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Most university students start the new term at the beginning of September. Click2Campus www.click2campus.com make it easier for the many international students who arrive with nothing more than a suitcase of clothes. They offer university packs for students across a large range of products from cutlery to pillows! Click2Campus looked for a partner that could fulfil this requirement and since summer 2013 Seabourne has been their preferred supplier.
Click2Campus sell good quality, value-for-money students’ essentials and deliver them right to their accommodation – anywhere in the UK. The packs provide students with most of their everyday essentials . In short, they are ideal starter packs for any self-respecting student.
From nothing to everything
Seabourne make up kits during August for shipment in the peak period. The timing of this project is a challenge for Click2Campus. They searched for a partner that could handle volumes to complete this project in two weeks. Timing, logistics expertise and service are key words here. The right mix at Seabourne was the deciding factor.
Bob Williamson (Managing Director, Click2Campus.com) commented: “The combination of varied and multiple contents in the packs, a very short window for fulfilment through to dispatch, and an even shorter window for ‘just in time’ deliveries, means there very few companies in the UK that we could feasibly partner with. With their flexible and proactive approach, Seabourne are proving to be the best around for our unique needs.”
You come to Seabourne to get it done
Seabourne Group is a professional, full service, packaging and warehousing provider with a host of experience. We warehouse and fulfil the students’ packs from Click2campus in Northampton, we discuss and plan with the client and will ensure that we deliver A to Z logistic solutions for the client’s needs.
The main aspect of the job is to make up kits to deliver to the universities. The student orders online a selected pack. Seabourne picks all the items from our warehouse and build the packs. Our packaging team handle approx. 130 orders per day for this client over a 2-3 week peak. Seabourne place the items in a box with sufficient protective internal packaging to prevent movement in transit.
Seabourne grasped the challenge from Click2Campus with both hands. When we receive the items from Click2Campus, we stop at nothing to successfully complete the project.
The products can be stored, custom packaged, saved in our warehouse or sent directly out for delivery. Seabourne offers total flexibility.
WE ARE SEABOURNE. GO ON, SET US CHALLENGE.
We were delighted to work with our client on this project, and look forward to continuing to build a strong business relationship with them. If you would like to find out more about bespoke or standard Seabourne Solutions please get in touch on 01604 490590 or email@example.com.
To store and distribute your goods in the EU, Limited Fiscal Representation is easy and compliant to implement. No VAT registration or invoicing is needed so that you can realise a liquidity and cost advantage in you supply chain. Seabourne Group developed in cooperation with MACO an animation video to explain the fiscal representation. Check out this video.
You can enjoy a worry-free summer with Seabourne Group; we are at your service and ready to assist with all your logistical changes!
Our friendly support team is available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are able to handle a wide array of logistical situations and will do our best to help you.
Tel. +31 (0) 40 235 33 00
Tel. +31 (0) 252 757 200
On behalf of at the whole team we wish you a happy summer.
I just replied to the fifth question this week about the VAT implications of drop-shipments in the EU. You know, these are shipments where the seller ships directly to the buyer’s customer. So there are two transactions, one where the ship-to is different from the bill-to, and one where the bill-from is different from the ship-from. Fun and games!
There are quite a number of different scenarios here, and I will show you the most popular one.
Can you please help me one last time with this scenario:
We have a US customer that is making a purchase from our inventory in Germany. The parts are being drop shipped to the UK. Do we or do we not charge the US customer VAT?
Our initial interpretation was that we don’t charge VAT if the US customer has a valid VAT ID.
Then I was told that the VAT ID was only for customers in the EU. A US customer would have to pay VAT if the parts were staying in the EU regardless of a VAT ID or not.
I agree with your interpretation. If US Co. has a valid VAT ID in the UK, then no VAT is chargeable as this is an intra-EU supply. US Co. does not need to be a UK resident business, as long as he has a VAT number.
Even if he does not have a UK VAT number, but a VAT number in an EU country other than Germany, you can still drop-ship to the UK and use US Co’s VAT number to apply the zero-rate. This is a so-called ’simplified’ triangular (“ABC”) supply. Some EU countries can be difficult about this though.
