Imposing direct customs on hundred thousands of packages exchanged every day between the EU and the UK will drastically impact cross-border e-commerce after the transition period ending 31st Decemeber 2020.
After the transition period, Brexit will increase handling and transportation costs for cross-border e-commerce as well as negatively impact your end-customer experience – prepare your business now.
If you are a UK or EU seller with significant cross-border volume you should consider opening a second fulfillment center to avoid customs clearance of each individual package. The exact break-even point depends on your products and order structure and should be assessed for each individual case.
The ideal location for your second fulfillment center should be close to your end-customers, thus depends on your individual sales footprint. In general, the following two scenarios could be applied as a rule of thumb:
everstox can match you with pre-selected warehousing providers on both sides of the English channel and offers a technology for managing operations at multiple logistics providers in one system