Your Guide to Get Your Store Ready for Brexit

On June 23rd, 2016, the United Kingdom voted, by a narrow margin, to leave the European Union (EU) and on January 31st, 2020, they left. The significance of this vote and departure cannot be underestimated.

The changes for businesses are big and yet, according to surveys as recent as June 2020, some 61% of UK businesses have not yet prepared for Brexit.

Although many have speculated on exactly what Brexit means for small and large businesses both within and out of the EU, what is certain is that UK businesses can expect substantial changes to many aspects of their daily operations.

Whether it be trade, customs, VAT or logistics, major adjustments are afoot. It’s no wonder, then, that many e-commerce traders are feeling overwhelmed by the complex bureaucracy that looms.

In this guide, compiled with some of our key partners, we aim to cut through the confusion and provide you with clear guidance on how best to prepare for what lies ahead.

We also include direct links to the relevant documents you’ll need to successfully transition to these new procedures.

The Brexit process has been turbulent, fraught with worries and frustrations almost every step of the way. As the lights on the runway begin to appear, however, navigating your way to the final approach is easier than you might think.

We hope this guide gives you a soft landing and a successful path in the post-Brexit era.