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E-Commerce Expander Secrets

E-Commerce Expander Secrets

By Andy Hooper
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.
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Interview with Jana Krekic of YLT Translations - E-Commerce Expander Secrets
In this episode of the E-Commerce Expander Secrets podcast GEE CEO and host, Andy Hooper is joined by guest Jana Krekic of YLT Translations.  Jana is a certified translator, international speaker, an e-commerce consultant, and also the founder of a 7-figure Amazon dedicated translations agency - YLT Translations.   She has had over 5 years of experience working with various 7 to 9-figure Amazon sellers and is very passionate about her work.    She doesn’t only lead the team of 60 people, but also completely understands E-commerce and Amazon and has created an Amazon dedicated translation agency that helps sellers scale their businesses across different international marketplaces.
44:56
June 17, 2021
Interview with Pearl Ausch of First Choice Shipping - E-Commerce Expander Secrets Podcast
In this episode of the E-Commerce Expander Secrets podcast host, Andy Hooper is joined by Pearl Ausch, of FCS.  Pearl Ausch helps sellers expand their businesses internationally from start to finish.  As the Chief Operations Officer, she facilitates sellers in getting the proper registrations, shipping, and educating clients about their different market options. She has helped thousands of sellers expand to every Amazon marketplace with an FBA option, including the UK, UAE, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and more, by working closely with Amazon’s Global Expansion team. You can expect to have your Global Expansion in as fast as one week with Pearl and her incredible team.
36:17
June 14, 2021
Interview with Adam Marriott of Revstep - E-Commerce Expander Secrets Podcast
In this episode of the E-Commerce Expander Secrets podcast GEE CEO and host, Andy Hooper interviews Adam Marriott of Revstep.   Adam co-founded Revstep after successfully launching his own business on Amazon. He successfully sourced, branded, and promoted his own products to sell on the Amazon platform. His authentic experience and knowledge translated into a premier one-stop-shop for all things Amazon with his team at Revstep. He has led Revstep to several other e-commerce selling platforms around the world, with a major focus on helping companies expand into new Amazon marketplaces. He works with top brands and manufacturers to maximize their sales and brand growth.
47:47
May 25, 2021
Interview with Tom Meek of AVASK - E-Commerce Expander Secrets
In next week's episode of the E-Commerce Expander Secrets podcast host, Andy Hooper is joined by Tom Meek, from AVASK.   Tom Meek is the International Business Development Manager at AVASK Accounting & Business Consultants. Within the company, he has a particular focus on Corporate and Private entrepreneurs' accounts selling on global e-commerce platforms.   During the past four years, Tom has been advising organisations and entrepreneurs on their Global Expansion and maximising their international opportunities via trading on the largest e-commerce platforms. Tom has supported some of the world’s most prominent companies and individuals to achieve their expansion objectives, often in challenging circumstances. You can watch the video version on our YouTube channel or listen on all the main podcast streaming platforms to hear Tom talk about the state of eCommerce, how he found himself at AVASk, the latest updates from the company and more...
43:40
May 19, 2021
Interview with David Dayon of AmazonXperts - E-Commerce Expander Secrets
E-Commerce Expander Secrets podcast host Andy Hooper is joined by David Dayon, from AmazonXperts.David Dayon teamed up with his childhood friend to set up his own agency called AmazonXperts based on the great experience he acquired over the years with selling on Amazon.   This collaboration of two eCommerce expert powerhouses, both members of the ECom Cooperative one UK and one US guru, coming together on one podcast, boasts a slew of knowledge you don't want to miss.    You can watch the video version on our YouTube channel or listen on all the main podcast streaming platforms to hear David talk about the state of eCommerce, his entrepreneurial journey, and more...
