You don’t need a European warehouse!

Why spent a ton of money, time and resources managing two operations, double stock and additional European partners? Registrations, thresholds, clearances, customs and tax authorities can hold a big draw when you want to grow in a European market. Why would you need a European warehouse for your ecommerce shipments into Europe? Especially when you…

Expanding your retail presence into Europe

​For retailers, expanding to European markets holds a big draw. As you might have guessed, it’s more complicated than putting something in Google translate and getting international shipping packaging. Is your company up to the daunting task of expanding to a whole new market? We sat down with the founder of GO EU Commerce, Jordie…

Soon all cross-border commercial items will be taxable from the first cent. Are you ready?

Great article by Luca Cassetti (Director of EU Public affairs) in e-commerce Europe explaining the double-digit growth in cross-border commercial items, challenges for postal administrations, CEP (Courier, Express and Parcel) service providers and customs authorities and the enormous challenges. More than ¾ of all commercial items weigh less than 2 kg and are valued at…

New European rules on VAT for e-commerce adopted

The Council adopted new rules making it easier for online businesses to comply with VAT obligations. Part of the EU’s ‘digital single market’ strategy, the proposals are aimed at facilitating the collection of VAT when consumers buy goods and services online. “This revamp of the rules will make our VAT system fit for the digital…