Import Duties & Taxes
We stock Pod’s in a number of global locations including the UK which covers all of the EU countries and also Las Vegas which covers the United States so as we import directly into these locations all the taxes and duties are calculated and covered in the pricing you see on our site.
Outside of these regions however customers are responsible for an localized taxes and duties that their countries might apply and it is their responsibility to pay for these additional costs when the goods arrive.
Around the world different countries apply different rules and rates and these often change so it is difficult to give a definitive answer on the global rates however the EU HS code for our product is 6306220000 and the USA code is 6306.22.9030.
From our recent experience you could expect to see an 18% duty applied into Canada , 15% into Mexico and between 35% & 100% into South America and this doesn’t include and local GST taxes these a purely duty rates so please ensure you investigate the “total” costs that getting your Pod delivered to your location might be.
We do make this clear in both our terms & conditions and also at the cart stage of the order processing and you will be billed for the delivery cost / any return costs and fee applied should you refuse to pay these charges on arrival of the goods into your country.
We can do everything possible to assist you in ensuring our paperwork is correct and as is required for the county of entry and this may result in us asking you for Tax ID numbers or company Tax information however our hands are tied once it arrives and the duties / taxes are due.
If you are in any doubt please contact the sales department prior to placing your order and they will do whatever they can to assist you firstname.lastname@example.org
John Dennis Review of Pods
It was March this year when eyes were first laid on POD tents in a message sent to me via a friend on FaceBook. It instantly caught my eye and knew that it needed investigating. As an adventurer and expeditioner this was a product completely suited for a family adventure we had planned.
Not being one for writing review of products, purely as the amount used, would take a life time.
Pod Tents stocked in the USA
We are pleased to announce that as of July 2016 we now have Pod’s in stock in the USA , While we continue to search for the right retail partners for our products we have decided to use a 3rd party logistics company based in Texas to ensure that our American customers get their Pod’s quickly , efficiently and more importantly shipped at a competitive rate.
Pod’s used to educate & entertain kids
When we set about designing and producing Pod’s we thought we had covered everything the tents could be used for , family camping , Scouts , Military , Disaster relief , Temporary accommodation you name it we thought of it, however a company in England had a different vision for them and they are using them for an amazing interactive learning experience for kids..
GI Gadgets – Facebook Post
GI Gadgets has run a video of Pod’s on its Facebook page this week which has already been viewed by 3.7 Million of their followers and 38,000 people taking the time to comment on it .. They used our drone footage along with a montage of the Pod walk through to compile this into their own format.
Isn’t a black tent hotter inside ?
Seeing as we are continually asked this question we decided to write a blog about it and how from our own tests the answer is no.
When we first decided to produce the tent in black ( so it stood out from the crowd in a sea of green, blue and brown tents that manufacturers seem to choose to produce in) we started by asking why no one else had done it , the initial searches in google seemed to indicate that black would absorb the heat and therefore make it hotter inside. We were confused though because when it comes to clothes its clear that black makes you feel cooler in the sun hence why people in hot countries wear black clothing.
Business Insider piece on Pod’s
The US version of Business Insider has put together a nice video compilation of the Pod tents showing exactly the functionality of the product and its modular inter-connectivity aspects.
It also touches on the height and sheer size of the Pod Maxi which it rightly describes as HUGE..
What does tent flammability testing mean
Here at Pod we test our tents to two separate flammability standards the first is covered under BSENISO5912:2011 and is ISO 6941:2003 and the second is the American CPAI-84.
A questions we are asked is what does flammability really mean and is my tent fire proof ? The simple answer to this is no , We have copied the guideline for testing from the standard below to try and explain in detail but in summary the treatment we use to treat our tents is designed to give you time to get out of our tents should a fire occur and to reduce any damage to the product should a flame come in contact with it. We conduct this test on the Outer material , the inner materials and the floor material.
Carbon Monoxide – The Dangers
We touched on the issue recently in our post on flammability but now we would like to share the experiences of Roland Wessling and the tragic death of his partner Hazel Woodhams, All the details below have come directly from Roland who wants to use their experience to highlight the dangers of Carbon Monoxide in a camping environment. I would point out it was not a Pod they used but we feel it’s important to highlight a general miss understanding about BBQ’s and gas or solid fuel use in and around all tents.