Please note that this document is subject to change as Linnworks continues to monitor and implement any necessary Brexit-specific changes.


How does Brexit affect e-commerce? 

For details on how exactly Brexit will impact online selling processes in 2021, please review our blog post here. For further general information, and to download the official Linnworks Guide to Brexit, please visit the homepage for the Brexit topic on our blog page here.


Shipping

It is expected that if you are already shipping outside of the European Union, you have most likely already implemented the appropriate setup for Brexit. However, if you only ship within the European Union at the moment, you may want to get started on entering the required details ahead of Brexit if you intend on shipping to or from the European Union after January 1st, 2021.


*Parcels may be returned to the sender if the required information is missing.

To review the list of couriers and their required elements, check out this page.


The information should be already present or implemented if:

  1. You want to ship outside of England, Scotland, Wales (Great Britain) to the European Union. This also means that shipping to Northern Ireland will now be seen as shipping abroad.  

  2. You want to ship to England, Scotland, Wales (Great Britain) from the European Union. This also means that shipping from Northern Ireland will now be seen as shipping abroad. 


Channel Integrations


Channel

Required Change

Due Date

eBay

eBay to require VAT rates on all UK and EU sites when listing items*

1 March 2021

Amazon

No foreseen changes - VAT rates for EU/UK sites have always been required by default

N/A

Fruugo

Redesign of tax handling by Linnworks required - specifics to be determined

1 January 2021

Etsy 

TBD

TBD

Cdiscount

TBD

TBD

Real.de

TBD

TBD

Rakuten.fr

TBD

TBD

Newegg

TBD

TBD

Fnac

TBD

TBD


*Information on adding VAT rates to your Linnworks items here


Invoices


With the requirement of VAT being displayed on listings for EU/UK sites for select marketplaces, invoice changes will also be required. Please review this document to find out how to make the appropriate adjustments.


Customization and Third-Party Applications


In general, any existing macros, channel integrations, and other custom extensibility of Linnworks will continue working as intended without disruption*. If you have any concerns or notice anything out of the ordinary for your specific customization in the first quarter of 2021, please reach out to us here via support ticket and set the category as Customization/Scripting.


*As every macro, integration, or other extensibility is unique to each seller, it is imperative that you reach out to us if you notice any irregularities so we can provide support on a case by case basis.


For queries regarding third-party applications and their preparation for Brexit, review the list and contact the third-party developer through the contacts listed on their website.

  1. Channel Integrations
  2. Shipping Integrations
  3. Third-party functionality terms and conditions


Technical Support


As always, the Linnworks team is on standby to help you with any concerns, and helping your business prepare for Brexit is no exception. Please reach out to our team via Live Chat, Phone, or Support Ticket if you need some additional support or have questions on how to implement these changes into your Linnworks account.


Documentation


Linnworks <> Brexit Online Resource Directory: Links referenced in this page

Subject

Content

Link

General 

Linnworks’ blog homepage for Brexit

https://www.linnworks.com/topics/brexit

General

How Brexit affects online sellers

https://www.linnworks.com/blog/how-the-eu-referendums-brexit-outcome-will-affect-online-sellers

General

Linnworks’ guide on how to prepare your business for Brexit

https://www.linnworks.com/blog/are-you-ready-for-brexit-get-the-linnworks-guide-for-ecommerce-sellers-and-prepare-your-business-for-change

Shipping

List of couriers and required information related to Brexit

https://help.linnworks.com/support/solutions/articles/7000048083-shipping-changes-for-brexit

Item Details

Guide on how to import shipping-specific item extended properties in bulk 

https://help.linnworks.com/support/solutions/articles/7000024358-shipping-tariff-code-and-country-of-manufacture

Item Details

Importing VAT/tax figures onto your Linnworks items in bulk

https://help.linnworks.com/support/solutions/articles/7000059628-updating-the-country-specific-tax-rate-on-items-in-bulk

Invoices

How to adjust invoices to display proper VAT information

https://help.linnworks.com/support/solutions/articles/7000060864-invoices-changes-for-brexit

Support
Linnworks Support Portal
SupportLinnworks modes of Technical Supporthttps://assets.linnworks.com/support/getting-started-guide/training-and-support/
Third-Party
List of third-party channel integrations
Third-Party
List of third-party shipping integrations
Third-Party
Linnworks terms and conditions for third-party functionality