How to sell into Europe from the USA.

If you are experiencing success with your products in the USA, there is a strong chance those products will do rather well over in Europe.

The European tax and supply chain can look daunting. At the time of writing, regulations are changing for registration and payment conditions for tax liabilities. Additionally language issues can play a significant role in the success or failure of a campaign,

Activ8 specialise in working with overseas sellers into the European arena of Amazon an supporting channels.

Selling Internationally On Amazon

Amazon make it very easy to get onto their systems and has an estimated 50 million registered Prime users. Whilst the market share is not as high as in the USA it is growing rapidly and set to expand into more countries.

We provide Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP), Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) and third party solutions to brands depending on their requirements. We have translation partners and a supply chain network that allows our clients to set up with full tax compliance.

The different tax laws across Europe are similar in many ways to the US sales tax and because we’re shipping goods across Europe everyday we can provide the best advice on navigating the channel and driving supply chain efficiencies.

You can of course go full steam ahead into Amazon itself but we work with our clients on strategic risk management to ensure that they have the best chance of success.

Change is continual

VAT laws are changing and reporting requirements. In 2018 in the UK, overseas sellers are now required to be VAT registered even if they are below the VAT threshold. France have changed their tax payment structures and Italy only recently changed their reporting periods.

Keeping abreast of these changes can leave clients with unexpected bills and we work to ensure full compliance as legislation changes. The positive is that there are opportunities as companies fall foul of these changes and are impacted on their bottom line.

Our focus is on getting our clients fully compliant before we look further into assisting with promotion and listing management.

Our team are here to help and deal with the European market everyday so are here to guide you through.