Consignment Sales in Europe: Serving European customers from home.

Usu­al­ly, when for­eign sup­pli­ers are just start­ing out sell­ing into Europe, they will only ship what the cus­tomer has ordered, and noth­ing more. This results in send­ing a new ship­ment of every Euro­pean order and wastes a lot of time and money.

With Con­sign­ment sales in Europe, you could ship most of the order to your cus­tomer and keep a lit­tle bit more on stock for the next cus­tomer who might order it, sav­ing mon­ey and time.

supply chain warehouse in Europe

There are lots of advan­tages using con­sign­ment sales in Europe, like:

  • Intro­duces your prod­ucts into new sales channels
  • Reduced inven­to­ry hold­ing costs
  • You can offer faster deliv­ery to your clients
  • Restock as it sells

CAPLINQ allows for­eign sup­pli­ers to do con­sign­ment sales in Europe. As such, the for­eign sup­pli­er retains legal own­er­ship of the prod­ucts until they are sold to their customers.

By def­i­n­i­tion, in con­sign­ment sales, the for­eign sup­pli­er owns the goods until they are sold to a customer.

As such, the for­eign sup­pli­er is both the sell­er (to the Euro­pean cus­tomer) and the con­sign­or. CAPLINQ becomes the con­signee and the Euro­pean cus­tomer is the buy­er. CAPLINQ offers Euro­pean con­sign­ment sales through our order ful­fill­ment service.

Consignment sales in Europe mean reduced duty and taxes on import

As the goods are on con­sign­ment, the for­eign sup­pli­er is the legal own­er of the goods when they enter Europe. As such the com­pa­ny is allowed to import goods into Europe against the cost of goods sold instead of the sales price, which can be sig­nif­i­cant on duty charges and tar­iff fees.

You don’t want to pay import and duty charges on goods into Europe unless you’re sure that you’ll be able to sell them to your Euro­pean customers.

With CAPLIN­Q’s con­sign­ment sales in Europe, you have up to 12 months to sell your prod­ucts before you decide if you want to import them.

CAPLINQ’s order fulfillment service makes consignment sales possible

Using CAPLIN­Q’s order ful­fill­ment ser­vice, you real­ly can ser­vice your cus­tomers from any­where in the world. By keep­ing your stock on con­sign­ment in Europe, your com­pa­ny will be able to final­ly break into the Euro­pean market.

Please vis­it us at to learn more about our con­sign­ment sales in Europe and order ful­fill­ment ser­vices. If you have any oth­er ques­tions about Con­sign­ment Sales in Europe and how CAPLINQ can help you to bring your busi­ness to the Euro­pean Union, please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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