We specialise in helping e-commerce sellers expand to the EU. Our podcast talks to current e-commerce sellers that have already succesfully expanded to the EU so that you can glean all the information ready for your expansion.
Each episode looks at how someone in your position has expanded and what are the current best practices for selling on platforms such as Amazon.
On today's Content Corner Andy is reminding you to not forget the importance of retail.
While e-commerce has been and is still growing massively, retail still takes a huge percentage of sales. There are massive opportunities here and it's a huge way of helping get your brand recognised.
If you're after some advice on how to take the steps to go from digital e-commerce to physical retail sales. Check out the webinar we hosted with Gemma Clarke from Market Matcher at the below link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1byczmlg7M&t=1s
Gemma Clarke has helped hundreds of brands to grow from start-ups into global brands sold in over 100 countries and the world’s leading retail groups. Connecting ambitious brands with distributors and retailers worldwide, enabling brands to grow fast, with far lower costs and effort than the traditional way.
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On today's Content Corner Andy is going to be talking a little bit about our warehouse actually. Helping you visualise the exact process or journey your product will go on if you decide to store and fulfil through us.
Obviously there is a certain expectation when you use FBA, but with third party logistics centres it's easy to expect the standard to be less. We want to make sure you're happy
We're here to tell you that the way we operate is actually no different to the standards set and upheld at Amazon's own fulfilment centres.
When you're entrusting your products to a company you want to make sure that your expectations are being met and you're getting the right facility for you and your business vision. Ensuring you are happy and confident in the services we provide is essential to us, so hopefully this gives you a better idea as to what goes on at our warehouses.
If you're interested in using us as we approach the incredibly busy Q4 period or perhaps with the upcoming changes Brexit poses, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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Sweden and the Netherlands are the newest additions to Amazon's EU marketplaces and are huge opportunities that are still being totally overlooked.
In today's Compliance Content Corner, Andy is here to discuss how to expand your offers internationally to these markets and offer buyers in these markets much quicker shipping times than if it were coming from where it might be stored currently - the UK, or one of the EU 4 if VAT registered there.
However, with the above in mind, with Brexit the UK will be leaving the European Network, and therefore if you're fulfilling from the UK to the rest of the EU this will no longer be an option and this will also exclude Sweden and the Netherlands.
This is something vital to consider if you're interested in expanding your listings to these new markets with Brexit just around the corner.
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Ensuring label compliance is a big part of ensuring your products and accounts stay active on Amazon. But there are some other aspects of labeling to consider that we can also assist with - and that is Product Relabelling.
If you want to change the SKU of a product on Amazon in order to give it a 'refresh'. You are able to get it sent to a 3PL company such as ourselves to re-barcode the items and issue them a new SKU. There are a few reasons you might want to do this, for example, if you have a product with an average of negative reviews, you may want to close down that listing and create it again with a new SKU.
Unfortunately, this isn't as simple as closing down the old listing and starting a new one, as the physical packaging and labeling will still have the same ASIN and Barcode of the previous listing which needs changing.
In today's Content Corner, Andy will go over exactly how that works and why you might want to consider doing it to help your listings succeed.
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With us now in September, we thought it would be a good time to devote an E-Commerce Content Corner to looking ahead at the fast-approaching Q4 and Holiday Sales Period.
An extremely busy time for many sellers, but what can you do to make sure you're prepared to weather the storm as best as possible. Whether it be ensuring you have enough stock available and in Amazon or a 3PL centre in time.
Or perhaps trying to boost your product's search rankings and sales velocity with the Amazon algorithms in these last couple months to squeeze as much worth out of it as possible in the Holiday Sales. Andy goes over some tips and tricks on how you can ensure you're prepared...
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We've discussed at length the different VAT schemes, how to set up VAT but we've never really gone into your filing and VAT returns.
It's all good knowing that you pay us on a monthly or annual basis to look after your UK or EU VAT - ensuring your compliance to the European regulations and enabling you to sell internationally with no issues.
