I have registered for a German VAT in order in order to store items in Germany and take advantage of lower fulfilment fees and quicker dispatch to customers. Now the Amazon European Fulfilment Network between the UK and the EU seems to allow you to sell goods in any country in the EU and Amazon will store it in another countries warehouse without you having to have a VAT number so you gain the advantage of lower fulfilment fees and the customer gets there product quicker.
Am I missing something or is this the case? Is there any advantage for me having a German VAT number only to store my goods in German warehouses for lower fulfilment fees? Seems like Amazon will do this for me and class it as a cross border sale. Am am tempted to de-register as it doesn’t seem worth it for me right now.