Sometimes there’s no way of avoiding admin paperwork
In this section we aim to help you deal with this as efficiently and painlessly as possible
How to Prepare Invoices
If you send shipments that must be declared to Customs you are required to complete a commercial or pro-forma invoice detailing the contents and value of that shipment
To make things easier for you we have prepared a blank master invoice, which can be downloaded and printed on to your letter headed paper Invoice template [link to document download]
Describing the goods as accurately as possible is essential for Customs and airline security. Poorly described shipments can be detained for further examination by Customs
Value – this is critical for Customs - insert at least the replacement value (in pounds sterling) of the goods you are sending. Reason for export – state reason for export, eg; sale, sample review, temporary export for repair etc.
Customs code – this is optional. If you have a Customs commodity code for the goods you are sending, please include it. Shippers VAT No. – If you don’t have a VAT number print "UNREG". If you are a private shipper print "PR"
Use block capitals to avoid delays at Customs and you’ll need five copies, each signed with a blue pen
The above is not required for shipments to EU member countries