Amazon Selling Costs By Country

Given the complexity and variability of tax laws across different countries, here we provide a general outline of the standard VAT/GST rates for each of the 18 countries where Amazon has a solid Seller Central presence. Keep in mind, specific costs or rates may change over time and additional rates or exceptions might apply depending on the type of goods or services being sold:

  1. United States: No federal VAT or sales tax; state sales taxes vary widely, typically ranging from 0% to over 10%.
  2. Canada: GST at 5%, with additional PST in certain provinces or HST ranging from 13% to 15% depending on the province.
  3. United Kingdom: Standard VAT rate is 20%.
  4. Germany: Standard VAT rate is 19%.
  5. France: Standard VAT rate is 20%.
  6. Italy: Standard VAT rate is 22%.
  7. Spain: Standard VAT rate is 21%.
  8. Japan: Consumption tax rate is 10%. …

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Marketplaces Listing Creation Best Practices

Marketplaces Listings

With so much automation, it is tempting to use a generic service to upload your listings to the major players such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Frugoo, OnBuy etc. Yet with the importance of high-quality SEO-type product creation and each of the marketplaces requiring differing data and updating their data requirements regularly, it remains important to understand and upload to these marketplaces separately usually with their CSV feeds, that once populated with your listings/data become your intellectual property and tools ensuring you stay one step ahead in the eCommerce game.

Etsy Listing Requirements:

♦ Long Description Length Min: 140 characters
♦ Long Description Length Max: 4000 characters
♦ Short Description Length Min: 20 characters
♦ Short Description Length Max: 140 characters
♦ Search Terms/Keywords Quantity: 13 Keywords

OnBuy Listing Requirements:

♦ Long Description Length Min: 150 characters
♦ Long Description Length Max: 2000 characters
♦ Short Description Length Min: …

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Amazon Seller Complaints - Manager Esaclations 2024

After the departure of the great Mr. Bezos, some things have changed in the Amazon platform. Some things are not. Seller Support sometimes still lacks and for this sometimes we need to escalate which you can now do directly with the below contacts depending on your need. 

Amazon Seller Complaints - Selling in the UK:

UK Amazon Seller Support Escalations:


UK Telephone:

♦ UK. +44-2070-8479-11

UK Amazon Seller Support Direct to Team Escalations: 

♦ Seller Performance: 
♦ Appeals and Policy Violations: 
♦ IP Right and Infringements: 
♦ EU Banking and Payments: 
♦ Plug Problems. 
♦ Disbursement: 
♦ Payment after Account Suspension.

Amazon Seller Complaints - Selling in the US:

US Amazon Seller Support Escalations:


US Telephone:

♦ +1-206-922-0880

US Amazon Seller Support Direct to Team Escalations: 

♦ Performance Team: 
♦ Appeals …

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Amazon Seller Opportunities - How To Maximize Profit This Holiday Season.

Amazon Selling in Quarter 4 - Holiday Season & Beyond

Beginning around this time, sellers will notice a welcome influx in sales.

  1. Have enough stock starting Black Friday, until the end of January - Be prepared for Cyber Weekend, Christmas & January sales. Make sure your stock can cover this period. Some sellers may triple there business or more over this time.
  2. Prepare your stock in good time - Suppliers, factories and warehouses are going to have delays over this period. Shipping with couriers can be lengthy and a little more problematic. Plan carefully. Try to analyze last year's sales or your 3-month preceding sales and potentially triple these as a forecast, depending on your niche. You can use Amazon reports to help you do this. 
  3. Carefully watch sales and restock normally slow-selling products selling fast - Watch out for slow-moving products that become big sellers over the Q4 period. When people are buying gifts they may be entirely different from purchases they …

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Seller Republic Android App

Seller Republic is fully mobile responsive and created to be ultra-easy to use on the go. 

As a web app Seller Republic is designed to be responsive on all screen sizes, including tablet and monitors making it is easy to work with Seller Republic Repricing, Analytics and Reporting from all devices.

To show Seller Republic as an app on an android device:

1. Open Chome on your chosen Android device.

2. Go to

3. Click the 3 dots at the top right of the screen.

4. Choose 'Add to Home screen'.

That's it. You will now see Seller Republic as a web app on your Android device.

Amazon Repricing Android App

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How To Fix & What You Can Do - Amazon Blocks Restrictions & Account Deletions

What to do when you’re going round in circles with Amazon Seller Support & Seller Performance

As an Amazon Seller, it won’t be long before you have your first brush with Seller Support or the more ominous Seller Performance. Seller Support is the customer service team helping to keep Amazon Sellers on track in Amazon Seller Central. The problem is they are often misinformed, have poor communication skills or even a poor grasp of the English language. Think as Seller Performance as the so-called Police of Sellers on the Amazon platform. The problem is that they can turn from Police into the Gestapo. 

Amazon Block Suspensions and Warnings - What can I do

Seller Support usually has impressively quick response times. These are often within 4 hours if you remember to mark your query as urgent (if available). If your query is not urgent, it is still a good idea to tick this box. As often by ticking it means you get …

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Amazon Repricing Updates May/June 2019

Amazon Repricing Updates May/June 2019

Another busy month of development propels Seller Republic to the forefront of Repricing. Combining continued ease of use with advanced features, set us apart from the competition. 

A host of product enhancements includes:

  • Improved Backordered product support
  • Usability and Functionality enhancements
  • Analytics and Reporting including CSV and PDF downloads.
  • Repricing Video Tutorials and Support

Backordered Products: Inactive and backordered product support is now improved. Not only are we able to reprice more backordered products during Amazon reconciling. We also now show notifications to explain a products current status on Amazon. This is particularly useful for not only newly restocked products but also to identify restricted or removed products by Amazon, so that you can quickly address issues.

Usability and Functionality enhancements: To maintain our ease of use whilst adding advanced features we have slimmed down the 'Add Strategy' page so that the advanced …

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