Category: Amazon Selling

Operating a Cross-border ecommerce business the easy way – Amazon Selling

Operating a cross-border ecommerce business can yield great rewards, but it comes with a host of challenges. Understanding what these challenges are, where they arise and, most importantly of all, how to meet them is increasingly crucial to modern ecommerce. This is perhaps never more true than today with the UK having fully left the EU and a raft of new complexities on top of changes around the world such as VAT modernisation, ICS2, and the US STOP Act. To assist you to navigate this complex world, this white paper written in partnership with industry leading experts Hurricane Commerce, sets out everything you need to know to operate your cross-border ecommerce business. In this white paper we will help you understand how the different regulations apply to your cross-border ecommerce business including: Duties & Taxes Commodity Codes Ensambles HS Codes Prohibted and restricted items & partiesYou’ll also find a chapter…

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New eBay unified listing experience rolls out in US – Amazon Selling

There’s a new eBay unified listing experience rolling out in the US and available immediately for some sellers. The new re-designed listing experience, which brings more consistency to how you list across devices which means you’ll have the same listing flow regardless of device whether that be laptop, tablet or smartphone. So what can you expect from the new eBay unified listing experience? A streamlined listing experience that’s more consistent across all your devices A clean, unified look, and you’ll have just one listing experience Built on new technology that will allow eBay to more quickly deliver new features Image background remov

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Etsy payment account reserve introduced – Amazon Selling

Etsy have updated their payment policy to allow for Etsy payment account reserve. In most cases this will only apply to new sellers and if you’ve been trading for more than 90 days you should be unaffected. “More and more people are doing their shopping online and millions of new buyers have recently discovered Etsy, but that also means some sellers are seeing an increase in order disputes and issues. To keep buying and selling on Etsy safe and easy for everyone, we’re introducing payment account reserves. For now, this means some sellers may have a reserve placed on their account for a short period after their first sale.”– Etsy If you are subject to an Etsy payment account reserve you will have a percentage of each sale held before the funds are available for deposit. Some sellers may have a reserve placed on their account for the short period…

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eBay experts predict 2021 ecommerce evolution – Amazon Selling

As customers continue relying heavily on buying online, and pressure continues to build in the race to digitize services at scale to meet rising customer demands eBay experts predict what they think is next in the evolution of the online shopping experience. Evolved Shipping and food delivery Lakshimi Duraivenkatesh, VP, Buyer Experience Engineering predicts that shipping and delivery will evolve, including autonomous delivery for both online shopping and restaurant takeout orders. Focus on employee engagement metrics Mazen Rawashdeh, SVP, Chief Technology Office believes companies will adapt to the rapid shift to a remote workforce by enhancing employee engagement metrics and ensuring their global workforce is still connected. New tech creating opportunities for small businesses Senthil Padmanabhan, VP, Technical Fellow forecasts that new technologies and platforms will create opportunities for small businesses to grow their retail presence. AI will chan

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Amazon’s home schooling resources for kids – Amazon Selling

Amazon has recently compiled a guide full of all their free home schooling resources to help parents and students learning from home as lockdown continues in the UK. You can check out the full list of the home schooling resources here. Maths Maths4All Maths4All provides games, apps and maths challenges on Alexa, worksheets for Kindle and Fire Tablets, and caters for a range of ages, learning styles and abilities. Maths with Rachel Riley Tune into a maths lesson from Countdown presenter and mathematician Rachel Riley. The 13 minute episode focuses on prime numbers and practice with factors and is suitable for students who are year 4, 5, 6 and 7. (Free until 31st January 2021) Times Tables games Times tables lessons with free games are available to download on Amazon Fire Tablets. Older students can try out Timestables Rockstars while younger learners can play ‘Meet the Numberblocks!’. Science and Engineering…

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Latest Amazon Brexit FAQ updates – Delivery Duty Paid reminder! – Amazon Selling

The ‘Amazon Brexit Bible‘ is where you will find the latest Amazon Brexit FAQ updates. If you’re shipping cross border you should check back regularly to ensure you have the latest updates. Will my account health metrics be impacted if there are issues at the border that are outside of my control? To support you following the end of the Brexit transition period, Amazon will be temporarily relaxing the thresholds for late shipment, cancellation and order defect rates starting on the 1st of January, to be reviewed again on the 31st of January 2021. Amazon say that they understand the adjustments to your business and new customs borders may have an impact on your order performance while you adapt to the new environment. As part of their commitment to your success in selling on Amazon, Amazon will be monitoring any issues that arise due to Brexit and will work to…

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Recall on toxic hand sanitiser sold on eBay and AliBaba – Amazon Selling

Trading Standards have issued a recall on two alcohol hand sanitisers including a toxic hand sanitiser that were being sold on online marketplaces. Both sanitisers in question (Ibcccndc & Yucky hands) are being recalled for containing insufficient amounts of ethanol, meaning they don’t actually kill bacteria or viruses and Ibcccndc also contains methanol (measured value: 37.4 % by weight), which is acutely toxic to the central nervous system and to the eyes. According to the report, the sanitiser was still being sold just two days ago so you might want to check if you’ve recently purchased either of the two, if you have stop using them and if you see them online do not buy them. After the announcement of the highly toxic contents of Ibcccndc,

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eBay for Charity has record breaking year despite pandemic – Amazon Selling

Despite the challenges and stresses that people have been facing over the past year we have seen some great acts of kindness. This includes how charitable and giving people have been. For the third year in a row, eBay for Charity broke all records, raising a total of nearly $123 million globally in charitable donations through the eBay marketplace. Donations were up 10 percent over the previous year, more than $234 was raised every minute through the platform — and 100 percent of the funds go back to the nonprofits. Last year, there were more than 21 million live charity listings that helped support a wide variety of nonprofits, including Heifer International, ASPCA, NHS Charities Together, Homes for Our Troops, British Heart Foundation and The Skatepark Project. “Though the past year proved to be a challenging one for many, we are incredibly proud and grateful to our community for their…

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ShipStation Guide to impact of delivery experience on customer satisfaction – Amazon Selling

Today we look at Whitepaper on ShipStations Guide to impact of delivery experience on customer satisfaction. The sharp increase in online shopping in 2020 has made the delivery experience more influential. It’s the final interaction consumers have with retailers, so greatly impacts the overall ecommerce experience and repeat purchase decisions. ShipStation surveyed over 500 ecommerce customers across the UK to better understand how events in 2020 have reshaped their delivery expectations. This Guide provides you with insight into ShipStation’s findings and delivery experience strategies you can implement to increase customer conversion, satisfaction, and retention. Our key findings include: Online shopping is up 31% this year, with 60% of consumers attribu

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Five retail trend predictions to watch for in 2021 – Amazon Selling

As ecommerce maintains its high altitude and consumers continue to spend more time at home, businesses continue to seek out intel on what the year might look like for commerce so that they can take appropriate action and stay on top. IGD have released retail trend predictions that you’ll want to watch for this year. Five retail trend predicitions for 2021 Following a disruptive 2020, five retail trend predictions, in particular, stand out as areas for businesses to focus on this year. System upgrade: digitally enhancing operations Introduction of digital technologies that have a low capital investment and are easy to update Partnerships with third-party technology providers to speed up new tech introduction More use of machine learning and artificial intelligence at store level to drive revenue and increase customer satisfaction Escalating ecommerce: driving online and profitability Retailers seeking to reduce their overall operating costs to accommodate online, improving processes…

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PPE Portal ships 1 billionth item of PPE as DHSC thanks partners – Amazon Selling

Featured in this article from the Tamebay Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business. Royal Mail Royal Mail is the leading provider of postal and parcel delivery services in the UK. We deliver to over 230 countries and territories worldwide. Volo Commerce The Volo service and platform focus on helping you scale up your business with dedicated professional expertise and a highly comprehensive multichannel platform that maximises automation. This combination grows your sales and increases your efficiencies over the long term. Scale up your business with Volo. eBay eBay’s mission is to be the world’s favourit

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Fruugo plentymarkets integration opens cross border selling to 50k merchants – Amazon Selling

Fruugo is now easier to sell on than ever for the more than 50,000 users of plentymarkets. This new Fruugo plentymarkets integration allows thousands of merchants to expand their sales internationally, without the complexities usually associated with cross-border selling. Throughout 2020 the customer demand for online shopping has skyrocketed around the world as consumers have either forcibly or voluntarily steered clear of the high street. For businesses this has meant that ecommerce has come to play an unprecedentedly important role, pushing many to maximise online sales by expanding their digital operations and starting to trade cross-border to entirely new markets. To help businesses take advantage of this growing consumer demand, thousands of retailers who use plentymarkets for multi-channel ecommerce are now able to take advantage of all attributes of Fruugo directly from the plentymarkets platform. Using the new Fruugo plentymarkets integration allows them to sell products to a new consumer…

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