In Dashboard, you can set a default country of origin and harmonized (HS) code, add a landed cost buffer, and set up your country-specific tax ID, e.g. AU GST, EU VAT, UK VAT (if applicable, contact us for additional information).
You can enter the Default country of origin or Default harmonized code to improve the landed cost calculations. You can also change the landed cost calculations by padding the calculation with the Landed cost buffer percentage or Landed cost buffer amount.
Either the default country of origin (COO) or the HS code is used when the value of the good is not provided in the landed cost calculations. We recommend selecting the COO or HS code that is most commonly used when exporting goods. Plugins for Zonos Landed Cost and Checkout will automatically pull the COO or HS code from your ecommerce platform. If you integrate the Checkout API or Landed Cost API, you can pass the values dynamically.
If your COO or HS codes are not integrated with your product catalog, you can use the Zonos catalog to upload these item attributes. The landed cost calculation will then be able to use the appropriate item attributes uploaded in the Zonos catalog for each product.
To learn more about how the COO and HS code can impact the landed cost calculation, see the Import duty document.
You can configure a general buffer to the landed cost calculation by adding either a percentage or an amount in the buffers section in Dashboard. The calculated amount will increase by the same amount that is entered for the buffer. For instance, a 2% buffer on a 100 USD landed cost calculation will add 2 USD to the calculated amount. If you want to set a flat amount or fee, you can add a landed cost buffer amount.
Buffer settings will adjust any landed cost calculations, including Zonos Checkout or the Landed Cost API.
How do I adjust my landed cost settings?