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“What is IOSS? Can I use IOSS? Where to find an IOSS intermediary? What are the IOSS costs? Why would I use IOSS?”
Shopify Community is full of IOSS-related questions but lacks good answers. We are covering the most frequently asked questions here.
Shopify is an easy-to-use online sales platform and it shines when it comes to international sales. Most of the required functionalities for cross-border sales are built-in. Unfortunately, IOSS is one of the few features Shopify simply cannot provide.
What is IOSS?
IOSS in a nutshell:
- For deliveries from outside of the EU
- For orders valued under 150€
- The seller must be registered for IOSS to take advantage of the scheme
- EU Intermediary is required for companies outside the EU
- B2C only
- Monthly reporting and payment of VAT
The Import One-Stop-Shop (IOSS) is a simplified VAT collection and reporting solution for goods delivered from outside of the EU to EU end customers. It improves customer experience by facilitating single-action purchases and faster customs handling.
The IOSS facilitates the collection, declaration, and payment of VAT for sellers that are making distance sales of imported goods to buyers in the EU. The IOSS also makes the process easier for the buyer, who is only charged at the time of purchase, and therefore does not face any surprise fees when the goods are delivered. If the seller is not registered in the IOSS, the buyer has to pay the VAT separately at the arrival of goods and usually a customs clearance fee charged by the transporter.
Why would I use IOSS?
IOSS improves customer experience and satisfaction, and it reduces delivery times. With IOSS, your customers do not need to hassle with local customs or face any surprising fees at arrival, everything is paid at your checkout.
IOSS deliveries do not stop at customs ensuring acceptable delivery times. IOSS is not tied to any logistics operator, it gives you the freedom to choose your preferred delivery partners!
Who can register for IOSS?
EU companies and non-EU legal entities can register for IOSS. Non-EU companies require an intermediary to be able to use the solution.
A non-EU registering party must be a legal entity (a company, a registered private entrepreneur, or similar). A legal entity registration documentation is always required.
How can I find an IOSS intermediary?
You already found it! EAS acts as an intermediary for non-EU sellers. It takes around 20 minutes to register a company for IOSS. EAS has no starting fees or monthly fees!
What are the IOSS costs?
EAS has transparent transaction-based pricing. EAS charges 1,25€ per IOSS order, without starting fees or monthly fees.
EAS fee includes:
- IOSS registration
- IOSS intermediary service
- EAS Shopify app
- Assisted app installation
- EU VAT calculator
- IOSS reporting
- IOSS filing
How to get started?
Starting is made easy!
- Book a 15-minute IOSS registration meeting here
- Install the Shopify app or let EAS handle the installation
- Follow EAS instructions on how to register IOSS number with your logistics partners.
- Start selling to the EU!
Detailed IOSS information can be found here (EU commission):
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