The Introduction to Exporting to Switzerland

Switzerland is a natural export partner for UK businesses and is a lucrative market to explore, especially for online retailers. However it comes with its unique customs challenges.

Discover what they are and how to overcome them in our eBook.

Download your free guide to exporting to Switzerland & discover: 

  • Swiss customs clearance processes and costs
  • Delivery Duty Paid options
  • VAT requirements for retailers sending parcels to Switzerland
  • Returns management and duty drawback
  • Shipping costs and trends
and much more!
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The Swiss Market

A study by Swiss mail-order association VSV, GfK, Swiss Post and MediaFocus showed that consumers in Switzerland are buying more and more products from foreign e-commerce websites. In 2016, the total value of online purchases Swiss consumers made abroad was around €1.22billion. That’s an increase of 18 percent compared to 2015.

Exporting Rules 

It’s critical that international ecommerce retailers understand the Swiss market and its specific customs clearance and tax requirements. This is key to providing your Swiss e-shoppers with a positive experience, as well as reducing your own hassle and costs. At Asendia, we can provide the guidance and solutions you need because Swiss Post is our parent company, so we are uniquely positioned to help you.

Swiss Post

Swiss Post is the national postal operator of Switzerland. Thanks to Swiss Post’s e cient delivery networks, their standard mail and tracked parcel services provide an excellent solution, reaching every corner of Switzerland, from Basel to Geneva, as well as locations up in the Alps. Not as fast as courier services, but lower cost, and tracking and insurance options are available.

Access Swiss Post's Solutions from Overseas

Founded in 2012, with operations worldwide, Asendia is a joint venture between Swiss Post and La Poste, helping businesses around the globe access the Swiss and French markets, as well as deliver to over 220 other destinations too.