Store your Tax Identification and IOSS (Import One-Stop-Shop) Numbers and USPS Internal Transaction Numbers (ITN) in ShipWorks so that they can be applied to international shipments. This article will guide you through creating Shipping Profiles for each of your tax identification numbers and ITNs and how to apply Shipping Profiles to shipments.
Please ensure that you are logged in to ShipWorks as a user with rights to create and edit Shipping Profiles.
In this example we will create a Shipping Profile that can be used to apply the eBay IOSS number to one or more shipments when shipping internationally with USPS. Learn more about Tax ID and IOSS Numbers here. The same steps can be followed to create Shipping Profiles for your Tax Identifier Numers or for your USPS Internal Transaction Number.
Tax IDs Used with Multiple Carriers
In the event that you ship internationally with multiple shipping providers (UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.) you will need to create a Shipping Profile for each Tax ID/carrier combination.
For example: If you use the same IOSS number when shipping internationally using USPS and FedEx, you will need to create 2 Shipping Profiles with the IOSS number. One for USPS and one for FedEx.
Click the Add button.
Enter a Name: for the profile.
For this example, we will name the profile eBay IOSS to indicate what the profile will apply when selected. Be sure to name your profile with a name that is meaningful to you.
Select USPS from the Provider: drop-down menu.
If you are creating a profile for a carrier other than USPS, please select the appropriate carrier.
Scroll down on the Settings tab and locate the Customs section. Then, check the box to the right of Recipient Tax ID: and enter the IOSS number into the Recipient Tax ID: field.
This field is used to house Tax Identifier Numbers or IOSS numbers. Please enter the appropriate number for the profile you are creating.
You could also select the ITN: field and enter the USPS ITN number, if needed.
What if I selected a different carrier?
Each shipping provider has slightly different field names and settings. Use the below information as a reference to where the TIN or IOSS number should be entered.
UPS or FedEx
Select the Customs tab. Then, check the box to the right of the Recipient Tax ID: and TIN Type: fields. Enter the TIN or IOSS number into the Recipient Tax ID field and ensure that the correct TIN Type: is selected. The UPS default TIN Type is IOSS and FedEx is Personal State. If you are unsure of which TIN Type to select, please consult government websites for the destination country or talk with a tax expert to confirm if you need a specific TIN Type.
Select the Settings tab. Then, scroll down to the Customs section and check the box to the right of Recipient Tax ID: and TIN Type: fields. Enter the TIN or IOSS number into the Recipient Tax ID field and ensure that the correct TIN Type: is selected.
Select the Settings tab. Then, check the box to the right of the Recipient Tax ID: and TIN Type: fields. Enter the TIN or IOSS number into the Recipient Tax ID field and ensure that the correct TIN Type: is selected.
Click the OK button to save the profile. Your profile will be displayed on the Manage Profiles screen.
Click the Close button to exit the Manage Profiles screen.
After creating the Shipping Profiles for each of your Tax ID and IOSS numbers, you are ready to begin applying those profiles to your international shipments. Profiles can be applied to a single shipment or to multiple shipments when batch processing labels. Shipping Profiles can be applied to shipments in a number of different ways, including with the use of a barcode scanner.
Ensure that the Tax ID/IOSS Numbers display on the Commercial Invoice - This article will guide you through making sure that the Tax ID or IOSS number prints on the printed Commercial Invoice.
This list will be updated as we add support for more carriers. (*Default value in ShipWorks)
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