EORI/VAT number for international shipments
Would like the ability to have customer EORI or VAT number included in the international shipping documents
Thank you for your feedback!
This option is on the roadmap to be implemented soon. Due to Brexit requirements, this feature has been implemented for UK accounts. For UK users, the option to add EORI, VAT, and other Tax ID numbers is located in Settings > Shipping > International Settings. Once added to the account, you can then assign the EORI/TaxID number to shipments in the Customs section of the order.
While there is currently no automated way to add the TaxID numbers to shipments yet, this is also on the roadmap.
Luis Crespo TeeRico LLC commented
hey Brian - it's a lame bandaid but we literally put the EORI into one of our address fields to keep the shipments flowing
Brian S. Tactical Baby Gear commented
Any update on when this might be implemented? As we understand it, we must include the EORI# for shipments bound for the UK from the US, so without this update, we cannot ship to the UK via ShipStation. Please let us know if this is not correct, or if there is a workaround.
Steven G Taylor THONK LTD commented
I'd be keen to know what other services people are looking at, I don't have much trust they will get this right for selling into the EU in July 21 now. They can't even support me charging my customers in Euros if i'm based in the UK.
To add in my 2 cents...
Given the new requirements when shipping to the UK, a VAT number must be entered on the customs paperwork when shipping to the UK with a value under 135 British Pounds. The UK no longer bills the recipient for duties and taxes and requires that the SELLER pay those taxes on a quarterly basis through the HMRC.
So... for someone like me who ships for multiple stores, I need the functionality of entering invididual VAT numbers that are specific to the seller/store I am shipping for. Without the ability to add these VAT numbers to the customs paperwork, I have had to cut back on shipping to the UK... one of the top 4-5 international destinations for most shipping companies.
Its an absolute joke that ShipStation has this ability for UK based ShipStation users, but have not implemented on a global level. Its not like this requirement is "news" as it was talked about all 2nd half of last year about going effective January 1st, 2021.
Not only that, the EU is going to implement a very similar system in July of 2021 where a seller specific registration number will be needed to clear customs (bill duties/taxes) back to the seller.
ShipStation has really done its customers a disservice by pushing this update back with no apparent ETA as to when it will be implemented. Time to look for another service provider.
Looking at Settings>Shipping>International Settings, I see that we could potentially set our OWN EORI/TaxID number to appear on ALL International shipments.
But what is needed is the ability to upload the EORI/TaxID number of the RECIPIENT to a particular shipment that changes with each International shipment so they are responsible for additional duties and taxes. Essentially DDU (Incoterms 2010) or DAP (Incoterms 2020).
Super frustrating that our company has been waiting on this change for 4+ years. Shipstation controls ShipEngine...add the API call please. Sweetner: I'll buy you TacoDeli breakfast tacos.
Steven G Taylor THONK LTD commented
I think what they mean really is the UK accounts have been the live beta testers.
EveAnna Manley Manley Laboratories, Inc. commented
"Due to Brexit requirements, this feature has been implemented for UK accounts."
Please simply add it globally as the manual option is better than no option at all. Many countries have this requirement when shipping between them, Brexit is just a new instance of it.
Laura Hipps ShotKam commented
Will be required soon to have EORI number on invoice. We as the shipper send 95% of our packages DDP, we will need to have the capability to automate having the EORI and VAT number populate on each store/country.
Lance Shaner Omega Yeast Labs commented
The invoice shipstation creates for international orders has the option of putting the importer's/receivers TaxID of Vat#, but no way of uploading this information. It would help imensley during customs to have both our Tax ID number and the importers on this document.
Yes, madatory for us too! an update would be appreciated.
Mark Peat Peat and Sons ltd commented
I ship for multiple channels (ie companies) and therefore I need to be able to have VAT and EIRO numbers at Channel Level ie for each customer. With Brexit looming I dont want one company being monitored and becoming liable for any tax issues post-brexit.
Would appreciate if this can be added as this is vital for an international shipment to clear customs
Keya Spytec Inc commented
Having the ability to put your tax id or EORI number on the commerical invoices for all carries not only the onces provided on the intial set up now which include UPS, USPS, etc.
Also providing customers the options to edit these documents BEFORE the shipment has been selected to ship. Once you hit the ship button only then the commercial informations populates for you to edit it.
Levy Friedman AZsales commented
this is very critical for or business to ship packages with FedEx and be able to add the customer EORI or VAT number printed in the SHIP TO and SOLD TO section of the Commercial Invoice
Hope this can be done ASAP
Bdale Garbee Garbee and Garbee commented
This is something at least one of our European customers has asked for, too. Please implement some mechanism for including EORI numbers in customs paperwork.
This is a critical need for anyone doing a serious amount of International shipping. The the ability to have the customer EORI or VAT number printed in the SHIP TO and SOLD TO section of the Commercial Invoice that is generated for FedEx/UPS EEI filings is mandatory for high volume shippers. Surely there is an API that will allow you to pass this information through to be printed on the form.