Dropshipping from EU to Norway

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vutvi
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4 Mar 15 08:10:14 pm
Hi,

Just sent this text to the norwegian customs office. Maybe somebody in the forum already know the answer? :)

The norwegian version:

Vi er i startfasen av å opprette en nettbutikk hvor vi ikke vil holde eget varelager. Våre leverandører befinner seg utenlands (dog i EU om relevant), og vil videre sende (dropshippe) varer direkte til kunde i Norge. Varer vil ha en større verdi enn 350 NOK.

Hvordan kan dette løses uten at våre kunder blir “skadelidende”? Vi ønsker naturlig nok at leveransen skal gå “glatt” fra utsendelse fra leverandør til mottatt hos sluttbruker. Moms, lang levering grunnet fortollling etc. skal ikke være elementer kunde må forholde seg til.

Er det mulig å ta betaling ink MVA ved kjøp i nettbutikk, hvorpå vi (selger) så betaler MVA via en tollkredittkonto? Finnes det andre løsninger?


The english version:

We are in the initial phase of creating an online store where we will not keep our own stock. Our suppliers are located abroad (in the EU if relevant), and will forward (dropship) goods directly to customer in Norway. Goods will have a greater value than 350 NOK.

How can this be resolved without our customers being "harmed"? We want the deliveries to go "smoothly" from dispatch from supplier to received by the end user. Tax, long delivery time etc. should not be issues customer must adhere to.

Is it possible to charge payment ink VAT in online store, whereupon we (seller) pay VAT via "tax credit account"? Are there other solutions?



Hopefully some of you other guys/ ladies have already solved this one! :)

//V

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4 Mar 15 10:38:11 pm
Not one I can personally help with unfortunately, I think getting the info from the authorities is the way to go :)


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vutvi
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7 Mar 15 09:14:09 pm
Aiaiai,

Just received my answer from the customs office... Basically they tell me Norway is not ment for the dropshipping business model, at least not when the supplier is located outside our country.

Answer from customs office:

The model you sketch is a method that is becoming increasingly common, but Customs has no special arrangements for this type of business. One might think that a simple way would be to send the invoice to you with shipping address your customers. At present this is not an acceptable solution to Customs who are required to control the movement of goods. The ability to control disappears if you have separate billing and receiver.

The best advice we can give you is that the goods are shipped and invoiced from abroad to you, and you do the customs clearance. In this case you will need to forward the goods to your customers along with the invoice.

Delivery time will not suffer under this method. As soon as you receive notification of goods arrival, you or your freight forwarder do customs clearance, and the goods is forwarded to your customer the same day.




It is really a pity since Norway is one of the countries with the highest average ecommerce consumption per resident each year. Ok, we only have a population about 5 million, but the market is screaming for a lot of products!

Well, it's not supposed to be easy! Hopefully the rules will change in the future, until then I might be better off focusing on the overpopulated american marked. :)

I guess I could find the info in Salehoo, but i'll ask anyway. To dropship in USA I suppose I will need some kind of licence? How do I get this?

Thanks in advance! :)

//V

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10 Mar 15 12:59:05 am
Not all drop shippers will require a tax id, but some do certainly. Just explain to them that you're from Norway and they will usually accept a local form of tax id without any problems

Cheers


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