50:51
May 19, 2021
Interview with Steven Pope, MyAmazonGuy - E-Commerce Expander Secrets
In this week's episode of the E-Commerce Expander Secrets podcast, host Andy Hooper is joined by Steven Pope, from MyAmazonGuy.   Steven is the founder of My Amazon Guy.  An 160+ client full service Amazon Agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. They growth hack sales through traffic and conversion improvements. PPC, SEO, Design, Catalog Merchandising, and more all in-house.    He has more than 600 tutorial videos on YouTube showing how to handle ANY problem faced on Amazon. Steven also hosts a podcast with interviews from other Amazon experts.    Listen here or check out the video version on the Global E-Commerce Experts YouTube channel to learn about Steven's entrepreneurial journey and how he got to where he is today.
46:38
April 30, 2021
Interview with Cas Paton, CEO of OnBuy - E-Commerce Expander Secrets
In this week's episode of the E-Commerce Expander Secrets podcast, host Andy Hooper is joined by Cas Paton, CEO of OnBuy.  A highly driven and passionate entrepreneur, Cas Paton is the founder and CEO of OnBuy.com, the fastest-growing marketplace in the world. Cas utilises decades of business insight to drive OnBuy’s mission of bringing fair and transparent eCommerce around the world.  Listen on your preferred podcast streaming platform at E-Commerce Expander Secrets or check out the video version on our YouTube channel, to hear them talk about the state of eCommerce, and Cas' experiences and journey with selling online.
57:20
April 27, 2021
Talking eComEngine and Experience Selling with Paul Rice - E-Commerce Expander Secrets
▶ https://globale-commerceexperts.com/   In this week's episode of the E-Commerce Expander Secrets podcast, host Andy Hooper is joined by Paul Rice the Director of Marketing at eComEngine, LLC    Check it out to hear him share information about what products eComEngine can offer sellers to help their EU Expansion as well as his personal experiences with e-commerce, selling on his own website & Amazon.    Listen here or check out the video version on our YouTube channel - Global E-Commerce Experts.
33:43
March 8, 2021
Benefits of Selling in the Netherlands | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
In light of Andy's trip to the Netherlands this week to finalise it's setup, we thought we'd highlight some of the benefits of being registered and selling in the Netherlands for today's Compliance Corner. Watch now to hear Andy discuss some of the below benefits in further detail and if you'd like some assistance in getting registered to sell there or even store and fulfil goods, please get in touch. • Average 7-14 day wait for NL VAT - get registered and start trading right away •  6% lower tariff on food and drinks, agricultural products and other common products •  VAT returns monthly, quarterly, or annually - two months to pay what's due •  VAT deferment upon importation - VAT declared and deducted on same form #brexit #amazonde #amazonnl #3pl #warehousing #fulfilment #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
03:53
November 24, 2020
How to capitalise on Black Friday & Cyber Monday | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
In today's E-Commerce Content Corner we thought it would be a good time to discuss the big sales event of next week - Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Next Friday the 27th of November is Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday on the 30th. There will be a huge spike in sales over this whole weekend period where sales are expected to be as much as 4x their usual amount.  While typically Black Friday is considered the physical retail store version and Cyber Monday it's online equivalent. With UK and EU lockdowns currently it's likely to see much of these sales taking place online. So you have a great opportunity here to really drive sales especially in the leadup to Christmas where you want to have your products ranking as highly as possible.  However, you have to also be careful you don't sell too much over this period to leave yourself vulnerable when the holiday sales hit in a few weeks and you run out of stock too soon.  Check it out as Andy discusses how to best capitalise from this key selling date... #ecommerce #contentcorner #blackfriday #cybermonday #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching
02:30
November 19, 2020
The gateway to Europe | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
As part of today's E-Commerce Content Corner, we are pleased to announce our warehouses in both the Netherlands and Germany are now live! Helping to cater for those of you looking to continue selling in the EU after Brexit, as you'll need to be both store inventory and be registered there. Specifically talking about the Netherlands today as it is the gateway to Europe - giving you easy access into the EU as well as the deferment of VAT are all huge benefits of bringing your stock into the Netherlands, and is a great starting point for Sellers who want access to sell and fulfil in Europe. Listen to Andy to find out more and hear him go over all of the benefits and why a storage and fulfilment solution in Europe is now essential to be successful in 2021. If you're interested in using us to store and fulfil goods from the Netherlands and offer your products to a huge audience across Europe, please get in touch and we'd be glad to assist you. #brexit #amazonde #amazonnl #3pl #warehousing #fulfilment #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
