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SAMOS teams up with 'Make It British' to promote British businesses in the EU

27 July 2022 / 6 minute read

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Starting and running a small business involves an enormous amount of hard work and determination. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. It takes a certain personality to be an entrepreneur and wilfully take high risks, battle against the odds, and create success.

The world of business is brutal. It’s always a lot more complicated than you ever imagined. There’s lots of advice out there - probably too much - and it can be overwhelming.

For some aspects of your business there is no point re-inventing the wheel. Most successful entrepreneurs will testify that it makes total sense to learn from others by tapping into alternative ideas and preventing costly mistakes.

That’s where community networking comes in. Joining a community of like-minded entrepreneurs provides a collective knowledge of answers to questions that you probably hadn’t considered and could be crucial to your business success. It also provides support on days that you think you’re going mad, have made a terrible mistake, or are doubting yourself. It’s also great fun.

Make It British is a community of British businesses selling quintessentially British-made product to the world. They provide inspiration on all aspects of starting, sourcing, manufacturing, promoting, and selling. The information they provide is the cornerstone to the success experienced by their members enabling them to reach thresholds far quicker than they would have done otherwise.

On Friday 22nd July 2022 SAMOS was invited to join the Make It British weekly 'masterclass' – an online session providing their members with the latest take on all things business – to chat to them about shipping their product to customers across the EU.

Before the UK left the EU, Europe provided a huge source of profit and growth opportunity for UK businesses. However, since the UK left the EU the headache of providing additional customs information, increase in shipping costs, customs problems and IOSS have all conspired to curtail orders.

SAMOS was given the opportunity to demonstrate their EU parcel delivery solution SAMOS Connect – a hybrid EU parcel delivery solution designed soley to address delivery issues experienced when shipping into the EU.

The feedback from Make It British members was phenomenal, and SAMOS are so excited to now be working with 6 Make It British members getting their product delivered hassle-free into the EU, reinvigorating their revenue and profit possibilities. Make It British members can view a recording of the masterclass on hassle-free EU shipping on the Make It British website .

If you're running a UK based manufacturing business, not all answers to success will be in the boardroom. Think about the benefits of being part of a wider ecosystem of collective thinking. A group of like-minded businesses with the same goal - to generate sales, profit, and success.

To become a Make It British member you can contact them on their website. Make It British members also get discounted shipping rates with SAMOS!

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Who are we?

We are a parcel logistics company specialising in creating and engineering customer-focussed e-commerce parcel delivery solutions. We have become particularly well known for our hybrid EU parcel delivery solution. It's growing very fast and enabled so many e-com businesses to get back on track and develop their EU markets without fear of all the export problems experienced with the other mail and parcel delivery companies.

We totally understand the frustrations of using parcel and post delivery services so we have engineered these out of our service. Customers always ask us "why didn't we know about you before?" Well, you do now. We can ship all your B2C parcels across the EU whether your have an IOSS number or not. We do not surcharge at all, just one ultra-low cost per parcel. Simple. For more information about us click here.

What Our Customers Say

Peace, Founder and owner at Nubia's Crown - -

Watch a vlog by Peace at Nubia's Crown, one of our amazing customers, discussing our service here.

Alie Mackintosh, CEO at AYM, -

‘’We are incredibly happy with the service provided by Samos and would recommend their EU shipment services to any businesses requiring a solution for EU logistics since Brexit. Deliveries are fast and our customers are happy. Samos take all the stress and hassle of the new (and confusing) requirements away and provide a comprehensive and fully rounded service for both us and our customers. It’s win-win solution. We were apprehensive about the future of shipping B2C into the EU after experiencing delays in transit and confusion around additional charges, until we joined Samos. They are incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and reliable, it really is joy to be working with them."

Daphne, Co-founder at TIC CC, -

"We have been working with Samos since November 2021 to fulfil all our EU customer orders. Previously we had been using mail services, which meant a lot of hassle with customs and increased expenditure to the customer and us, and taking several weeks for parcel deliveries. We have trialled other courier companies, who’s services, pricing and customs issues have been appalling. 

Since using Samos our EU order deliver is running smooth and fast, without any issues. Customers also get delivery notifications, and can easily keep track of their parcels. Their online platform is very easy to use with minimal time spent to create shipping labels and customs paperwork. The prices are extremely competitive, and the customer services is the best we have experienced compared to any other delivery partner and couriers. This has been the best service provider we have worked with. I would highly recommend Samos!"