The recently expanded multilingual app will be especially useful to travellers in France shopping for fashions. Available at the Apple app store and on Google Play, Wevat has already helped travellers in 88 countries secure their VAT refunds by tapping their phones instead of completing and filing forms.
More information is available at https://www.wevat.com
The VAT supports the EU administration and budget, and is levied by most retailers in Europe. Prior to the launch of the Wevat app, travellers were required to complete VAT return forms to have the tax refunded. Wevat now makes a previously cumbersome and time-consuming undertaking a quick, three-step digital process.
The app has no store restrictions, and monies can be refunded in a choice of 50 currencies by credit card, bank transfer, Alipay, or WeChat pay. Compared to in-store VAT refund providers, Wevat offers 23% higher refunds with a single transparent fee and no foreign exchange fees. As long as travellers spend a minimum of €100 on their purchases across the whole trip in France, they are entitled to the 13% Wevat refund.
To file their claim using Wevat, travellers first download the app before purchase, then ask for a ‘facture’ (invoice in French) addressed to Wevat and upload it to the app, then generate a digital form that can be scanned and validated at Wevat-supported departure points in France. Users can select their preferred refund method and can track their refund process with the app’s tracker feature.
Recognised as the first digital VAT refund provider, Wevat was founded in London to make shopping in France easy and convenient. Backed by investors that include Entrée Capital, firstminute Capital, Sweet Capital, and by the former CEO of Priceline, Andy Phillips, Wevat has developed strong partnerships with innovative digital payment providers, and says their app makes the VAT refund process hassle-free.
A Wevat user says, “I can track how much I’m being refunded in real-time. The more I spend the more I get back. I wasn’t charged a handling fee and was refunded at spot rate. No more refund forms to deal with, the process can be completed with just one tap.”
With the release of the Wevat app, non-EU residents looking forward to a vacation in France can plan on receiving a 13 percent off on their purchases.
Learn more at https://www.wevat.com
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