PostNord and e-commerce platform partner on VAT-free delivery

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PostNord customers placing new orders the e-commerce platform Wish will no longer have to pay VAT or any handling fee upon the arrival of parcels to Sweden.

The VAT declaration will be made immediately upon arrival in Sweden, with the entire process handled by PostNord and Wish. Customers shopping from Wish will receive their goods more quickly with prepaid VAT and do not need to pay a handling fee to PostNord.

Wish will collect the VAT upon purchase, placing a special label on the packages and paying a handling fee to PostNord. Electronic information about the items will be also be sent to PostNord. Upon arrival in Sweden, the label is scanned, and with prepaid VAT, the shipment can be VAT-declared immediately and, after approval by the customs office, forwarded to the recipient.

Peter Hesslin, head of solutions at PostNord Sweden, said, “I am very pleased that PostNord and Wish have been able to provide a solution that handles VAT immediately upon purchase.

“This makes it considerably cheaper and smoother for the consumer, while at the same time we can avoid a complicated and labor-intensive handling for those shipments originating from outside the EU Customs Union.

“We hope that more international e-retailers will implement this solution. It would benefit the growing e-commerce, while more consumers would be able to trade much more smoothly and at significantly lower costs,” added Hesslin.

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