Wednesday 13 April 2016

PayPal: Shipping to a Buyer’s Confirmed Address

How a Buyer Can Confirm an Address
  1. Add a credit card to your PayPal account. PayPal will confirm the credit card billing address (i.e., the address where you receive your credit card statement).
  2. Apply for PayPal Smart Connect. If you’re approved, the address on your application will be a Confirmed Address.
  3. Alternate address confirmation. This process takes several days and is only available for U.S. accounts. To learn more, log in to your PayPal account and visit the Alternate Address Confirmation page.

How to buy e-books for Kindle on gave access to buy books only for those clients which are from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This restriction can be bypassed if you change your mailing address to Germany. On the website click in the left menu the tab Country settings and choose Germany and your mailing adress in Germany. After that you will receive an announcement from Amazon in the upper bar "Great News" that you can also now shop in Germany and at the end of this announcement click to change: 

Great news! You can now shop for digital content at in Euros. Learn more about transferring to

At the bottom of the information page click on the butten: Transfer your Kindle Account to

It is necessary to be registered on and under the same login, in order to successfully end the whole process. Afterwards you will receive this message:

Vielen Dank dafür, dass Sie Ihr Kindle-Konto auf übertragen haben.

Sie können jetzt mit dem Einkauf von digitalen Inhalten im Kindle-Shop von beginnen und die Artikel in Euros (EUR) bezahlen.

And it is done!

Another round of Scotch for your delivery?

Sometimes I think of a best way to comply a request and there are many things, that come to my mind while I read through the e-mails, which I get from various corners of Europe. Today came an e-mail saying: Could my delivery get a little bit more scotch? They told me at our place, that the package should have another round of scotch on the sides in order to get to the required destination....I thought really hard about those lines, what could they possibly mean. I rather not answer right back any more, when it is  a heavy task like this one and also we don´t have any Scotch in stock anyway. Fortunately after a little bit of thinking just like a flash a picture from my childhood apeared in front of me. Yes, Scotch is a still existing company which produces adhesive tapes and most likely in some regions this designation probably became naturalized....

Sunday 3 April 2016

Good news from UPS about "de minimis" in the U. S.

Not long ago we received a quite interesting information which could make our life again somehow a little bit easier. I got this information through nobody else but UPS (one of the world's largest package delivery company and we could say a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistic services).  

The year 2016 is said to be a big step forward for the limits of shipping from the U.S. This change in law is said to take effect in March 2016. This great change will in fact be a great oppurtunity for small- and medium-sized companies. The whole importing process from the U.S. will be faster and cheaper. What´s there to say about that right? 

Till this day were de minimis amount adjusted to 200 Dollars per shipment this was held since 1993. Today it is 800 Dollars per shipment. According to these numbers we can say it´s four times the previous amount. This speaks for itself.  

"De minimis"

Now let me explain how we could understand what the minimis are and what kind of impacts can they do. Firstly "de minimis" is a term which tells us what is the minimum dollar value (in this case it is 800 Dollars per shipment) of goods bellow which no formal costums procedures are needed. This will save us from many timeconsuming things, just as the never ending paperwork or recordkeeping. The goods will arrive faster and we then could lower the costs to serve customers in the U.S. Each process in the range of 800 Dollars is absolutely duty- and taxfree which brings us back to the previous mentioned impacts on the process of shipping to the final offer of the goods.

Posted by Čanka

Friday 1 April 2016

Excursion in DHL Deutsche Post