A UK VAT Number is required when a seller outside of the UK sells an item to a buyer in the UK. This number is provided by the HMRC and ensures that items can be sent into the UK successfully instead of making the buyer pay the VAT at the moment the goods are imported.
When you've sold an item to a buyer in the UK you'll need to find your Depop UK VAT Number and attach/include this on your shipping label/invoice label. This will ensure that there are no further issues when attempting to ship or deliver the item.
NOTE: Each shipping provider and authority may have slightly different processes in place when processing items being sent cross border or internationally. If in doubt about how to apply a VAT Number to your package always check with your local shipping provider or government body.
Where do I find the UK VAT Number?
The UK VAT Number will only be visible to sellers as they will need to attach this number on their package before sending. Sellers can find this number within their sold receipt in the Depop app and in the email receipt they receive after selling an item.