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 Author: calebfishn View Messages Posted By calebfishn
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Its really about making sure people feel free to express their opinions.

Board meeting minutes are sometimes considered public documents, but then they
are usually written to reflect only the decisions, not the sort of back and forth,
(even arguing) that would be exposed in an audio recording.
 Author: steelwoolghandi View Messages Posted By steelwoolghandi
 Posted: May 11, 2021 22:03
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

This is awesome I'm all for this to help improve Bricklink.
 Author: ralphs_bricks View Messages Posted By ralphs_bricks
 Posted: May 11, 2021 19:50
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In Administrative, calebfishn writes:
  In Administrative, ralphs_bricks writes:
  In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

Dear all,

Thank you for your comments and questions!

To start the Panel and test the concept, we have invited eight people that we
trust to be able to represent the greater Bricklink Seller and Buyer community
in a proactive and constructive manner.
Once the concept is tested and working smoothly, we will be able to bring other
community members on board.

But first we need to get to the first meeting This is something we look very
much forward to!

We will keep you posted in the forum as well as in an upcoming Marketplace newsletter.

The BrickLink Team

In my day job we run a marketplace for app developers. We also run a marketplace
"council" with key members of the ecosystem. Can you share some additional details
as well?

1. Who are these members? What criteria did you use to choose these members?
3. Are these members only invited to this first meeting? If not is there a
term for each of these members to serve?
4. Can you share recordings of the meetings in addition to the meeting minutes?

5. How can we track the progress of suggestions that are raised by the marketplace
members?

Thank you for starting this. I think this is a great thing for Bricklink to
do to gather feedback on the ecosystem we all depend on.

I personally would never participate in a board, or a council that distributed
recordings of the meetings. Official written minutes are good enough.

Thats fair. We record ours but now that you say this I think we only use them
internally for our records and don't distribute them externally.
 Author: calebfishn View Messages Posted By calebfishn
 Posted: May 11, 2021 17:22
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In Administrative, ralphs_bricks writes:
  In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

Dear all,

Thank you for your comments and questions!

To start the Panel and test the concept, we have invited eight people that we
trust to be able to represent the greater Bricklink Seller and Buyer community
in a proactive and constructive manner.
Once the concept is tested and working smoothly, we will be able to bring other
community members on board.

But first we need to get to the first meeting This is something we look very
much forward to!

We will keep you posted in the forum as well as in an upcoming Marketplace newsletter.

The BrickLink Team

In my day job we run a marketplace for app developers. We also run a marketplace
"council" with key members of the ecosystem. Can you share some additional details
as well?

1. Who are these members? What criteria did you use to choose these members?
3. Are these members only invited to this first meeting? If not is there a
term for each of these members to serve?
4. Can you share recordings of the meetings in addition to the meeting minutes?

5. How can we track the progress of suggestions that are raised by the marketplace
members?

Thank you for starting this. I think this is a great thing for Bricklink to
do to gather feedback on the ecosystem we all depend on.

I personally would never participate in a board, or a council that distributed
recordings of the meetings. Official written minutes are good enough.
 Author: ralphs_bricks View Messages Posted By ralphs_bricks
 Posted: May 11, 2021 16:22
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

Dear all,

Thank you for your comments and questions!

To start the Panel and test the concept, we have invited eight people that we
trust to be able to represent the greater Bricklink Seller and Buyer community
in a proactive and constructive manner.
Once the concept is tested and working smoothly, we will be able to bring other
community members on board.

But first we need to get to the first meeting This is something we look very
much forward to!

We will keep you posted in the forum as well as in an upcoming Marketplace newsletter.

The BrickLink Team

In my day job we run a marketplace for app developers. We also run a marketplace
"council" with key members of the ecosystem. Can you share some additional details
as well?

1. Who are these members? What criteria did you use to choose these members?
3. Are these members only invited to this first meeting? If not is there a
term for each of these members to serve?
4. Can you share recordings of the meetings in addition to the meeting minutes?

5. How can we track the progress of suggestions that are raised by the marketplace
members?

Thank you for starting this. I think this is a great thing for Bricklink to
do to gather feedback on the ecosystem we all depend on.
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: May 10, 2021 16:06
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

Dear all,

Thank you for your comments and questions!

