The 50% Closing Down sale starts TODAY at Bearly Mine Designs:
I regret to inform you that Bearly Mine Designs will be closing their doors on December 31st. New European VAT laws are causing the closure of many small digital businesses here in the UK and all over Europe. If you sell digital goods to a European customer, you HAVE TO charge them the customer's country's VAT (sales tax) rate and each country is different. This is extremely difficult to do as there is no shop program that can do this yet. So Bearly Mine Designs is a victim of these new rules. Thing is, even if your digital selling website is outside the European Union, you still have to charge European customers their VAT rate on top of their purchase..even if your online store is in China, USA, Canada, Brazil, etc. Don't know how that is going to happen but that's what the EU is saying. The first thing I thought when I heard about this new law/rule is, "How can they enforce this outside of the EU?" I still do not know but my hope is that it's a disaster and they cancel this requirement so more small businesses selling digital goods do not disappear from the web like this.
From today until the 31st December you can save 50% off all digital sets at Bearly Mine. Please show your support by having a visit and purchasing your favourite sets.