We have a new SEO consultant and we are working together to make sure that this website is well known. He has highlighted eBay as the reason for the UK Address in Spain UK Address in Spain, and for me it is a very important part, I never buy any major item without checking its price on www.eBay.co.uk . However, many other shops only deliver to the UK and not Spain. It is cheaper to get your Amazon products through the UK Address than direct. My driving license, passport, life insurance etc. are all registered to the UK Address. Here in Andalucía you get a choice of two kinds of seed potato – red or white. Thompson & Morgan alone have 147 varieties of potato but won’t deliver these outside the UK (some they won’t even deliver to Northern Ireland!). I do my shopping on line with UK supermarkets for products I can’t get in Spain. I order spare parts for my Spainish cars from the UK because they are 1/3 of the price. We don’t just have British customers, we have many Spanish, German, Dutch and Scandinavian customers in Spain for our FedEx service from the UK.
Then there is the Spanish side of it. Having a UK Address is all very well but you need to get delivery in Spain and we take the parcels down to Spain and sort them and despatch them either to one of our offices or direct to the customer. People buy goods from the USA and worldwide to go via the UK either because they are banned direct into Spain (herbal medicines for instance) or because the UK Customs authorities are less likely to charge Customs duties and allow ordinary packages through which the Spanish don’t. We had one mother come to us after Spanish Customs charged her student daughter €50 import duty on a dental plate that she sent from the USA.
Then there are all the foreign customers who use us as a Spanish delivery address because they are buying on-line from Spanish companies who won’t deliver outside of the Peninsular and they want their goods sent to Brazil or Singapore. It is more than just eBay. It’s an accommodation address, it’s a mail divert service (cheaper and more flexible than Royal Mail’s), it is secure because your credit cards and bank statements come down with FedEx not Correos, for Sky cards, for prescriptions, it is used as a returns address for companies selling from Spain who need a UK presence or companies that want to pretend they are in the UK when actually they are on the beach in Spain with a diverted VOIP telephone number. It is unique and a really valuable service to all residents in Spain.