03:28
November 12, 2020
Changes to product compliance and labelling requirements | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
In today's Compliance Content Corner, Andy is covering the latest changes Changes to product compliance and labelling requirements that are coming as a result of the UK formally leaving the EU’s single market and customs union on January 1, 2021.   While he lists what these changes are applying to namely those listed below: New Energy Labelling requirements New UKCA mark of conformity, to replace the CE mark of conformity. New REACH chemical regulations Changes for medical devices Changes to hallmarking for jewellery Changes to food and drink labelling   See the following link to get further information on these. https://sellercentral.amazon.co.uk/gp/headlines.html?id=GXBR77BVXYRCQTKV&ref=nslp_at_4_GXBR77BVXYRCQTKV_ttl_rf_recent_news_5    As always Product Compliance and Labelling requirements is something we can assist with if you need it so please get in touch if you want to ensure your products are eligible to sell in the UK come January 2021, especially given these new changes. #Brexit #AmazonSellerNews #FBA #AmazonFBA #AmazonSellers #AmazonTips #SellingOnAmazon #AmazonTips #UKCompliance
05:11
November 10, 2020
UK Lockdown, the Importance of Seller Fulfilled Prime & Amazon Sweden | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
You might notice a slight difference in the production of today's, and the next month's, Content Corners as the UK is now in its second lockdown. This just happens to be one of the topics Andy covers in this little e-commerce update. He touches on the fact that with this Lockdown going up until early December and potentially beyond, people are starting to realise they may be unable to get their loved ones Christmas gifts in retail stores and instead are going to have to turn to e-commerce, much like they did in Spring. This however, does mean you may run out of stock sooner than you thought - especially if Amazon lock their doors to essential items as they did prior. In this case, having Seller Fulfilled Prime at a 3PL centre is a necessity, making you able to pivot to FBM and continue selling with no interruptions. As well as this he touches on the fact the Amazon Sweden marketplace is no longer redirecting to Germany, and in fact, has officially launched its own marketplace, Make sure you expand your offers here as it's now another opportunity to get your products in front of more people in a new country. Check out the full video now to get some valuable information that can be crucial in aiding your expansion into the UK and EU!
05:03
November 6, 2020
Brexit Final Call | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
Brexit! Yes, we know we've done the topic to death and you might think we're droning on but seriously, this is big news and a lot is about to change. We're just making sure the message is loud and clear and you all have the relevant information you need to ensure you're best prepared for upcoming changes to selling on the Amazon platform in the UK and Europe! For any of those who may have somehow missed it, give this Content Corner a listen to hear Andy cover exactly what impacts it will have and what we are suggesting sellers do in order to keep their business thriving.  The general take away is that if you want to continue or start selling in both the UK and EU, post-Brexit, you'll now have to be VAT registered in both the UK and one EU country and have stock in the UK and at least one country in Europe. Please make sure you act now to ensure you're not left behind on January 1st 2021. There's plenty of further information on recent webinars/podcasts and Content Corners, so be sure to check them out if you're after more information or if you have any questions or parts you want us to clarify in future Content Corners - please do not hesitate to get in touch. Now is the time to ask! #Brexit #AmazonSellerNews #FBA #AmazonFBA #AmazonSellers #AmazonTips #SellingOnAmazon #AmazonTips #UKCompliance
03:21
November 3, 2020
Seller Fulfilled Prime Orders Limit | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
It's an E-Commerce Content Corner today, and Andy is talking about the new daily Prime order limit to help protect you from the busy Q4 period. With key Q4 dates, such as Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner, Amazon are recommending setting a daily Prime order limit on your account in order to protect you against a sudden increase in Prime orders that you cannot reliably ship to customers. This limit applies to your Seller Fulfilled Prime ASINs. You can log into the Prime Order Limit Tool and set your own limit before the 13th November, but if no limit is set, one will be set for you starting the 16th November estimated using historical sales data from your account. (note that is could potentially be lower than you'd like and can realistically cater to.) If you wish to edit your limit, you may do so at any time using the Prime Order Limit Feature. We advise that you set a reasonable limit that your business can cope with. Once the daily Prime order limit is reached, the Prime badge will be temporarily removed from your Seller Fulfilled Prime ASINs until after the cut-off time of that shipping day, when the Prime badge will be reinstated. #amazonprime #amazonfba #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #ecommerce #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
