Cross-border shipping to the EU

The Swiss market is too small for you? With Columbus, you can easily ship goods to the EU – even small quantities.

Shipping to EU

More customers, more sales

No complicated billing, no customs problems, but fast shipping and transparent prices: With Columbus cross-border shipping, you only pay for what you actually ship. And your customers receive the ordered goods within 48 hours.

Expand internationally with Columbus.

From Switzerland to the EU: operating your own warehouse abroad is rarely worthwhile. But those who ship across borders have to deal with customs duties and taxes. Added to this are long shipping times and high postage costs. This keeps many companies from offering their goods in the EU. Thanks to Columbus, you can tap into the European market – without much effort.

We take care of shipping, customs clearance and VAT accounting. You take care of the sale.

Shipping to EU Advantages

A correct import or VAT declaration has been mandatory since July 1, 2019 at the latest. Inadequately or incorrectly declared shipments will be rejected and can lead to problems with the tax authorities. A correct VAT declaration is therefore already required from the first euro or franc turnover.

With classic parcel services, end customers may receive a subsequent invoice for customs and VAT – turning their shopping experience into a nasty surprise.

Cross-border shipping with Columbus

  • ERP interface
    Your ERP system docks onto Columbus.
  • Determine the assortment.
    You determine the product assortment and prices. Together with Columbus, you define tariff numbers.
  • Customize your webshop.
    You adapt your webshop so that customers abroad can also order (currency, VAT). With most modern systems this is no problem – or you can use the powerful Webshop from Columbus.
  • Ordering process
    Your customers order the goods via your webshop. The supplier sends the goods to the Columbus address in the same country.
  • Shipping
    Columbus accepts the shipment, declares it to customs via collective customs clearance and provides each individual end customer package with the shipping label of the desired EU deliverer.
  • Delivery
    Columbus brings the goods across the border and ships them the same day with the desired delivery service.
  • Fiscal representation
    Columbus helps with all questions concerning fiscal representation and VAT accounting.

The Columbus advantages

More sales thanks to new markets.

You tap into a completely new market – and without much effort.

Full cost transparency.

We charge per package, without fixed costs or fees. So you only pay for what is really ordered.

Seamless ordering experience.

No subsequent customs charges, no extra efforts: Your customers won’t even notice that the package is coming from abroad.

48 hours delivery

Lean processes and maximum efficiency: in just two working days from the order, your customers will receive the desired goods on their doorstep.


As we all know, time is money – and because your shipments don’t lose time at customs, you gain customer convenience.

Maximum comfort

Because Columbus makes international shipping a domestic shipment, you conveniently bill as usual – without additional charges.

Everything from a single source

VAT, customs and fiscal representation: Columbus is your contact for all matters. And you can lean back.

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