Sprint Logistics is now pleased to announce that we have commenced operations in Europe. Many businesses have been plunged into turmoil by the recent departure from the EU, with exports to the continent suffering due to delays at ports and increased shipping costs, as well as the sudden addition of VAT, customs duties, and tariffs on shipments sent from the UK to customers within the EU.
Our operations are based in the Netherlands very close to the key transport routes across Europe. The 15,000m2 warehouse and operations are managed by the same warehouse and order management systems, so for our clients, it will be a case of a single interface, a single management team, and smooth operations across UK & Europe – the aim being to make it as fluid and sensible as it was prior to Brexit. Our service is available to our D2C, B2B, and B2C clients.
We expect the service will improve transit times and also reduce overall shipping costs. Distribution can now work as follows:
- EU buyers/consignees will have their goods dispatched from our Netherlands facility. The benefit of this is that customers save on courier costs.
- Reduced transit times. No customs clearance requirements. Therefore, vastly reduced paperwork time (commercial invoices, etc.). As a result, this allows goods to arrive at your customer’s door sooner rather than later.
- No taxes and duties to be paid by consignees.
- much better customer experience for your consumers.
We hope this gives our clients the best of both worlds by having our UK and Netherlands warehouses under a single interface. This new workflow process will be in line with our processes and represents a significant extension of Sprint Logistics’ European footprint.