01:34
October 29, 2020
New UK VAT Regulation Amazon Remit | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
We recently did a social post sharing some information on the newly announced UK VAT regulations, and Amazon claiming tax, coming into effect in 2021. Since then we've had a lot of questions on this subject such as; 'Do I no longer need to be VAT registered?', 'Will Amazon do my VAT return for me?', 'Do I no longer need to use you?' All of those questions and more will be answered in today's Compliance Corner. Give it a watch or listen here to see how these changes will impact you selling on the UK Marketplace on Amazon. #Brexit #AmazonSellerNews #FBA #AmazonFBA #AmazonSellers #AmazonTips #SellingOnAmazon #AmazonTips #UKCompliance
03:37
October 28, 2020
Amazon FBA Key Brexit Dates | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
It's a Compliance Corner double bill this week as we need to stress the importance of some key dates you need to be aware of, for FBA changes before Brexit. We already covered it in a recent social post, but in case you missed it listen to hear Andy discuss the upcoming changes and what you'll need to do in order to prepare. Saturday 14th November 2020 - Cross-border inventory removal orders will cease. Friday 18th December 2020 - PAN-EU FBA inventory transfers between the UK and EU will stop. Monday 21st December 2020 Cross-border fulfilment through EFN and PAN-EU FA starts wrapping up. It is essential to take action and get VAT registered in both the UK and an EU marketplace country if you wish to continue selling in both the UK and in the EU. If you don't get this done by November, you will not be selling in Europe or UK (whichever one you're not registered in) come January 1st 2021. Now is the time to act. If you require any assistance with that, of course we'd be glad to help you - please get in touch and we can get the ball rolling asap. #Brexit #Warehousing #3PL #Fulfilment #FBA #AmazonFBA #AmazonSellers #AmazonTips #SellingOnAmazon
06:10
October 22, 2020
Applying for Product Category Approval | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
In today's Compliance Content Corner Andy is talking about getting Product Category Approval for the UK and EU Markets. We had a question from a client recently who had applied for product but been declined as their product packaging pictures were unclear, including illegible text as well as the image not meeting the labelling requirements as the label had to be in the local language of the marketplace. Aside from ensuring the images you provide to them for verification are crystal clear there is a lot of compliance to adhere to which is constantly changing. Listen to hear Andy's breakdown of how to speed up the process and ensure your approval doesn't get declined We also recently discussed the difficulties of having every language in our last week's compliance corner which you can check out below. https://youtu.be/AhZhvvcKQEI #categoryapproval #productapproval #productcompliance #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
04:24
October 20, 2020
Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
In today's E-Commerce Content Corner Andy's here to remind you that while Prime day has just gone, Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't far away. While the submission period for the actual event ended on October 9th, you can still meet the deadlines for the early Black Friday Deals Weeks if you act quick. The deadlines are as follows... • Early Black Friday Deals Week 1: Oct 19th • Early Black Friday Deals Week 2: Oct 26th • Early Black Friday Deals Week 3: Nov 2nd So get you deals and vouchers locked in for then asap. If you didn't get any deals submitted for the actual Black Friday and Cyber Monday do not fear, those 2 days are one of the highest traffic events of the year for Amazon, so even if you did miss out you can still make the most of the influx of traffic the platform will receive as a result. With thousands of buyers looking to pick up some discounted deals, you could run your own vouchers or increased advertising promotions separate to the actual event deals to still benefit. It's important to try and get your sales velocity and product rankings as high as possible in the lead up to the Holiday sales period. #ecommerce #content corner #blackfriday #cybermonday #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching
03:13
October 15, 2020
Product Label Translations | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
For the Compliance Corner today we're talking product labels and translation. Now I know what you're thinking, we've talked at quite some length about this already, what more can there be. Well, we've had lots of clients more recently asking us about translating their physical product labels into the main European Marketplace Languages. Now, it might be very obvious that your product listings need translating, with their title, description, key product details etc. But it's now becoming a requirement for the actual product packaging to be in the country language it is being fulfilled in, in order to be compliant. Listen to hear how Andy suggests getting around this new hurdle, to save you the hassle of having to put every language on a single product label or have individual products each with a different EU language on... #ecommercebusiness #amazonfbaexperts #amazonfbasellers #productlabel #labeltranslations #productcompliance #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
