The following is not tax advice. Please clarify with a tax advisor your individual tax obligations.
In this section we will talk about VAT that was charged on the transaction between you the merchant and SPOD, meaning VAT charges on the Production Cost and the Shipping Cost.
If you are a merchant not based in Germany, you do not have a valid VAT ID, under certain conditions you can claim back the VAT from the German authorities on orders that were delivered to you as the merchant.
This can be done with the following process (Input VAT refund procedure):
Procedure for merchants located in the EU
You as the merchant can submit an application for reimbursement via the electronic portal of the Member State where your business is located.
Procedure for merchants located outside the EU
Merchants located outside of the EU can apply for a refund of the German VAT, provided that your business is not registered for VAT in Germany.
If your business is registered for VAT in Germany, you can claim the refund within your German VAT return.
Merchants without German VAT registration should contact the Bundeszentralamt für Steuern.