Taxes and duties are a major challenge for international commerce for both buyers and merchants. Buyers tend to be frustrated if there is an additional charge upon the reception of the goods while merchants find it overwhelming to put in place the right taxes and duties calculation rules to display to the buyers a fully landed cost.
Here is how Glopal helps you with these challenging topics.
Shipping DDP with Glopal
Glopal offers its customers a parcel forwarding shipping service which is a DDP shipping service meaning that all the taxes and duties are calculated upfront and displayed to the buyer in the checkout.
When the buyer receives the parcel, she doesn't need to pay anything upon the reception of the goods, all the costs have been covered upfront.
This is the ultimate way of ensuring great buyer experience.
For sellers who don't use the Glopal Parcel Forwarding service, Glopal handles the European Value Added Tax (VAT). For shipments under 150 EUR made from outside the EU to the EU as well as for all the shipments to France, the EU VAT is calculated and collected upfront. This means that for these goods the buyer doesn't need to pay the VAT upon their reception.
If any custom duties are due, the buyer will need to pay them upon the reception of the goods.