Why is shipping to norway so expensive at 35 euros? Is there any cheaper ways of transport available?
If you decide to order to Norway, you should now that the shipping isn’t the most expensive part. The VAT and tolls are way worse. I live in Norway as well(Hei!), and have been buying Jimmy joy on and off for a couple of years now. I first tried it when I lived in England for a year, but I had to cut down when I moved back to Norway as it was too expensiv.
To order it to Norway you have to pay an additional 15% VAT, and about 30 NOK per kg in tolls, so you should expect to pay at least 30% more for plenny shakes in tolls and vat. In addition you have to pay over 300NOK per box for the custom clearance. I ended up paying almost 50% of the value in taxes and shipping last time I orderd it to Norway.
What I’m planing to do now though, is to order a big batch to Sweden on black friday, and drive down and pick it up. You can order directly to some post offices in Sweden, without any extra carge and pick it up within a month, and bring a value of up to 3000 Nok(6000 if you stay for more than 24 hours) without paying taxes. I’m planing on ordering it to strømstad and drive down from Oslo.
But anyways, back to your question. I guess the shipping has to be that expensiv to Norway as we’re not a part of the EU, and there are probably some different rules and what not. I guees the only thing to do is to order in big quantities when you first order. And when you think about in, 50 euros for 20 kg from the netherland to norway isn’t to much, as it costs 145 nok to ship 2 kg within Norway.
thanks for being our customer. That is probably indeed the best way to go. We hope to have local fulfilment someday in Norway.
Thanks for this valuable information! It helped me a lot since I am also from Norway and I want to start with Penny shakes. Could you explain to me how I would order in Sweden and drive there from Oslo to avoid taxes. Any other way to reach out to you instead of this forum? Any help would be appreciated
Hehe, just got a message from taxation.
There’s a new rule in Norway since 2020 that any foodstuffs will get toll no matter what. So earlier it’d be possible to be under 350 NOK and you’d have no toll. But I’m shaking in my boots how expensive this first shipment will be for me now. I’ll try to remember doing an update when I get the final bill.
So no progress on having a local fulfilment in Norway anytime? I bet (know) you’re getting less sales because of this as it is now sadly.
Thanks for posting this!
When we ship to the beautiful Norway, we are exporting goods to outside the EU and for that reason customs comes into the picture. We, unfortunately, have no control over this part of the journey and currently can not offer other options than we are for shipping to Norway. As with all orders outside the EU, we pay for the tax up to 135,- Euro and anything above would need to be paid by yourself through customs. Then, the local customs department can charge you fees separately as well for handling. These can vary and we have no insights in how they are calculated or applied.
We can not offer you an option for local fulfilment at the moment, sorry!
It would be great for our other Norwegian customers if you could indeed update your experience on here, it’s very much appreciated!
I bought 130 EUR of plenny shakes.
On that I had to pay 880 NOK in toll, that’s ~95 EUR. So pretty steep tax there. Plus the 35 EUR shipping 95+35 = 130 EUR for the toll+ship, and 130 EUR for the actual Plenny Shakes.
Foodstuffs is taxed harshly. So expect to pay about double+ what’s shown would be a good estimation for Norway.