CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Barrington Freight: Shipping gym equipment from Europe to the UK
18 Oct 2021 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Product news

Company advertorial
Shipping gym equipment from Europe to the UK

Supplier: Barrington Freight
More Barrington Freight details


Shipping gym equipment from Europe to the UK

Despite the Prime Minister’s claims that trade with the EU would be tariff-free post-Brexit, the reality has become very different when importing gym equipment from the EU.

The UK is a vast e-commerce market, with 93 per cent of Brits shopping online per year. The loss of that market heavily affects the bottom line of many businesses. Additionally, with the added complexity and fees, many UK shoppers could stop buying cross-border altogether, resulting in significant operational changes to many companies.

Covid has increased the demand for fitness goods with people being stuck at home more, but this has become problematic. Both businesses and consumers importing from the EU, whether directly or online via a website, have found they are being charged additional import duties and VAT along with having to jump through importing paperwork hoops at the border. These changes make it undesirable and downright impossible to ship many items into the UK which previously had freedom of movement and were tariff-free, making them easy purchases for consumers. Add to that the size of the average piece of gym equipment, and it’s easy to see why some EU fitness companies are refusing to ship goods to the UK altogether. And with import duties demanded before parcel firms deliver the ordered items cross-border, it’s clear to see why businesses face complaints, expensive returns, and generally lose business.

Paperwork and Payments

Importing Gym equipment from the EU is now handled like any other international import on entering the UK. Gym equipment classed as “Heavy and Large” often needs to be transported by special couriers or shipping companies that can handle these items. So it’s no wonder there are more paperwork obligations, more customs and excise duties to pay, and on top of that, more VAT. Knowledge, as always, is power - so understanding what these are before you ship and calculating how they may affect your bottom line is essential.

Since Brexit, new processes and paperwork are the norm at the EU/ UK borders. Delivery times are longer, and customs ask customers to pay duties even if the item is a gift. In addition, anything over £35 value is liable for import tariffs into the UK so buying virtually any type of fitness equipment from the EU now faces import charges. The legislation changes have endangered thousands of businesses in the sector at risk as consumers on both sides are unwilling or unable to pay the high import costs. Add to that VAT that is expected to be added at 20%, additional to the item cost. So, in a nutshell, duties are payable on all gym equipment with an over £35 value. It’s essential to take this into account and factor it into your profit margins.

Work with us

Many businesses and importers now use the services of an intermediary, customs agent or freight forwarding specialist to help you navigate the complex post-Brexit system.

Barrington Freight is an experienced freight forwarder for gym equipment shipments. We can help take the headache out of shipping and get your goods to your clients without delay.


Supplier: Barrington Freight
Basildon Essex United Kingdom


Web: https://www.barringtonfreight.co.uk/
More Barrington Freight details

Product news
Gaia Skincare's new Strengthening Oil showcased within inclusive treatment for people living with long-term health conditions   14 Oct 2021

Gaia Skincare's new Strengthening Oil showcased within inclusive treatment for people living with long-term health conditions

Skincare and spa brand Gaia Skincare has launched the Gaia Affinity Experience, a spa journey curated for anyone living with mild, long term or life-changing health concerns.

Aromatherapy Associates' hand-blended festive giftsets help guests energise, calm, restore, soothe and sleep   11 Oct 2021

Aromatherapy Associates' hand-blended festive giftsets help guests energise, calm, restore, soothe and sleep

Named Every Moment Matters, Aromatherapy Associates’ 2021 festive gifting collection has been curated as a sustainable way to offer moments of rest and relaxation.

Starpool’s new Wellness Coach is designed to support guests’ psycho-physical wellbeing   08 Oct 2021

Starpool’s new Wellness Coach is designed to support guests’ psycho-physical wellbeing

Italian wellness supplier Starpool has created a new wellness entertainment system called Wellness Coach to help boost guests' wellbeing journeys both in spas and hotels.

HydraFacial announces partnership with ESPA Life at Corinthia London   06 Oct 2021

HydraFacial announces partnership with ESPA Life at Corinthia London

Luxury UK hotel Corinthia London has upgraded the treatment menu at its flagship ESPA Life spa with new rituals provided by advanced aesthetic technology company HydraFacial.

Book4Time launches integrated payment solution to elevate spa guest experience and drive more efficiencies and cost savings   05 Oct 2021

Book4Time launches integrated payment solution to elevate spa guest experience and drive more efficiencies and cost savings

Book4Time, a global leader in spa and wellness business management solutions for the hospitality market, has unveiled Book4Time Pay – the company’s new all-in-one payment processing platform.

Werner Dosiertechnik incorporates immersive nature visuals into the experience shower ritual   01 Oct 2021

Werner Dosiertechnik incorporates immersive nature visuals into the experience shower ritual

German wet area specialist Werner Dosiertechnik (WDT) has unveiled a new experience shower accessory consisting of a 75” HD screen and immersive nature visuals.

CryoAction launches electronically-cooled whole body cryotherapy chambers   24 Sep 2021

CryoAction launches electronically-cooled whole body cryotherapy chambers

CryoAction has unveiled a new range of electric cryotherapy chambers with temperatures reaching as low as -140°C.

Klafs announces acquisition of luxury pool supplier Guncast   23 Sep 2021

Klafs announces acquisition of luxury pool supplier Guncast

Klafs, a leader in the design and installation of sauna and spa facilities, has announced its acquisition of UK-based swimming pool supplier Guncast.

Company profile


Booker by MINDBODY

Our cloud-based platform gives owners and managers back-office access from anywhere. The system enables businesses to offer a sleek, low-touch experience from booking to rebooking that keeps both clients and staff safe.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Future-proofing ticketing solutions with TOR Systems

Future-proofing ticketing solutions with TOR Systems

TOR Systems, the UK’s leading ticketing, booking and CRM solutions provider, is urging tourism and heritage companies to future proof their ticketing solutions when procuring in the wake of the pandemic. More>>




in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Contract Swim Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Solihull, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Duty Manager Golf
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hanwell, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Kickstart - Operations Assistant
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Location: Whitby, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

17-18 Oct 2021

Professional Beauty London

ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom


31 Oct - 03 Nov 2021

GSN Buyers Conference - Green Spa Network

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, United States



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Sioux-per foods
The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman, is on a mission to revive indigenous cuisine More>>
  Social good: Spice of life
Oomph! founder Ben Allen is bringing variety to residential homes More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  New opening: Future of leisure
Selby Summit focuses on activity, not sport. Is it a new era for leisure centres? More>>
  Talking Point: Cruise control
The cruise industry is expanding, but concerns are growing about pollution More>>


Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd