Feature Request: Integration of Taxamo assure into the checkout for UK companies selling to EU

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amanda_drury
Tourist
8 0 49

I'm not sure how to put in a features request - please can someone tell me if this way doesn't work.

I have been looking into how as a small business I can improve the experience for my EU customers of purchasing from myself, post Brexit as a UK business.

Royal Mail have recommended a company called Taxamo assure which acts as a IOSS. They calculate and charge the customer VAT and pay it to the EU on our behalf without us having to fill in the VAT return. They charge £2 for each transaction. It sounds like the perfect solution but unless you are a shopify plus business one cannot get access to the Shopify checkout and do the API integration. The irony is if you are a shopify plus customer you will be big enough and it will be more cost effective to set up your own IOSS.

I have spoken to support about this who have suggested that I put in a feature request. So here it is. If more people can also express an interest in this feature it may have more chance of being implemented and go somewhere to ease the Brexit headache of doing business with the EU.

 

 

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Candi_Q
Excursionist
16 0 16

Hi @Dbaca 

 

I still don't have an ISSO number and have not heard back from anyone at Crossborderit after emailing the support email address. I'm a bit surprised as everyone else seems to have had great support thus far.

Can you shed any light on this?

 

Thanks,

Candice

Dbaca
Pathfinder
151 0 39
He tax system has been down for a few days which has caused some delays. We are working to get the numbers together when it is back up and running.
Christian48
Excursionist
19 0 12

Hi @Dbaca , I'm still confused about the .csv file. Does the sales amount figure include shipping? Reason I ask is VAT is charged on shipping too.

Curb_Wear
Excursionist
14 0 17

Thanks for sharing this. When uploading the orders, do you convert to EURO? I charge in Pounds but it requires the sale and VAT amount to be in EURO.

Also pricing, it starts from €1 per shipment, have you found it to be this price for most of your orders? 
Dbaca
Pathfinder
151 0 39
I can Answer this direct from Crossborderit. The price per transaction is 1€ for IOSS.
pandroid
New Member
2 0 0

Hi @Dbaca,

The pricing information you share here contradicts the response I got from your support@ email address.

I asked:

Let's say I ship a package that contains £20 worth of goods and the shipping cost is £7.50 to a destination that has a 21% VAT rate.
 
So, goods and shipping total = £27.50
21% VAT charged on that total of goods + shipping total = £5.76
Total charged to the customer = £33.26
 
What is the cost of clearing this package through your service?
 
Is it:  1 EUR + 5% of £5.76 (VAT charged for this order?) = 1 EUR + £0.288
(plus the monthly fee of 19.99 EUR?)

And the response I got was a one-line:

This looks sound as a calculation.

So, which one is correct - 1 EUR per package you are advertising here or 1 EUR + 5% fees on VAT charged that your email support folks tell us?

Thanks.

ShirleyScott
Tourist
3 0 0

Is there any news on the CBIT integration with Shopify?

Dbaca
Pathfinder
151 0 39
We have four customers testing now so hopefully it will be done soon.
ShirleyScott
Tourist
3 0 0
Hi Dbaca
That is great news to hear people are testing an integration for Taxamo on Shopify. Please advise as soon as it is released. Do you have an idea when that might be?
Best wishes
Shirley
Dbaca
Pathfinder
151 0 39
We have several customers in Beta now so we will roll it out fairly soon . I am of course relying on my programers.