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Julia Wilkinson is Editor of the AuctionBytes Blog and is author of the "eBay Price Guide," "eBay Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks," "My Life at AOL" and numerous ebooks about selling online. You can also find her writing on Yard Salers.
Tue Jan 29 2013 12:09:22

Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?

By: Julia Wilkinson
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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!



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Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?   Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?
by: tomfougerousse This user has validated their user name.
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Tue Jan 29 13:59:33 2013
I've recently launched in the UK, Germany, France, Canada, and Italy. Most of them were pretty straightforward, although Spain wasn't as far along as the others. I actually wrote about it here: http://marketplacepartner.com/first-impressions-of-a-us-seller-selling
-on-amazon-co-uk/
Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?   Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?
by: amazonseller This user has validated their user name.
       
Tue Jan 29 19:32:20 2013
I used to sell in Ebay Europe and ship directly from US or an address from the Europe. I sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in 4 years and one day i received a letter saying that i owe taxes. i closed my listings and ignored it. It was too high amount i did not even think to fight for it.  2 years later still no one bothered me but it is in my mind that one they they will come after me. Ebay and amazon warns you when you sign up. Do not ignore it as i do. You have tax responsibility at the country you are selling as well as in USA. As far as i know you have custom duty, collect and submit VAT and business taxes depending on your business structure.  
Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?   Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?
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Tue Jan 29 21:07:14 2013
Thanks for the link, Tom!

Seller, thx for the warning..I didn't even think about the vat tax..ugh. Good luck w it!
Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?   Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?
by: JoyfulA This user has validated their user name.
       
Wed Jan 30 22:53:24 2013
The Australian dollar must be very high in forex. I've been getting a lot (relatively speaking) of orders for used books on US Amazon from Australia.
Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?   Amazon FBA in Spain, Prime in Canada: Who's Selling Overseas?
by: Digmen1 This user has validated their user name.
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Sat Feb 2 14:34:26 2013
Yes the Aussie dollar is nwo higher than the US dollar.

And not only that buy Australians have VERY high wages $18 an hour for checkout girls, and they did not go into recession during the GFC.


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