I knew this great news a bit earlier on a Framework Reddit thread. You can understand a bit more context there. Thank you for your generous choice, Framework!
I postponed publicly sharing this news until Framework would share by their media article. Now Framework shared the news on a thread on this forum, their blog and newsletter email. So, it’s safe to share the news here too.
I hope that we can utilize this new availability smoothly. I am afraid that if Framework sees more challenges by enabling the shipping forward services from the supported EU country to an unsupported EU country, the Framework will forbid the availability again.
So, what can we help for smooth operation? I live in the Czech Republic, and I plan to use this new operation probably in January 2024. And I may create a step-by-step guide document for this for smooth operation.
So far, in my little experience, there are tips for shipping from a supported EU country to an unsupported EU country below.
Framework warehouse (currently in Taiwan) A => FedEx => a supported EU country B where a shipping forward service and the warehouse is located => a shipping company => your living country C
First, you can select a shipping company from B to C on a shipping forward service. My recommendation is to select the shipping company, DHL. Because in my experience, the DHL’s service is great. I didn’t need to do some work for the customs office manually such as printing the document to paper signing manually, and scanning the paper to PDF manually. What I did was just to input the necessary info on DHL’s web system.
Second, after Framework starts to use its partner Fedex’s warehouse in the Netherlands for delivery to the supported countries in the EU in the future, perhaps, your work for shipping may be easier if you select a shipping forward service located in the Netherlands. Because the route from the Framework’s warehouse (A) to the shipping forward company’s warehouse (B) can be a domestic delivery rather than an international delivery. I suppose it is simple. But I am not sure about it.
I hope everyone has a smooth delivery experience!