In the Western Bid personal account, the function of adding the IOSS number of the marketplace is already implemented when making a delivery. You can find this number in the sales order in your personal account of the seller on the marketplace. The tax payment data will be displayed on the mailing label and will also be transmitted electronically to the customs of the recipient country. When making a delivery, we recommend adding your product to the external product if the marketplace has provided an IOSS number.
You don't need to create a listing on Lavky.com, just provide a link to the product you sold on Etsy or eBay. You need to create an external product in order to manually specify the same product price and shipping cost as in the Etsy or eBay order. If you use existing transactions, they will already contain the amount minus PayPal and Western Bid fees. Accordingly, the value of the goods indicated on the mailing label will differ from the value of the goods indicated in the sales order on the marketplace. To avoid questions from customs about why the amount is different, you should indicate the full value of the goods without deducting commissions by adding external goods.
If several lots with different IOSS numbers are sold in one transaction, it is enough to enter these numbers separated by commas in the appropriate field of your personal account when making a delivery.
If the goods are sold on Lavky or any other platform that does not automatically collect VAT and therefore does not provide an IOSS number, you do not need to specify this number at checkout. Some courier services currently do not send parcels to EU countries without an IOSS number. If you do not have a number, you need to choose another delivery method.
You can learn the rules for shipping goods to the EU via Ukrposhta here.
A useful recommendation: to reduce the time it takes for a parcel to pass through customs, you can stick a sticker with a large black IOSS mark on it, on which you need to indicate the website where the goods were sold and the IOSS number of the goods. Such stickers are issued in some European post offices when accepting parcels from sellers and, as practice shows, they really help customs officers to let parcels through faster. You can download such stickers for your parcels. Then you need to print them out, indicate the place of sale and the IOSS number on them, and then stick them on the parcel.