6 months ?!
Via the Amazon/Avalara service?
6 months ?!
Via the Amazon/Avalara service?
This is a legal requirement and if you have not heard, at the beginning of year; with no notice, a lot of sellers stock were ceased by authority for non-compliance of VAT.
I would start looking at how to remove stock so you can do so on day 28.
We used VATGlobal who are also an Amazon partner. The delays are coming from Germany though so I do not think it matters which agent you go with. I have been posting on the following thread where somebody else recently received their German VAT certificate after waiting 9 months !!!
When will we learn - Amazon dont give a monkeys about on line sellers. Just about any product you sell - they sell. Theres 2 sides to Amazon the Amazon direct sales and the market place sales, any sale through market place is regarded as a lost sale. We are all daft for dealing with them but bit by bit they have come to be a major part of a lot of peoples business plans and so they can move the goal posts demand you have to be fba or your product doesnt even search anymore. We only have ourselves to blame for lazy selling and allowing this to happen - loads of you will go under in the near future if this is your main route to market.
I’m not a fan of Amazon, I can just about bear to sell through them, but they are not a monopoly. There are alternatives and you have a choice.
Ive been trying to get my certificate sorted however have yet to get a response. How long does it take and which email do you send it to?
Well said, that was spot on! Amazon can not sell my products as it’s my own brand, not just that, I don’t white label but manufacture my products myself, I have noticed the decline in sales and the pushing for FBA which it would make it hard to do as I am currently working through my inventory activating the custom option, working on my website loads so I can dump this shower of ***. Was only just last year begging of December that I was put under a velocity review, I appealed on the grounds that my products were mainly seasonal (grave memorial ornaments) and its Christmas. I had been selling on Amazon since 2012 and turnover had been far more in the previous years without a velocity review, but their decision still stood, I downgraded my account for several months just on principal alone just to recoup the interest they earned on me.
At this rate, Amazon will just have china sellers left, it’s getting beyond a joke, it use to be that Amazon turnover would be double that of eBay, now eBay dose more than double than Amazon, and like I said my products are exclusive to me and very unique, they is a demand for them but undoubtedly Amazon is pushing FBA products first so they can cash in!!!
Hi, try to find in google a Prep Center in Germany. Is better save your inventory in any place and then when you get your legal documents just contact the company to send your items back. Good luck and sorry for what happened.
This is what happens when you apply too late.
In your Seller Central, go to;
“Reports” (tabs at top of seller central)
choose “Fulfilled by Amazon” from the drop menu
Left side - Inventory / click Show More to reveal;
Download Csv, open in Excel
Custom Sort the Excel (column E for DE Germany - which should included inventory stored in CZ and PL warehouses)
Or just click Here for the Seller Central Link
(login maybe required if your not already logged in, or your Amazon session has timed out)
According to a business magazine article I read the other day, Amazon have 30% of all online retail sales. eBay are in second and now attribute 1%. Our actual Amazon vs. eBay sales are more like 150 to 1, which is way worse than this statistic would suggest.
Not sure on the definition of a monopoly, but I don’t think 30 times their nearest competitor can be considered “optional” in certain retail industries, which very much includes ours.
Any recommendations on a prep centre? I’ve been given details of one in Germany so far, but its fairly expensive and I’ve got nothing to compare it to.
On the other hand, we sell about 12 times as much on ebay alone as on Amazon.
It wasn’t always that way. Back in 2003, Amazon represented about 60% of our business. From day one, “what if Amazon [or any other platform] goes to the wall?” has central to our business plan. As Amazon changed, we adapted. When we went in new directions, Amazon often didn’t even feature in our plans.
Amazon is not a monopoly (by definition, a sole agent in a market). Even employees have the option to walk away and do things differently.
Simply search on Google for “germany fba prep centre” and you will find dozens of pages of results so you can compare the services to find the one most suitable for your needs.
Do you know how you make sure it is removing your DE stock only?
When you fill up the information in removal order file template you will have to type DE in the country code field.
Thank you for helping!
Do you know how much it cost per a unit to remove stock from DE to the UK?
Amazon charged me €0.25 fee per unit.