Getting Starshipit ready for Brexit


  • To ensure you are ready for the Brexit deadline of the 1st of January 2021, please go through the following carefully and action the relevant changes to your Starshipit account.

1. Add your EORI number to your Starshipit account

An EORI number is an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number. The EORI number is used to track and register customs information in the EU. From January 1st 2021 all UK imports and exports will require an EORI number. You can register for an EORI number here.

Once you have your EORI number follow the steps in our set up tax numbers guide to add your EORI number into your Starshipit account.

2. Ensure your item details are up-to-date

When printing your shipping labels Starshipit will also automatically generate any customs documentation required. This can include CN22 and CN23's, Commercial Invoices, and Paperless Invoices.

Starshipit will automatically import item descriptions, item quantities, item weight and item values from your integrated platform(s) such as Shopify, Magento and WooCommerce, if available. For some platforms, Starshipit can also import item HS codes, and country of origin, otherwise you can specify default options in your account settings. See our use HS Codes in international shipments guide for further information.

To ensure the smooth handling of your shipments entering the UK, it is important the above details are up-to-date in your integrated platform. This way Starshipit will be able to pull through the latest information with minimal impact to your business come January 1st 2021.

3. Changes from couriers

The Starshipit team have completed development work alongside our partner couriers to ensure readiness for Brexit. Some changes will be automatically applied to all customer accounts either by Starshipit or our partner couriers. Unless Starshipit or your partner courier advises otherwise, no other changes are required on your side.

4. Review Brexit information from couriers

Deutsche Post: Important Brexit information for your cross-border shipping

DHL Express: Preparing for Brexit

DPD: DPD Guide to getting Brexit ready

Royal Mail: Getting ready for leaving the EU

UPS: Brexit Resource Centre and Brexit Ready Toolkit

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