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Global Blue meets surge in e-commerce demand with new Tax Free Shopping services

The Covid-19 pandemic has driven a rapid increase in online luxury shopping across the world and a strong demand for shopping experiences that minimise social interaction and time spent in-store. In response, Global Blue has delivered new services that enable you to offer Tax Free Shopping via your e-commerce website.

Global Blue’s new online solutions mean that international shoppers can enjoy the same Tax Free Shopping benefits but with more flexibility:

Shoppers can now choose to have their purchases delivered to a hotel or friend/relative’s address within the EU. Alternatively, they can order the goods online and collect them quickly and easily from their chosen store. 

As with in-store Tax Free Shopping eligibility, the international shopper must live outside of the EU, receive the goods within the EU, and then export the goods to their home country.

The most common ways an international shopper may shop Tax Free online include:

  1. Click and Reserve
  2. Click and Collect
  3. Click and Deliver


Adaptable solutions to suit your needs:

Our online Tax Free Shopping services are available as both a fully integrated and semi-integrated solution and can be modified to comply with the different legislative requirements of individual EU countries.

The result is a simple process for both you and your international customers, with minimal effort and disruption to the transaction journey.


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