What does cross-border delivery entails?

When you start delivering internationally there are some known and unknown factors that you should know about. Do you, for example, choose a postal network or a third party? Below you will find information about this process.


International cross-border laws


The international laws for ecommerce are still in development so being up-to-date is vital if you want to trade cross-border. Those laws are mostly bound by jurisdiction. For this reason it is really important to know the laws for online trade in the countries that you want to trade to. As an online retailer you have the obligation to inform. This means you have to share some of your companies information, chamber of commerce registration number and VAT identification number for example. Transparency on delivery costs and expected transit time and delivery date is not required, but it is highly recommended. According to European laws a customer has the right to return goods within 14 days of purchase. This, however is not the case in all countries in Europe, exotic animals for example. Other rules consists of what can and cannot be send. This is also dependent on the country. But there are some goods that are prohibited to be send in general.

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