How Brexit has impacted the UK eCommerce industry
The EU is a major market for UK eCommerce business growth. In 2020, UK exports to the EU were worth £251 billion (42% of all UK exports).
Exporting to Europe after Brexit poses new challenges, since every single shipment from the UK to the EU has to be treated as an international export/import shipment – requiring additional time and money spent on customs declarations & documentation, import inspections, Brexit shipping surcharges, EU taxes and duties to be paid prior to delivery, and managing unhappy customers.
Exports from the UK to EU plunged 68% the month after Brexit regulations went into effect. Many UK eCommerce businesses continue to avoid selling products into the EU due to the added time, costs, and headaches posed by Brexit.
Exporting to Europe after Brexit
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution for UK eCommerce brands to get around Brexit challenges and continue to sell and ship products to customers in the EU. By partnering with an EU-based fulfillment centre, such as Autofulfil in Ireland, many of the barriers of selling into Europe after Brexit are eliminated.
The process is simple
Why fulfill UK eCommerce orders from Ireland?
When it comes to fulfilling and shipping online orders from the UK to the EU after Brexit, Ireland is the perfect gateway to Europe for UK-based eCommerce brands.
Ireland’s status as an EU member state and our close proximity to the UK means the low inventory freight importing costs into the EU.
Our longstanding relationships, shared native English language, and shared cultural characteristics make Irish and UK companies a natural fit for successful business partnerships.
Benefits of fulfilling UK to EU orders with Autofulfil
Faster and lower cost delivery to EU customers
Less time spent dealing with customs clearance
Autofulfil’s European eCommerce fulfillment services
Autofulfil provides full-service fulfillment solutions, so you can chill while we fulfill. Our fulfillment services include:
Other benefits of EU order fulfillment with Autofulfil
From your store, to our warehouse floor, to your customer’s door
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