03:04
October 13, 2020
Ensure there is a market for your product | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
In today's E-Commerce Content Corner advising you on using platforms like Amazon to their fullest, we're urging the importance of market research.    When you go to launch a new product or expand your business ensure you know their is a market for you. Understanding the existing market, Pricing/Sales volume of the Competition, can help you determine the opportunity of the product and how easy it will be to penetrate the market and stake a claim in that category.     There are plenty of tools on offer that can help you with this, but if you don't have access to them, this is something we can assist with this, as experts in the European Marketplaces.     Get in touch with us at the below link and we'll be glad to help you assess the viability and success of your expansion into European Markets...  https://www.globale-commerceexperts.com/will-your-products-sell-in-the-eu/ #junglescout #helium10 #marketresearch #productfeasibility #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #ecommerce #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
04:28
October 8, 2020
Adhering to FBA Shipment Creation Regulations | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
You know the drill,  it's Compliance Content Corner Tuesday.    We've had a lot of questions from clients recently regarding their goods being refused entry and returned from FBA.   So Andy is here to cover 3 vital aspects of shipping to Amazon that do have some regulations surrounding them that require adhering to. 1 - Importer of record 2 - Pallets Differences: UK and Euro 3- Boxes   For more information on the correct FBA shipment creation process check out the video at the below link. https://sellercentral.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/help.html?itemID=200249180&productpacking   That refers more specifically to the pallets and packing the goods, whereas the below link will focus on how to prep specific products... https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/02/images/FBA-Prep-Matrix_UK_EN_final.pdf   Hopefully this will help clear up any confusion you may be having regarding this aspect of your expansions and ensure you do not encounter the same problems as our clients asking these very questions...
05:58
October 6, 2020
Expanding from E-Commerce and into Retail | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
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.   #retailsales #globalbrand #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #ecommerce #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
02:58
September 22, 2020
Your Product Journey/Experience at our 3PL Centre | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
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! #amazonfba #3pl #logisticscentre #storage #fulfilment  #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #ecommerce #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
05:01
September 17, 2020
Make the most of Amazon Netherlands and Sweden before Brexit | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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. #brexit #amazonsw #amazonnl #internationaloffers #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
02:48
September 15, 2020
Product Relabelling | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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. #productlabelling #rebarcoding #compliance #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
04:03
September 8, 2020
How to prepare for Q4 and the Holiday Period | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
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...   #amazonq4 #holidaysales #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #ecommerce #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
06:10
September 3, 2020
VAT Compliance: Filing your returns | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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! #vatreturns #vatfiling #compliance #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
04:50
September 1, 2020
FBA Storage Limits: IPI | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
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 http://sellercentral-europe.amazon.com/forums/t/ipi-threshold-change-for-fba-storage-limits-and-new-overage-fee/299137 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: sales@globalecommexperts.com #amazonstorage #amazoninventory #ecommerce #ipi #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
04:27
August 27, 2020
CE Markings | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ce-marking 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. #cemarking #compliance #labelling #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
03:55
August 25, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Florian's 7 Figure FBA Journey
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.
