Everything Dinosaur Offers New Tracked Postal Service for EU Customers
For the UK, the Brexit transition period comes to an end at 11pm GMT (midnight Central European Standard Time) on the 31st December (2020). The UK has already formally left the European Union, this took place at 11pm (GMT) on the 31st January 2020 (midnight Central European Standard Time), however, a period of eleven months was granted in order to help all parties prepare for the change.
At the end of the transition period, the rules which apply to non-EU imports will be extended to EU items. Similarly, the European Union will treat UK imports as it does non-EU imports today.
The UK Leaves the European Union Transition Period at 11pm on 31st December
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What Does This Mean for Everything Dinosaur Customers in Europe?
Items sent in the post to customers in the European Union will be affected. However, Everything Dinosaur has been working with the highly respected OCS Worldwide, the global courier and logistics network to minimise any potential customer inconvenience.
Now that the UK has left the European Union/customs union, firms supplying European customers can offer two types of mail order parcel delivery:
- The buyer pays VAT and any duties and this may include a carding fee (administration fee). This is termed Delivery at Place (DAP), sometimes referred to as DDU.
- The seller ensures that the customer pays the appropriate VAT rate for their country at the point of purchase but the seller picks up any additional costs, tariffs and duties. This is termed Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).
Everything Dinosaur Will Offer Delivery Duty Paid (DDP)
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Offering a Variety of Postage Services
For the vast majority of EU member states, Everything Dinosaur is able to make use of a special airmail service for small items, but customers will also be able select a fully tracked, rapid delivery service which places the emphasis on Everything Dinosaur (the seller), to take care of customs duties and any customs clearance fees.
Depending on the country of destination, Everything Dinosaur customers will have a range of postage options available to them:
- Special Airmail below £20 incl. shipping (3-5 Working Days) Duty Exempt
- Special Airmail below £20 incl. shipping (4-7 Working Days) Duty Exempt
- Tracked (3-5 Working Days) Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)
- Tracked (4-7 Working Days) Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)
Other companies, whether based in Europe or in the UK may not offer such a high quality service. They may be relying on import VAT, customs duties and any customs clearance fees to be collected by the receiving designated operator using the Delivery Duties Unpaid (DDU) process prior to delivery. Ultimately, before a customer can receive their parcel they may be asked to pay extra duties plus a hefty administration fee.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“It is our intention to make it easy for buyers, with Everything Dinosaur taking responsibility for the import costs and duties. By offering a Delivery Duty Paid service, our customers can be confident that their orders will be received without any nasty surprises. We have done all we can to help our customers and to make shopping with Everything Dinosaur easier than ever.”
The new Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) postage option offers terrific value for customers as well as peace of mind. This new delivery option is typical of the high standards expected of Everything Dinosaur customer service.