Xmas sales on Amazon

Increase Xmas Sales using Amazon & Ebay & other tips!

November 30, 2014 in News, VAT

Open to Export

Open to Export is the UK Government supported free, online community for UK companies looking to grow internationallyFather-Christmas-using-a--001

They have been running a great ‘International Ecommerce: Countdown to Xmas’ series offering practical tips which cover everything from getting the basics right, to understanding key cultural differences, to how to manage pricing and shipping.

Working with leading e-commerce experts, the focus has been to produce bite-sized learning to give you huge opportunities to increase sales during the holiday season.

Dan Wilson from Tamebay covers how to use the online marketplaces such as Amazon and Ebay to increase your Xmas sales whilst testing the overseas markets – you’ve still got time to check out his 5 top tips on the Open to Export website.

Grow Global

Another of the bite-size learning came from Grow Global – giving you practical and easy-to-understand advice on how to make the most of those Christmas shoppers and again how to increase sales by reaching those international customers giving you that exciting global reach.


International VAT Obligations

With all the excitement of the extra orders and then the stress of the extra  packing and fulfilment, please don’t forget that if you are selling online to European customers, you are governed by the EU VAT distance selling rules – if you exceed €35,000 (or equivalent) in most EU countries, except France, Germany, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and UK where it’s €100,000 (or equivalent) – you will need to become VAT registered in those countries.  Keep an eye on your sales and don’t forget to include your marketplace commission and postage when calculating whether you are near the VAT registration threshold.  If you are getting close – get in touch with us on 0207 760 7667 – and we’ll help you stay the right side of the European VAT laws.

Happy Selling and a Happy and Prosperous Christmas!

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