We just got the Royal Mail Integration Update email regarding having to provide Tariff codes and Country of origin for outside EU shipments.
I would presume that most Linnworks users list to Amazon so already have a ISO 2 country code set as an attribute for country of origin as you can submit that to Amazon in your listings.
I would make a suggestion that Linnworks write a backend conversion for the Royal Mail integration that will automatically take a attribute with the ISO 2 code and convert it to the ISO 3 code for submission to Royal Mail as that means linnworks users don't have to have basically the same information in two separate attributes ( 1 x ISO 2 code for Amazon 1 x ISO 3 code for Royal Mail Shipments)
Well linnworks shot down what I thought was a good idea
"Thank you for your email.
I am afraid that is not something which is considered to be practically convenient to achieve.
We recommend to import CountryCode for each SKU in bulk:
I have just got the updated Royal Mail terms of service booklet and the requirement for entry is now 1st January 2019.
For most with the Christmas peak I am assuming will mean implementation this year as it does for us, but hte rush to be done by April is now gone
That's true but some countries are already requesting this extra information and not having it can lead to delays in delivery.
We've been running tests on it today including that it now prints out the CN22 for you with detailed description of each item.
I'm going to have to talk to RM on how detailed it really needs to be as say for example if we sold sex toys (we don't but just using it as an example)
You wouldn't want on the CN22 form
1 x XYZ - Sex toy
1 x XYZ Blow up doll sex toy
Adam I wasn't aware countries were already requesting this information
Do you know which ones / or do you know of any information online where you can get this?
Depending on which countries I might need to accelerate our implementation.
Off the top of my head I can't remember but I know USA was one of them.
I'll try and see if I can find the ones that they've already said are requesting the info
ISO code conversion has now been implemented, so both Alpha-3 and Alpha-2 codes should work correctly.
Some additional information you may find helpful:
Countries, that now request electronic data: Russia, US, Brazil and China