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How GDW helps you to expand to Amazon UK and beyond! Below is a high level summary of the Amazon UK expansion process.

Please review the steps and let us know if you have any follow up questions as we can help with any of the steps you may need along the way.

1. Next Steps

  1. To sell in the UK, you will need to register for VAT (see section 5/6 below for details)
  2. Register for a UK Seller Central account – http://sellercentral.amazon.co.uk/gp/on-board/workflow/Registration/login.html?passthrough%2F&passthrough%2Faccount=soa&passthrough%2FsuperSource=INV&passthrough%2FmarketplaceID=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&passthrough%2Fld=DSInvite&passthrough%2FtokenID=A2BFUVZEZPK23Z
  3. Prepare shipment and ship to the Amazon FBA UK warehouse.

2. Important resources for your review

  1. EU Imports and Cross-Border Sales Information for Sellers
  2. Amazon Global Selling Resource site

3. Amazon UK costs

  1. £25/month subscription fee. Rebates may apply for qualified Sellers for up to 6-months.
  2. The Referral fee according to your category – Seller fees
  3. All fees quoted do not include VAT

4. Global Selling offer for 2015

  1. Listing support – Amazon will transfer your US listings to your new UK account.
  2. You are responsible for converting listing price to GBP and quantities.
  3.  Amazon will provide support throughout your launch to the European Marketplace and ensure that your business reaches its full potential.

5. Becoming Tax Compliant – VAT

  1. We cannot assist you with legal or tax advice. Effective, December 1, 2012, taxable persons who are not established in the UK will no longer be able to benefit from the UK VAT registration threshold. They will be required to register for UK VAT when they make their first supply of goods or services in the UK, regardless of the value of the merchandise. For further information, please visit the VAT website.
  2. Below is information to register for a VAT number on your own.  Please see section 6 for third-party recommendations to complete the VAT registration process on your behalf.
  1. How VAT works: https://www.gov.uk/vat-businesses
  2. Importing to UK: https://www.gov.uk/starting-to-import

iii. When to register: https://www.gov.uk/vat-registration/when-to-register

  1. Information about VAT rates: https://www.gov.uk/vat-businesses/vat-rates
  2. Information about pricing: https://www.gov.uk/vat-businesses/inclusive-exclusive-prices
  3. Register self-service for VAT: https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/registration/newbusiness/business-allowed

vii. Info about import tax & duties: www.gov.uk/trade-tariff
viii. Import – getting started: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-702-imports/vat-notice-702-imports#importation—general

6. VAT HELP & Logistics

  1. If you would like to find out more about shipping & obtaining VAT you can consult a GDW Inc as we have hired an in house expert in this area to help you get everything ready.
  2. GDW Inc: Email support@gdwin.com or call 832-431-5502. GDW Inc is a freight forwarder that can provide shipping quotes and outline import duties and fees. They support Sellers shipping to FBA and those fulfilling orders on their own FBM.  For VAT registration and filing assistance, GDW Inc will connect you with their partner tax advisor.
Alan Basinger

Alan Basinger

Alan Basinger is CEO of GDW Inc and a 15 year eCommerce veteran. As well as a serial entrepreneur, sought after mentor, coach, and speaker. Alan also is a serial giver and regularly gives his time to others to help them in his quest to help 1000 people get free by running their own profitable eCommerce businesses. You can contact him at support@gdwinc.com.
Alan Basinger

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