But what is it exactly we do? And what do we require of you still to ensure the whole process runs as smoothly as possible? Find out with today's Compliance Corner!
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E-Commerce Content Corner today! And we're discussing the newly imposed FBA Storage limits sellers are being faced with after not meeting inventory performance index thresholds back in Q2.
How do you improve your IPI to get more space, so that Amazon doesn't force you to remove inventory and so you are able to send stock into Amazon again ahead of Q4? And what other alternative options are there to Amazon Fulfilment Centres so you can still get my stock in warehouses?
All of the above and more answered in the video - check it out, and share so other EU sellers know exactly how to ensure they can keep their listings live and the sales running!
If you're looking to see your check out the below link
If you're interested in storing and fulfilling from our 3PL Warehouse, where we can get you on seller fulfilled prime and work to the Amazon FBA standards you are used to.
Get in touch today at: email@example.com
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In today's Compliance Corner we're talking about CE Markings, what products require them. As well as how you go about ensuring your product has been certified for compliance in order to be eligible for the CE Marking.
As well as being outlined in the video, please see the below link on what products are required to have CE markings, all products are usually manufactured and have CE markings printed on the labels or packaging.
The responsible person is an EU legal requirement and is already in place on Amazon for a lot of product categories, such as foods/drinks/cosmetics/supplements/pet products/all kids/babies produce and now CE marked products.
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Want to hear a native German's experience selling on Amazon.de and what you can learn from them to grow your Germany sales?
Then listen to hear how Florian from My7FigureFBAJourney speaks about his story in trying to take his Amazon business from $0 to $1,000,000 sharing some tips and tricks he's learned along the way, as well as the mindset needed to be an entrepreneur.
We pre-recorded this Thursday's Content Corner while Andy is enjoying some time off in the sun of Cornwall this week. Keeping you updated with valuable content and information, vital for your expansions.
With the topic today actually coming in the form of a client submitted question, asking "If I want to sell into other EU member states, do I need to register for VAT in each country.'' Give is a listen to find out the answer and all the intricacies that come with it.
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In today's Compliance Corner we're talking about the different VAT schemes available for you when registering for UK VAT - Flat Rate and Standard Rate...
What does the different schemes entail? What's the difference between the two? Which one should I pick? Can I change?
This is one of the biggest questions we get so we thought now was a good time to cover it so you know if you're on the right scheme.
Check out the full video for more information and we look forward to seeing your Thursday for more crucial content!
You can also check out the last week's episode Andy mentions below, where we talked about HMRC.
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Welcome to another Content Corner! This time covering E-Commerce talking about Shipping...
For Sellers looking to expand, this is a huge aspect that you'll need to get right, starting with finding a great partner who can assist you. We've worked with First Choice Shipping for a long time now and highly recommend them to our clients.
Here's the podcast we did with Pearl from FCS that Andy mentions in the video! https://anchor.fm/globalecomm/episodes/E-Commerce-Expander-Secrets---Pearl-from-First-Choice-Shipping-e2s6pb
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In today's Compliance Corner we're talking about - HMRC or Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs!
What is it and what you need to know about them...
HMRC is a government organisation responsible for the collection of taxes, the payment of some forms of state support and the administration of other regulatory regimes.
Okay but what does that mean to you? Basically, they are a huge part when it comes to the compliance of selling within the UK as you'll need to communicate with them heavily surrounding getting your VAT number, submitting VAT returns and more to ensure you meet the regulations of selling in the UK.
However, we understand that as an American seller it can be very confusing trying to understand all the many complicated regulations and laws surrounding UK VAT and Tax so as your VAT agent it is our job to do all of this work for you and be the primary point of contact between you and HMRC.
Check out the video for more information and we look forward to seeing your Thursday for more crucial content!
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It's Thursday which can only mean one thing, it's time for another Content Corner talking all about the E-Commerce side of EU Expansion - with today's specific focus on product bundling.
Andy goes over how to do it, the benefits it can give you and why a third party warehouse is a lot easier for compared to Amazon FBA.
