How does Brexit affect e-commerce?

Shipping

It is expected that if you are already shipping outside of the European Union, you have most likely already implemented the appropriate setup for Brexit. However, if you only ship within the European Union at the moment, you may want to get started on entering the required details ahead of Brexit if you intend on shipping to or from the European Union after January 1st, 2021.

*Parcels may be returned to the sender if the required information is missing.

The information should be already present or implemented if:

  1. You want to ship outside of England, Scotland, Wales (Great Britain) to the European Union. This also means that shipping to Northern Ireland will now be seen as shipping abroad.

  2. You want to ship to England, Scotland, Wales (Great Britain) from the European Union. This also means that shipping from Northern Ireland will now be seen as shipping abroad.

Channel Integrations

Channel

Required Change

Due Date

eBay

eBay to require VAT rates on all UK and EU sites when listing items*

1 March 2021

Amazon

No foreseen changes – VAT rates for EU/UK sites have always been required by default

N/A

Fruugo

Redesign of tax handling by Linnworks required – specifics to be determined

1 January 2021

Etsy

TBD

TBD

Cdiscount

TBD

TBD

Real.de

TBD

TBD

Rakuten.fr

TBD

TBD

Newegg

TBD

TBD

Fnac

TBD

TBD

Invoices

With the requirement of VAT being displayed on listings for EU/UK sites for select marketplaces, invoice changes will also be required.

Technical Support

As always, the Rapid Pack team is on standby to help you with any concerns, and helping your business prepare for Brexit is no exception. Please reach out to our team via Live Chat, Phone, or Support Ticket if you need some additional support or have questions on how to implement these changes into your Rapid Pack account.

Published On: January 3, 2021 / Categories: Advice /

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