January 13, 2021

Q. Why do UK orders need to be at least $180.00 plus shipping

A. I was notified January 12, via my account with Endicia, who supplies my postage system, that effective Jan 1 there are new seller VAT collection requirements for sales to customers in the UK.

Specifically, I must now collect 20% of the purchase price on orders under 135 pounds, and I now need to prepare and send a proforma invoice that specifies cost, VAT and shipping on each order, and of course I have to set up for and pay the funds to the HMRC quarterly

As it turns out, this is so difficult to manage, I won't be able to take orders under $180.

As always, for inexpensive items, it's better to include them with a larger, more expensive item. This generally means it will ship with very little additional cost.

If an order should happen to be allowed under $180, I'll contact you, and offer to cancel it or add additional items to it.

July 2, 2021

Similar to the UK rules, the EU have implented similar rules, which I'll handle similar to the UK orders above.

The difference is orders over 150 Euros don't have to have VAT collected by me. Today, that's any order over $178 USD. If you have any questions, please email me philip@wiseacres.com