I decided that unless Amazon came up with a cost effective solution for shipping stock to EU, I would wind down PAN EU after the New Year. We can send a box of 36 items to a UK warehouse for £4. It would cost us £40 to send the same box to Germany.
It’s been a great few years on PAN EU but our products are heavy and low value (average price £8) to be cost effectively shipped to Germany/France/etc.
I’ve been getting a few phone calls and emails from Amazon about PAN EU. It’s almost as if they like me.
Anyway, in the phone call I got today… I told them I was going to stop PAN EU as it would be too expensive. The rep told me they were looking for a way for a partnered shipping program to the EU that would significantly reduce shipping costs for sellers like us. I live in hope! Has anyone else been getting these calls?
I don’t know why we haven’t stayed in the customs union. It’s far more beneficial to the EU than it is to us. They sell a shed load more goods to us than we do to them.