Shipping to Switzerland Country Guide

Switzerland is one of the most stable countries in the world, with a GDP that has largely experienced steady growth for the last few years. Learn all the key information, trends and insights you’ll need to know when shipping to Switzerland.

Shipping to Switzerland

Shipping to Switzerland by numbers

8.5m

Population circa

93%

The population are internet users

66%

Population between ages 15 and 64

61%

Consumers bought cross-border

Most Purchased

  • Clothing
  • transport
  • Books

Delivery Proposition

  • 100% country coverage
  • Max weight per parcel: 25kg
  • Max dimensions: 100X100X100cm
Did you know?

In 2020 expected eCommerce turnover was $11bn

Switzerland eCommerce Stats

Real GDP is forecast to increase by 3.6% p.a. from 2020 to 2025.

Revenue in the apparel market is projected to reach $11,975m (USD) in 2022. The market is expected to grow annually by 4.08%.

Revenue in the footwear market is projected to reach $2,381m (USD) in 2022. The market is expected to grow annually by 3.92%.

74%

of consumers in Switzerland are most interested in clothing

69%

of women in Switzerland say that they look out for special offers when shopping online

58%

of online shoppers do research before a major purchase

87%

of consumers in Switzerland are social networks users

17%

of online shoppers say they prefer express shipping

49%

of online shoppers did not send anything back after an online order

Customs clearance guidelines

When formal entry is required, we must provide them with the following:

  • Commercial invoice
  • EMPP (Evidence Money Price Paid) This can be in the form of a debit/credit card statement as evidence of price paid.
  • Customer email address. Customs will contact the consignee before clearing and forwarding on for final mile delivery.

Any duty applicable will be payable by the consignee if sent in a DDU environment.

Formal clearance costs will be the responsibility of the shipper: These will be passed back to the client.

Important that good full descriptions and HS Codes are provided for customs clearance.

Notes

Parcels held of which charges are refused by the retailer can be destroyed. If requested, a description fee is applicable.

The time parcels will be held is 30 calendar days. If the requested information is not provided by this time, Australian Customs can automatically destroy the parcel and a destruction fee is applicable which will be passed back to the retailer.

Data Importance for customs clearance

In the event that poor/vague descriptions or incomplete data is sent, the items run the risk of being held by customs for inspection.

In this event, a copy of the Commercial invoice will be required with full product details. This will then be sent to customs, if approved the parcel will be cleared and forwarded for final mile delivery with no additional costs.

Good description examples

  • Men’s super hoodie navy M
  • Vinyl wall sticker decoration
  • Bags and accessories, bags of textile

Bad description examples

  • Item or goods
  • Women’s clothing

​It is important that good full descriptions and HS Codes are provided for customs clearance.

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