To start the Panel and test the concept, we have invited eight people that we
trust to be able to represent the greater Bricklink Seller and Buyer community
in a proactive and constructive manner.
Once the concept is tested and working smoothly, we will be able to bring other
community members on board.

But first we need to get to the first meeting This is something we look very
much forward to!

We will keep you posted in the forum as well as in an upcoming Marketplace newsletter.

The BrickLink Team
 Author: cynbins View Messages Posted By cynbins
 Posted: May 10, 2021 14:13
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I think that this could be a great program, but considering the diversity of
stores (countries, markets and size) I hope that the people on the panel take
all of that into consideration.
 Author: dcarmine View Messages Posted By dcarmine
 Posted: May 10, 2021 13:57
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In Administrative, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:
  I hope this works out some of
the issues sellers have been having (USPS postal zones, for example)!

+100
 Author: jennnifer View Messages Posted By jennnifer
 Posted: May 10, 2021 13:48
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  
To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).


This sounds like a fine way to start including the community. However, if you
don't have at least one Contributor or Admin(Expert), then you are going
to have a glaring hole in your representation. Our Catalog is complicated and
most sellers and buyers are not aware of how it operates and how it affects the
Marketplace.

You will be wanting someone from one of these pages if you intend to have any
kind of detailed discussion of the site.

https://www.bricklink.com/memberAdmins.asp
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogMembers.asp

Jen
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: May 10, 2021 13:21
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team



MTAP for short ?
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: May 10, 2021 12:27
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Marketplace Panel
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In Administrative, SecondChildhood writes:
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This could be a good thing. In the interest of transparency, can you tell us
how you selected the participants? No need to name them. of course, but I think
folks would be interested in knowing what kinds of sellers and buyers are involved
in this important initiative. For example: are they from all different parts
of the world? Are they representative of different classes of buyers? Are they
sellers with different size/style stores? Thanks!

Indeed, I’d say “panel” implies some sort or representativity.

Or that:
 
Part No: 4215b  Name: Panel 1 x 4 x 3 - Hollow Studs
* 
4215b Panel 1 x 4 x 3 - Hollow Studs
Parts: Panel {Trans-Clear}
 Author: UnitedParts View Messages Posted By UnitedParts
 Posted: May 10, 2021 12:21
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

Thank you for the information, it would be great if important updates like this
were sent as newsletters so that people don't miss it and have to rely on
stumbling across it in the forums.

A panel sounds like a great idea and a definite improvement on the current process.
However, I am not sure that just 8 buyers or sellers could accurately reflect
the joint view of issues that Bricklink currently has. What may be a gap for
someone in the US, it not necessarily an issue in the UK for example, or vice
versa. Also, the needs of a smaller store, will vary from that of a larger store
with multiple staff. It would be good to know how and why each store/individual
was picked and what they bring to the panel that the other 7 don't. It is
certainly something I would be interested in being a part of going forward if
I had the option to. On a final note, it is great to see that improvement is
on the way, I just hope they are value-adding improvements and can benefit the
majority of people.
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 Posted: May 10, 2021 12:03
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

This is wonderful news, and a long time coming! I hope this works out some of
the issues sellers have been having (USPS postal zones, for example)!
 Author: SecondChildhood View Messages Posted By SecondChildhood
 Posted: May 10, 2021 11:56
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

This could be a good thing. In the interest of transparency, can you tell us
how you selected the participants? No need to name them. of course, but I think
folks would be interested in knowing what kinds of sellers and buyers are involved
in this important initiative. For example: are they from all different parts
of the world? Are they representative of different classes of buyers? Are they
sellers with different size/style stores? Thanks!
 Author: Stellar View Messages Posted By Stellar
 Posted: May 10, 2021 05:23
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team

This seems a good initiative, hope it works great for the BL community.
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: May 10, 2021 04:03
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Dear BrickLink members,

We are launching a new initiative on BrickLink called the Marketplace Panel,
the initiative aims to achieve an outside-in driven approach to decision making. 

In 4 annual Panel sessions, the purpose is to:

- Ensure and improved prioritization of tasks (development, bug fixes, etc.)
within the Marketplace team, in order to reflect the needs in the Seller and
Buyer community as much as possible.

- To investigate opportunities for improvements to the current setup of the Marketplace.

- To pressure test new opportunities, concepts, legislative requirements, etc. 

- Build future strategic plans for the Marketplace

To start out with, we have invited 8 Sellers and Buyers, going forward it will
be possible for all to sign up for Panel participation (we will have a limit
of 10 members per year though).

We have great expectations for this initiative and hopefully this is something
that more people will want to take part in going forward.


The first Panel meeting will take place on May 20th. We will be sharing minutes
with all of you after each of the 4 annual meetings. 


The BrickLink Team
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: May 9, 2021 15:21
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In Administrative, ghyde writes:
  In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, ghyde writes:

  
  Does the UK still apply VAT for goods received which do not have a VAT paid declaration?

Every goods imported in UK incur VAT.  What these new marketplace laws do is
make the marketplace responsible for collecting it at the sale point for values
under £135.
Above £135, the import VAT will be charged as it was before 2021: the postal
services will charge it to the buyer, with a fee.

So if the invoice is somehow missing, even though it's supposed to be there,
does the package still get delivered, or would I expect it to be sent back with
"no CN23 form" or some such text?

Regarding charging it to the buyer above £135, with a fee, does that still happen
if the CN23 form is missing for any reason?

Example of definition for 'missing': Parcel damaged on CN23 section during
shipment through the postal system, resulting in torn or illegible CN23 form.
I know what the US postal system does to some packages. I'm curious to how
shipping incidents will alter the processing of the package.

It all depends on the Customs agents.

If the VAT should have been paid but there’s no proof, in the best case, they
can let it be delivered… but with VAT added again and with Royal Mail (or other)
charging their £8 fee.  The buyer may then dispute the charge as they’ll have
a copy of the invoice.  But that certainly won’t make your buyer happy.
And in any case, if some paperwork is missing, they can reject… or simply destroy
the package.
 Author: ghyde View Messages Posted By ghyde
 Posted: May 9, 2021 15:04
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In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, ghyde writes:

  
  Does the UK still apply VAT for goods received which do not have a VAT paid declaration?

Every goods imported in UK incur VAT.  What these new marketplace laws do is
make the marketplace responsible for collecting it at the sale point for values
under £135.
Above £135, the import VAT will be charged as it was before 2021: the postal
services will charge it to the buyer, with a fee.

So if the invoice is somehow missing, even though it's supposed to be there,
does the package still get delivered, or would I expect it to be sent back with
"no CN23 form" or some such text?

Regarding charging it to the buyer above £135, with a fee, does that still happen
if the CN23 form is missing for any reason?

Example of definition for 'missing': Parcel damaged on CN23 section during
shipment through the postal system, resulting in torn or illegible CN23 form.
I know what the US postal system does to some packages. I'm curious to how
shipping incidents will alter the processing of the package.

Thank you for your comments and insights.

Cheers ...

Geoffrey Hyde
 Author: Stellar View Messages Posted By Stellar
 Posted: May 9, 2021 06:36
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Marketplace Changes Due to Brexit
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Starting Tuesday May 11, BrickLink will enable VAT collection for goods imported
into the UK and Northern Ireland to comply with the new Brexit marketplace rules.
Below is an overview of what this will entail.

Changes at a glance:

* The UK will be excluded from the EU country list and will have its own VAT
regime (like Norway). UK buyers will see VAT exclusive prices from EU sellers
and EU buyers will see VAT exclusive prices from UK sellers. UK buyers will see
VAT inclusive prices from UK sellers only.

* BrickLink will collect and remit VAT on orders up to a value of £135 imported
into the UK and sold to consumers. There will no longer be a VAT exemption for
small consignments up to £15. In this case, the payment method will be restricted
to onsite methods only.

* UK VAT will be added during the checkout process or at the receipt of the final
invoice and will not be included in the item price.

* Where BrickLink is responsible for collecting VAT on orders sent to a UK delivery
address, this amount will be shown separately at checkout.