Finally, if US Co. only has a German VAT number, then you should try to treat the supply as a local supply and charge German VAT. US Co. then will charge their UK customer with zero-rate German VAT as the intra-EU supply then takes place between US Co. and UK customer. The condition though is that US Co. organizes the transport to the UK.
For more information about Mark Houtzager and what’s happening in the VAT world, please visit the website.
Our customer base is growing rapidly, as is the satisfaction of clients. This shows we are doing our job well and we are proud of this.
Following our previous blog post about our partnership with Middle Atlantic Products Inc. Seabourne have welcomed some additional new clients into our warehouse:
- PCB connect; an international leading supplier of printed circuit boards
- Hall Research; a designer and manufacturer in the audio video industry
- F&V Light; an international LED lighting manufacturer
We are confident that these new partnerships will prove strong and successful and we will continue to invest in providing the best possible service to our customers.
Total Supply Chain Solution
Our strategy is focused on providing a total solution; working in partnership with our clients to ensure the best approach and most efficient implementation of solutions is central to this. At Seabourne, quality of service, personal attention and honest advice always come first.
Are you looking for extra storage capacity?
Do you need extra storage capacity or are you looking for a partner who takes care of your entire logistics process?
Seabourne offers a one stop shop – a total solution for warehousing and transport. Due to our personal approach and flexibility, we are able to exceed our customers’ expectations and advise our customers on the best logistical and fiscal solution(s).
Curious about what we can do for you?
Please contact Jordie Geuyen, Business Development Manager at: +31 (0)652028279 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holland, your gateway to Europe at the IRCE in Chicago was a big success.
Seabourne ‘s collaboration with Argents and Maco Customs Service at the IRCE in Chicago was very fruitful. “Holland, your gateway to Europe” as a “one-stop-shop” for US companies was received very well as were the “stroopwafels”!
• Beautiful stand with a lot of questions raised.
• “Holland” Flyer was very clear and well received.
• Not one stroopwafle left at our booth.
• Orange ties were very remarkable and well-known after 3 days.
Picture, left to right: Jordie Geuyen (Business Development Manager, Seabourne Group), Tony Chiappetta (Director of Business Development, Argents), Jan Kalkman (Director the Netherlands, Seabourne Group), Hans Maessen (Director and owner, Maco Customs Service).
Come and visit us at Booth 264 – Holland, your Gateway to Europe, at IRCE on 10-13 June 2014 in Chicago!
We proudly announce our presence at IRCE in Chicago
The world ‘s largest e-commerce event from 10-13 June 2014 you can visit us at Booth 264: Holland, your Gateway to Europe. During IRCE, Seabourne Group will join forces with Argents Express Group and Maco Customs Service.
Holland as your Gateway to Europe
We want to promote Holland as a Gateway to Europe for American companies that want to explore opportunities in Europe. We can help companies that have a great product, but are unsure about the market approach, fiscal / logistical challenges and how to be successful across the pond. We can provide you with a “one-stop-shop” that takes care of all your concerns about taking the “big” step in to Europe.
So why visit us?
Our personal and direct contacts within this unique collaboration of three companies can provide full guidance about a possible move in to Europe. Our “one-stop-shop” means there is no need for expensive consultants and accountants, avoiding high start-up costs. Seabourne’s combined expertise with Argents for transport from the US to Europe and Maco Customs Service as your European customs and tax partner will ensure your smooth business entry in to Europe.
Come and visit us at Holland, your Gateway to Europe, attend IRCE!
We are looking forward to meeting you at Booth 264! Holland, your Gateway to Europe, is happy to be able to offer you a discounted rate to attend IRCE. We offer a 10% discount to all our customers who register before 7 June 2014:
Simply enter discount code 264HOL when registering to receive your discount.
Use this direct url to receive your registration discount: https://www.xpressreg.net/register/irce064/start.asp?sc=264HOL
Holland, your Gateway to Europe is happy to be able to offer you a discounted rate to attend IRCE! We’re able to offer a 10% discount* for our customers who register before June 7, 2014.
Simply enter discount code 264HOL when registering to receive your discount!
Use this direct url to receive your registration discount: