|Tue Jan 29 2013 12:09:22|
Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?
By: Julia Wilkinson
I just got my copy of the January Amazon FBA newsletter. Among other tidbits, the news is mainly about international selling, including that Amazon Prime is now available to Amazon.ca customers, and Fulfillment fees in Italy will drop for some products effective March 4, 2013. Also, FBA is now available to sellers in Spain. "Now is a great time to think about setting up a Unified European account to sell in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and now Spain," according to the newsletter.
And beyond Europe, it's now easier to sell products to Japan. "If you have ever wanted to sell your products in Japan, but language was too much of a barrier, now you can," says Amazon. Amazon has created a new "language switcher" for Amazon.co.jp. "This new feature enables you to easily switch to an English version of Seller Central to manage your FBA business in Japan." There are English versions of Japanese help content, reports, and inventory management, and English e-mail correspondence and Seller Support are also provided. If you are interested in selling in Japan, Amazon gives us this link to visit: http://www.amazonservices.jp/contactus/contact-us-eng.html.
My question for all you Amazon sellers is, who is selling directly on the foreign Amazon sites, and how hard was it for you to set this up? Or for those of you who just offer international shipping from your US Amazon account, do you see many sales come from overseas?
If you are not selling directly on the Amazon sites of other countries, but would like to try it, what is holding you back? I'd like to gather your questions and get you answers from an Amazon rep and/or sellers who are doing this successfully. Post a comment here!