Is this tactic something you have tried to boost sales on lower-performing ASIN or win the buybox and beat out competitors?
Let us know, and get in touch with anything you want to be covered in a future Content Corner.
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For a lot of product categories on Amazon, you need an EU Address on your products - it's as simple as that.
You need to make sure you're conforming with the regulations as Amazon is starting to crack down on sellers who don't have an EU address, so if that's you, you're at risk!
But it's not as easy as just sticking any EU address you find online on there, you'll need a responsible person based at that address and your product stored at said address with an information file.
We can help with this if you need it, but if you're not sure and have any questions, please do get in touch with us we have a team of experts who will be able to clarify if you're someone who does need an EU address on your product. https://www.globale-commerceexperts.com/contact/
How to get more sales on Amazon!
That's what Andy is covering today in the first E-Commerce: Content Corner. Check it out to see him go through the 4 below simple steps he's outlined that will help you beat out the competition and grow on Amazon...
1 - Sales Velocity
2 - Conversion Rate
3 - Customer Satisfaction
4 - When you pay, people pay attention
Hopefully, you can take away some great info here and put it into action on your own stores to increase search ranking and sell more on Amazon!
Going forward we're hoping to stick to the Tuesday Compliance, and Thursday E-Commerce, Content Corners, unless there's some crucial breaking news we need to get out that, takes precedent.
Another Tuesday, another Compliance Content Corner!
In today's episode, Andy covers the difference between US and UK Tax/VAT...
Check it out to see exactly how they vary and why it's so important to take the contrast into consideration when pricing your products.
We've had some great feedback from these, please if you have any burning question you want us to cover in a short clip like this.
Get in touch and we'll get it answered for you.
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While we announced that these Content Corners would cover Compliance and E-Commerce on a twice a week basis giving you more information helping your Amazon business' thrive - we felt today we just had to get this urgent update out to you so you can start taking action right away.
No doubt you already saw the email from Amazon earlier in the week that talked about what implications Brexit is going to have on your business on Amazon...
As of January 1st when Brexit is set to happen the UK will officially no longer be included in the European Fulfillment network or the Pan EU programme.
Listen to hear Andy Hooper go over what exactly that means for you, and what do you need to do before then to ensure you are protected against the upcoming changes!
It's time for our first-ever Compliance Content Corner!
This will be a weekly thing where members of the team sit down to discuss important topics that are key for you sellers to know more information on.
In the first episode, join CEO Andy Hooper as he goes over what exactly is UK VAT, how it's calculated, and the different types...
Join resident GEE Warehouse Manager Nathan and CEO Andy as they discuss the power of 3PL Centres in comparison to Amazon FBA. It'll explore the pros and cons of each covering everything from how 3PL allows you to reach more customers through multi-channel logistics, improve service levels, have higher control of your stock and inventory and in some cases reduce costs. Listen now to learn all about which option is the best for you.
Activating the Pan-European FBA programme enables the ability to send and store products to all of the 5 EU country Marketplaces, allowing you to fulfill offers directly to buyers from these centres. This will shorten delivery time, cost and make you eligible for Prime which are all great incentives for consumers to buy from you, but to do this you are also required to be VAT registered in these marketplaces.
Here you'll learn all about PAN EU, the market's distance selling thresholds and when is best to activate the programme to benefit you the most...
In this week's podcast episode we talk Dream 100!
Dream 100 is a form of relationship marketing that’s solely about finding your top or ideal 100 people in your market/niche who are already selling to a warmed up audience and connecting with them, collaborating with them to grow your audience and get your name out there.
We've talked now about the power creating your own website to sell from can have, but with that it's incredibly important to build an email list as the more people you have on your mailing list, the more potential buyers see your marketing messages. If you can provide crucial information and value to your consumers, delivered directly to their inbox you will be in a great position to build intimate relationships and build your brand.
In this podcast we discuss how you can go about doing exactly this - helping you successfully take your business to the next level.
80% of sellers list their products on other platforms outside of Amazon - are you one of these?
