Yes… you’ve heard right. We’re going international! BLG have been operating from the United Kingdom for 18 months, and whilst we’ve been growing a strong community here in Great Britain, we wanted to take our services to the European market.
We already accept submissions from Europe, however, with our previous set up we were limited on our cover for postage and customs. Opening a European hub makes our offering much more accessible to consumers in the EU.
WHERE IS THE NEW EU HUB?
Holland! We’ve partnered with Connor Jung, already well known, and trusted in the trading card industry through his own influencer business @Shinynightfury.
Connor resides in Holland and will be operating the European Hub from his hometown in Velsen.
“Personally I have been struggling with finding a solid middleman company that is actually insured and official for years, and I know many others have as well. The amount of DMs I have gotten over the years asking if I know someone who provides this service for Beckett is crazy.
Now I will have the perfect answer… ME! I will be the link Europe is missing to get their cards graded by Beckett” says Connor Jung – @Shinynightfury
WHAT’S THE BENEFIT FOR EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS?
By providing a hub outside of the UK, we are able to help non-UK customers avoid custom charges and costly shipping costs. The reduction in cost will make access to Beckett Grading Services through an Official BGS Intermediary like ourselves, much easier and budget friendly.
Black Label Grading was established in 2020 to provide trading card collectors, sellers and buyers with a hassle-free way to access Beckett Grading Services. We are now excited to offer the same service to the European community.
WHAT’S THE NEW PROCESS?
The process will remain the same for international customers, with one exception – the address!
The new address for customers in Europe will be provided at checkout through the online portal.
Customers will also have an extra step in their submission process where cards are sent from our European hub to the UK, and back again. Notifications will be sent at each stage as normal and will be updated in real time through their online account.
To submit your cards, please create an order online here. UK and non-UK residents can submit orders online and the system will direct customers appropriately depending on the information provided at checkout.
If you have any queries regarding our international hub, please contact Connor at email@example.com.