

How to make cross-border delivery friction-free

Join us for a webinar with Tamebay, we show you how you can simplify shipping and returns to the EU – and beyond – including live demo of GFS Checkout, GFS Selector and GFS Global Returns Pro!

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2021-09-09T14:40:23+00:00May 11th, 2021|

GFS and Tamebay Webinar – Coronavirus: Getting back to work

GFS and Tamebay Webinar – Coronavirus: Getting back to work

GFS Group Marketing Director, Bobbie Ttooulis joined Tamebay to walk you through the impact of the past few months, how the high street has changed, probably forever, and how you can win and be successful as the rest of the year unfolds.

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2021-09-01T11:47:05+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

Webinar with Avalara: Cracking into the USA eCommerce market

Webinar with Avalara: Cracking into the USA eCommerce market

58% of online retailers see Delivery & Taxes as the #1 barrier to US growth

In a recent survey across 1,000+ UK online sellers*, 64% see the USA as the biggest opportunity for eCommerce sales. As we head for Brexit, now more than ever UK sellers are looking beyond the EU to markets like the US for cross-border growth, but are being hampered by the complexities of delivery and taxes.

Watch our webinar “Cracking into the USA eCommerce market” with global tax experts Avalara to get the practical facts and valuable insights so you can succeed in these areas and remove the barriers to growth.

What will I learn?

  • How to avoid delays with US Customs
  • Getting the final mile delivery right for the US consumer
  • Managing returns and how to make it easy
  • Staying compliant in the US with overseas sales transactions

To find out more about Avalara, click here.

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Optimise every parcel, every time, everywhere

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2021-09-01T13:15:55+00:00August 13th, 2019|

How can we help you grow sales in the USA?

How can we help you grow sales in the USA?

We hope you enjoyed our eBook “How to crack into the USA eCommerce market and build your strategy for success.”

Why not talk to one of our expert partners for more in-depth guidance and advice on a focus area of your choice.

Simply fill in the form below and we would be happy to arrange an introduction:

2021-08-02T12:02:52+00:00June 26th, 2019|

How can we help?

Contact us to find out how GFS multi-carrier services and technology can help you open up the opportunity of marketplace selling and you’ll also receive our latest tipsheet:

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2021-08-02T12:01:56+00:00June 26th, 2019|
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