While Amazon is an amazing platform to often start your e-commerce business, due to the sheer size of Amazon it's hugely saturated and comes with some restrictions of freedom as well as numerous fees.
Creating your own store on one of the store building platforms listed or another entirely can allow you to have more control over what your consumer sees, how you can manage customer data and often smaller fees.
If you do not already have a website, in this podcast we will discuss the benefits creating your own store off of Amazon can have, and how to best use it to both grow your brand and increase sales!
Social Media is your friend, and a great way to send traffic to your products if you can grow or already have an existing social following you will be able to push traffic to both your existing Amazon Stores and give you the ability to take your business onto other marketplaces or your own e-commerce platform to give yourself more control over fees and data
In this week's podcast we ran through what the benefits of owning a registered business trademark can do for your brand and products with the eligibility of Enhanced Brand Content giving you access to create professional looking imagery and videos as well as a storefront with a catalogue page and individual pages for each listing...
Your listings can make or break your sales conversion!
In this week's podcast we show you how to optimise your images, keywords, titles, descriptions and the key product details/bullet points of your listings to get the edge over competition, increase search ranking and appear at the top of results pages.
Join us in creating listings that will skyrocket your sales!
Vouchers, promotions and deals are often overlooked due to the lowered cost per sale and associated Amazon fees.
But if you're new to a marketplace, sales velocity is key - getting this will help with your product search ranking immediately boosting you to the top and giving you an edge on the competition.
To get products out the door fast and in large numbers after just expanding, vouchers and promotions can be your best friend.
In this week's webinar we'll share the crazy benefit they can have to your organic sales as well as how to captalise on holiday deals/sales through using deals.
If you missed the live webinar earlier in the week do not worry, you can listen to the recorded version of it here!
Whether you've been selling in a marketplace for sometime or or you've just started selling into a newly entered market. To give yourself the best chance, promotion is essential! One highly effective method of this is through using Amazon PPC or pay per click.
We we went over your ACOS (advertising cost of sales) and running through some strategies and tools you can implement to keep your spend low and your sales high!
If you missed the live webinar earlier in the week do not worry, you can listen to the recorded version of it here!
We know that label compliance is an increasingly complex matter, which is why we decided to dedicate a full episode to it, get the full breakdown on what you need to look out for and be wary of to ensure you're safe when expanding your products into the EU.
EU label compliance regulations are quite strict in comparison to other countries; to prevent problems from occurring down the line, we strongly suggest that you check if your labels are compliant before shipping your products to the EU. One thing we see many sellers stung by when expanding into the EU is incorrect EU Label Compliance, resulting in an Amazon suspension - we don't want this to be you...
We've used the knowledge we've gained from the 2000 sellers we've expanded into the EU and put that into creating this masterclass of expansion training. We're super excited to finally be able to give this out to e-commerce sellers based outside of Europe. We think it's an amazing resource with an informational step-by-step guide on every aspect of expanding to help you reach new markets of 512 million buyers
If this is you, for a limited time only this Expansion Challenge is down from £497 to just £47! Don't miss out...
And you might be thinking why is it called a challenge, it's just a training course, right? Well all good challenges have rewards and ours is no exception.
Which is why the winner of our challenge will win a 14 night cruise from New York to Southampton (just 10 minutes up the road from) and back again.
Why 14 nights? Well we think your expansion can be done in as little as 14 days which is why both the expansion course is split into 14 sections of daily to do's and the reward for our biggest seller at the end of the year is a Cunard cruise!
We know with the launch of a new Amazon marketplace there is bound to be questions from foreign sellers so you'll be glad to know the podcast for this week will be all about how to set up on, and expand your international offers to the Netherlands, as well as tackling another new language, potential fulfillment options and getting your head around the VAT regulations there. regarding All of this information will be essential to best utilise this new market in order to boost sales here in the EU!
There's a big difference between the two fulfillment networks. But which is best for you and your business? We'll break them both down, the pros and cons of each and what we reccomend you do depending on where you're at in your e-commerce expansion...
