We’ve received the “Account block” email regarding selling on Amazon.DE this morning.
We are a relatively new seller and within scope of this block, so sent over all of the documents required for Amazon’s VAT service (Avalara) 7 weeks ago. Our German VAT application still shows as “Pending”.
We knew this was going to happen, so that’s no surprise. However, the “Account block” email says:
“You are allowed a 30-day period to remove your inventory from DE fulfilment centers, after which, any remaining inventory will be disposed of at your cost without further notice.”
“We” are myself and my partner, both working part-time alongside other jobs, so this is going to be an absolute nightmare for us to manage. Surely Amazon can just charge us for storage while THEIR third-party (Avalara) service application is in progress? I’ve raised this via a case to Seller Support, but I’m expecting a template response that doesn’t answer anything close to my question.
Is anybody else in this situation? If so, have you raised this question with Seller Support, and do you have a plan (other than the obvious)?
NB: Please don’t reply if you’re going to say “You applied too late”. That’s obvious in hindsight and a totally unhelpful response.