What this means for you:

* For each qualified transaction, BrickLink will provide a separate VAT invoice
that can be used as proof to customs that VAT has been sufficiently collected.

* In case of refunds, we encourage sellers to use the BrickLink refund feature
to ensure the correct amount of VAT gets refunded. The refund page can be accessed
from the Issue Refund link on the order detail page.

* If you are a non-UK seller and you want to sell goods to UK buyers, you should
opt in to at least one of BrickLink’s onsite payment methods.


An email with this same communication will be sent out later today. For additional
information, please refer to our new Brexit Marketplace Changes Help Page:


https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2514


Thank you,

The BrickLink Team

A couple of things,

"UK buyers will see this notification when buyer is in a store where BrickLink
needs to collect VAT if order is under £135, and seller does not offer on-site
payment."


That means that a cart of +135GBP can be processed with an off-site payment method,
right?

Also the refund calculator text needs to be updated to just say "tax" instead
of "sales tax", just to be in accordance with the rest of the website.
 
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 Posted: May 8, 2021 17:40
 Subject: Re: BrickLink Marketplace Changes Due to Brexit
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In Administrative, ghyde writes:
  I have questions regarding how this would affect an Australian seller selling
to a UK buyer:

How does the VAT system apply to Australia?

Strictly speaking, it does not apply “to Australia,” it applies to UK buyers
who buy from non-UK sellers (so including Australian sellers).
The sellers don’t have anything to do but join to the CN23 the invoice BL will
provide as proof that the UK VAT was paid.


  Is it required for Australian sellers to opt-in to this system?

You need an Onsite payment method, otherwise BL can’t “intercept” the payment
to charge and collect the VAT from the buyer.
If you don’t have PayPal Onsite or Stripe, and if it works like the US Sales
tax, the buyer will be told that you “don’t ship to them.”

Note that, since last year, you already need an Onsite payment method to sell
to most US buyers for BL to collect Sales tax.


  Does the UK still apply VAT for goods received which do not have a VAT paid declaration?

Every goods imported in UK incur VAT.  What these new marketplace laws do is
make the marketplace responsible for collecting it at the sale point for values
under £135.
Above £135, the import VAT will be charged as it was before 2021: the postal
services will charge it to the buyer, with a fee.


  Is this sent to the seller or the receiver?

The buyer pays the VAT, the seller does nothing but attach the invoice.

BL adds the VAT at checkout, and collects it, and will remit it the UK authorities. 
The seller doesn’t see the money (if it works like US Sales tax, it will appear
in the PayPal/Stripe transaction as a fee). The buyer will receive an invoice
with the VAT.  And as the package needs to have the information that the VAT
was already paid, the seller will be given a copy of that invoice to join it
to the export papers (CN23).


  Is this VAT added on top of Australia's 10% GST?

As GST is a VAT-like system, you should not charge Australian GST to your non-Australian
buyers.  You should export GST-free.  So there should not be double-taxation.


   Does BrickLink also charge
for and collect my GST on my behalf to buyers I'm selling to? Do buyers also
get VAT charged for GST charges?

BL doesn’t collect Australian GST.  (Maybe BL will if/when Australia have a marketplace
law that forces BL to.)


  Does this charging of VAT and or GST apply to orders sent out of Australia to
foreign buyers?

The Sales tax collection only applies to US buyers.

The UK-VAT collection only applies to UK buyers who buy from non-UK sellers.

Soon, BL will also collect EU-VAT for EU buyers who buy from non-EU sellers. 
And Norway-VAT for Norvegian buyers who buy from non-Norvegian sellers.  And
New Zealand….  And all the countries who will jump on the marketplace bandwagon.


  I forget some of these requirements, it's been a while since I sold anything
so I would like enlightenment on that which applies to my situation. This whole
taxation system is more confusing the more I look at it!

Read the FAQs:
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2511
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2514

You might also want to read the one about US Sales tax:
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2501

The only apparent difference for a (non-UK) seller between UK-VAT and US Sales
tax is that UK-VAT is checked by Customs, hence the need for a real invoice to
join to the package.

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