Christmas is not just around the corner yet, but as an Amazon seller you can't prepare early enough for Christmas sales, especially since the highest sales figures traditionally fall in this period. Accordingly, Amazon has introduced the Amazon Pay Christmas Gift Guide, which sellers can use to make their products even more visible. There is also Avalara, a tax service provider that is expanding its services for three more countries. Thirdly, in this post, we will inform you about new requirements for selling software.
This year, sellers who want to achieve even better sales figures in view of the Christmas sales can have themselves placed in the Amazon Pay Christmas Gifts Guide. But how do you position yourself in this guide? The first thing you need to do is register with Amazon Pay. The deadline to do so is October 15. You also need to integrate the payment service on your website. Amazon Pay is not only useful for the Christmas Gifts Guide, but also when customers buy products through your own website. In this case, your customers can then use the same payment information as on Amazon itself.
The company Avalara has already been part of Amazon's sales tax service for 5 years. Amazon sellers in the USA, China and Hong Kong can now also use the service provider. The services include, among others, the registration for sales tax in the respective countries and the online declaration of the tax. Avalara operates internationally and works not only with large but also with smaller companies in the Amazon business. In Europe in particular, the service provider offers years of experience.
If you are not yet aware of what the VAT services include, we would like to remind you of them: With the help of an external service provider such as Avalara, you can comply with the respective VAT regulations and have the registration and pre-registration done in up to seven European countries. In addition, there is currently a promotion that allows you to use the VAT services free of charge for the first six months. For more information, see your EU account.
Recently, the guidelines for selling software on Amazon have been renewed. As a result, you should make sure that you don't sell items that are now prohibited. Moreover, there are products for which certain restrictions apply. Among others, duplicated or copied software products or items that are not intended for sale are prohibited.
That was the most important Amazon news this week. Do you also have questions about the Amazon Pay Christmas Gift Guide or need help with the new guidelines for selling software? We are happy to provide you with advice and support in this regard. Just send us a message - without any obligation, of course.
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