You don't want to miss this promotion: For a limited time, Amazon is offering the free use of tax service providers to handle your VAT affairs for you. We therefore clarify all the key data in this article. There is also news regarding the transport partner programme. Finally, it's about the introduction of heavy items for shipping by Amazon.
There is an interesting promotion on Amazon until 30.04.2021. If the registered office of your business is not in the EU, you can also benefit from it. If this is the case, all you have to do is select a tax service provider that you would like to have for VAT registration or pre-registration. The good thing about it is that the Amazon VAT service is completely free of charge for you in the first year. When you register, you are automatically assigned a service provider, but you can change this at any time under "Change tax partner". By the way, the free subscription also includes tax representation and the application for an EORI number. If you have any questions about further details, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Amazon recently advised sellers that UPS will no longer transport packages from the EU to the UK for the time being. This is due to an update of work steps and labelling at UPS. Consequently, shipping labels already purchased will lose their validity. Accordingly, they can no longer be used for shipping. Any cancellations will be handled by Amazon and you will receive your money back as soon as possible. If the situation changes, Amazon will publish a corresponding notice, which we will of course keep you informed about.
Until now, it was not possible to send heavy and bulky items when shipping with Amazon. This is now changing. At the beginning of April, Amazon is increasing the maximum dimensions and weights for parcels. This applies to the following countries:
By the way, items that are longer than 1.75 m, have a circumference of more than 3.6 m or exceed a weight of 31.5 kg are considered heavy or bulky parcels. However, you should make absolutely sure that all your items are nevertheless properly packed and have the correct labels. However, Pan-European shipping and shipping via the European Shipping Network are still not available.
That was the most important Amazon news this week. Do you have any further questions about the promotion or shipping with Amazon? We will be happy to help you in word and deed. Simply send us a message - without obligation, of course.
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