It can be hard expanding to a new foreign market it's understandable to have lower sales than your native US counterpart marketplace. In this week's podcast, we break down some things you can do to assess your European Marketplace Account's Success and how to improve sales...
While their market size in comparison to the US and UK are smaller - If you have lower sales in Germany, France, Italy and Spain it's likely not just down to the lower sizes but also the fact your listings aren't translated natively by a local from each respective marketplace.
Listen to the brand new podcast to hear all about the different methods of translation, and how much of a massive impact they can have on your EU sales.
You may have heard of our EU Success Pathway if you have attended a recent onboarding webinar of even, our Success Pathway 'deep dive' webinar where we outline a 6 step guide to help with your EU Expansion. If you follow the steps along the pathway by the time you reach the end you should be all established in European marketplaces and with lots of knowledge to help you thrive overseas. For Stage 2 and this week's podcast episode we cover the physical set up and of your foray into the EU - Marketing Place Launch and the 3 sections that come under that; Marketplace Platforms, Shipping, and Translation.
You may have heard of our EU Success Pathway if you have attended a recent on-boarding webinar of even, our Success Pathway 'deep dive' webinar where we outline a 6 step guide to help with your EU Expansion. If you follow the steps along the pathway by the time you reach the end you should be all established in European marketplaces and with lots of knowledge to help you thrive overseas.
For stage 1 and today's podcast episode we will be covering the initial and arguably most important stage of expanding to the EU - Compliance and the 3 sections that come under that; VAT, Payments and Labelling.
Make sure you check back next week for the 2nd stage of the EU Success Pathway.
As an American Seller expanding and selling into Europe there is a huge question from many of you, and rightly so, regarding Brexit - what it means for you and what to do to. This is why we thought it was about time we sat down and had a big talk about it in-depth, when it's happening, what exactly we're expecting to happen and how you can best prepare for what it may bring.
The continuation from our chat with Equinety's President John Dowdy - Equinety is a very new expander we're helping and we thought they'd be a perfect person to have on the podcast to show what it's like when you're first starting off unlike some of the previous guests who we've interviewed some time into their expansion.
We talked with Equinety's President John Dowdy - Equinety is a very new expander we're helping and we thought they'd be a perfect person to have on the podcast to show what it's like when you're first starting off unlike some of the previous guests who we've interviewed some time into their expansion.
This week we've got a really insightful podcast with Heloise from Sell Beyond, an expert in translation on Amazon marketplaces. We talk with her about why you can't just add your existing listing(s) to the European markets with a simple google translate and expect to do as well as you are in the US or UK.
This week's podcast is a more informal chat than usual with our good friend Jerome who works closely with Amazon especially on the German front, and we discuss the state of German VAT, getting Tax ID and Certificates to be able to sell over in Germany as well as going over suggestions for how to go about beginning to sell into Europe.
Today's podcast is a slightly edited version of the webinar we did last week with Robert from Payoneer on; getting paid by Amazon, paying VAT to HMRC, Paying UK based companies with ease, and the GEE Expanders Group. It's an amazing episode that covers these crucial steps that people find really difficult and can be so helpful for those of you expanding into the EU.
We've got a fantastic episode this week, talking all about Amazon Vendors and the difference between Amazon Sellers and Vendors. Who better to discuss this with than our incredible partner and Vendor expert, Jerome from 'Amazon Made Simple'.
The questions keep flying in so hopefully this can put some of them to rest and give you some more information on the massive topic that is - Brexit. Continuing on in our series of podcasts covering the subject, over the coming months as it progresses and more information comes out that needs to be shared with everyone who's wondering.
What are they? What's the difference? Which one should I pick? Can I change? We get a lot of questions about the standard or flat rate schemes so we thought today was a good time to put them to bed with a quick informative podcast on the matter...
We've got a brand new episode of E-Commerce Expander Secrets talking about the single most asked question we get every single day in the office, and that is Brexit. It's going to the first part in a new series of podcasts we're going to be doing over the coming months as Brexit progresses and more information comes out that needs to be shared with everyone who's wondering.