Solving cross-border eCommerce problems between the EU and the UK

By now, you’re probably well aware that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union has created some problems for merchants doing business between the EU and the UK.

One of the biggest issues is dealing with shipping and customs regulations. Prime Penguin can help you bypass some of the most common shipping problems, but there are still other issues you need to be aware of. Let’s take a look at some of the most important things you need to know.


eCommerce owners face many shipping problems when selling products to the UK

You’re an eCommerce owner who’s looking to expand your business into the UK. Great idea! But before you can start selling your products, you need to solve a few cross-border e-commerce problems.

First of all, you need to be aware of the different shipping regulations between the EU and the UK. For example, you’ll need to mark your packages with a unique code called an “International Trade Item Number” or ITN.

UK has different VAT (Value-Added Tax) rates than other countries in the EU. This can be tricky for business owners who aren’t familiar with the system. We offer integrations with all of the major eCommerce platforms, we have a fast-to-market solution, and we can help you with your VAT issue during the implementation.

These shipping problems can be bypassed with the help of Prime Penguin

You’re an eCommerce owner who’s looking to start selling products in the UK.

For one, make sure that you’re complying with any regulations that are specific to cross-border eCommerce. You also need to be aware of the potential shipping problems that can occur and have a plan in place for how to bypass them.

Luckily, there’s the Prime Penguin. We can help you to connect with 3PLs in UK, and solve all of your cross-border eCommerce needs, from compliance and shipping to VAT registration and integrations. Get your business up and running in no time, so you can focus on what you do best – selling great products to customers.

Prime Penguin can help with VAT in the UK, easy integrations, and fast-to-market strategies

It can be tricky doing business across borders, but with Prime Penguin, it’s easy. Only one connection, one interface, make it simple to get your products onto the UK market fast. Plus, with our fast-to-market strategies, you’ll be up and running in no time.

That means you can store your goods in a UK-based fulfillment center, and we’ll take care of the rest. So why not give Prime Penguin a try? We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

Multi-warehousing help eCommerce keep their goods in a UK-based fulfillment center

When selling products to the UK from the EU, you can bypass the most common shipping problems and keep your goods in a UK-based fulfilment centre. Some benefits of doing so:

  • Store your goods in a UK-based fulfilment centre – This will help you avoid customs delays and taxes, as well as long delivery times.
  • Gain benefits from multi-warehousing – With multi-warehousing, you can store your products in different fulfilment centres around the world. This will help you optimise your shipping and delivery times, as well as save on storage costs.
  • Benefit from fast-to-market – With Prime Penguin’s help, you can get your products onto the shelves of British retailers quickly and easily. We have years of experience in the eCommerce space and know how to get your products to market fast.
  • Enjoy hassle-free VAT registrations – We’ll take care of all your VAT registrations for you, so you can focus on running your business. This includes setting up your accounts and filing the correct paperwork.

Prime Penguin, with one simple connection, solve all common cross-border eCommerce problems and logistic concerns and get your products into the hands of British consumers quickly and easily.

Ship from your EU warehouse to a UK 3PL

Prime Penguin, our easy integrations and fast-to-market solutions make it easy for you to get your products to British consumers, with one interface, you can see all your multiple stores and 3PLs, and keep your stock optimized. 

As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You shouldn’t have to worry about VAT, too. That’s where Prime Penguin comes in. We can set up and maintain VAT with 3PLs in different systems, so you can focus on your business.

We’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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We are already excited to show you the future of logistics!

Max Ericsson

Technical Account Manager