Brexit Impacts to Sales and Shipping

Quick update for all customers to see how Brexit changes may impact their shipping. For any support after reading this article email jae@prototypist.net

The TL:DR for this update is that most things will continue as normal from a customer perspective

OUR NEW CUSTOMS AND DUTY SYSTEM IS NOW ENABLED (ZONOS POP-UP APP) ALLOWING EU CUSTOMERS TO PAY DUTIES AND TAXES AT THE TIME OF SALE AT CHECKOUT. 

UK Customers - No impact, sales and shipping continues as normal

Customers not in the UK or EU (EU = European Union) - No impact, sales and shipping continues as normal

Customers in the EU (EU = European Union) - Please check carefully to determine what the impacts may be depending on your order status:

 

 When did you Order When is it Shipping Impact Status
In 2020 In 2020 No Impact - all orders shipped N/A
In 2020 In 2021 VAT paid at time of sale - customer will not experience VAT at time of delivery (see note 1 for more details) Live
In 2021 In 2021  Item will be sold without VAT, but VAT and Duty will be calculated and charged at import. Customers can opt in to pay VAT/Duty in advance at checkout via Zonos app (see note 2 for more details) Live

 

 

Note 1:
Customers who ordered in 2020 and have the item shipped in 2021 will not incur VAT or Duty at the time of shipping. This will be billed back to Prototypist if applicable, and delivery will take place as normal. This will be achieved by shipping all items as 'Duty and Taxes Paid' with DHL, rather than the standard 'Delivery at Place'. Shipping items in this manner puts the exporting company as the responsible party for any fees raised during import to EU countries. 

 

Note 2:
Zonos applet has been implemented for EU customers to keep things as seamless as possible. You will see prices excluding VAT, and add them to your cart as such. However, Zonos will calculate the duties and VAT you would have to pay and provide the option to add them to your cart at checkout. This means you are paying the same as you would have done in 2020, but with an extra step. Packages will then be shipped as 'Duties and Taxes Paid' as per Note 1.