37:20
August 14, 2020
Where do I need to be registered to sell? | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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.   #euvat #eucompliance #vat #taxes #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
04:04
August 13, 2020
Flat Rate vs Standard Rate Schemes | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNaAH3lhu5A&t=79s #flatrate #standardrate #vat #vatschemes #ukvat #taxes #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
05:20
August 11, 2020
Shipping! | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
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   #shipping #freight #airfreight #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #productbundling #salesvelocity #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #ecommerce #contentcorner #globalecommexperts #howtosellmore
04:25
August 6, 2020
HMRC Explained | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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! #hmrc #hmrcexplained #vat #taxes #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
03:30
August 4, 2020
Bundling your products! | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
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. #amazonfbaseller #amazonsellers #amazonfbaexpert #productbundling #salesvelocity #amazonfbacoaching #amazonfba #ecommerce #contentcorner #globalecommexperts #howtosellmore
04:34
July 30, 2020
EU Address on your product | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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/
08:47
July 28, 2020
How to Sell more on Amazon | Global E-Commerce Experts - E-Commerce Corner
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.
07:17
July 23, 2020
Differences between US and UK Tax/VAT | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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. #tax #vat #ukvat #usvat #amazonsellers #ecommerce #amazonfbaseller #compliance #contentcorner #globalecommexperts
04:05
July 23, 2020
Brexit implications for your business on Amazon | Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner
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!
06:51
July 17, 2020
Global E-Commerce Experts - Compliance Corner: How is VAT calculated
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...
04:49
July 17, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - The Power of 3PL vs Amazon FBA
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.
25:49
June 18, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - What is PAN EU and when should you activate it?
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...
18:28
June 12, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - What is the Dream 100? Why you need it, and how do you find yours!
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.
21:26
June 4, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - How to build an email list that can increase sales and more...
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.
24:44
May 28, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Website Building: Selling off of Amazon
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!
33:32
May 21, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - How to funnel your social traffic to your Amazon Store 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
28:03
May 15, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Making Enhanced Brand Content to convey a sense of brand trust and value, increasing customer engagement!
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...
24:10
May 7, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Listing optimisation that will skyrocket your sales!
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!
18:50
May 1, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Using Vouchers, Promotions and Deals to catapult your organic 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.
31:42
April 23, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Optimising your ACOS to minimise spend and maximise traffic!
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!
46:25
April 16, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Avoiding Amazon EU Suspension: Product Label Compliance!
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...
29:07
April 9, 2020
Global E-Commerce Expert's Expansion Challenge!
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... https://expandtotheeu.com/vsl 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!
53:03
March 26, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Answering your burning questions regarding Amazon's launch of Netherlands Marketplace!
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!
15:36
March 20, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - PAN EU vs EFN Program
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...
13:07
March 13, 2020
LOW Sales? Let's Change That! Assessing your Account Health
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...
19:50
March 6, 2020
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - The 3 step process to STOP Low Sales in Germany, France Italy and Spain!
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. 
12:37
February 19, 2020
GEE's EU Success Pathway: Stage 2 - Marketplace Launch
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.
09:22
January 24, 2020
GEE's EU Success Pathway: Stage 1 - Compliance
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.
18:21
December 6, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Brexit Webinar 06/09/2019
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.
17:30
September 20, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - with John Dowdy from Equinety Part 2
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.  
21:47
August 12, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - with John Dowdy from Equinety Part 1
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. 
32:44
August 2, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Talking Translation in foreign markets with Heloise from Sell Beyond
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.
22:06
May 17, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - How the EU Expansion Series can help you!
Something a little bit different for you, Andy talks over what he got up to over the bank holiday weekend here in the UK and how it relates to our EU Expansion Series... 
22:04
May 10, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Talking the state of German VAT with Jerome
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. 
13:60
May 3, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Getting paid by Amazon and paying VAT to HMRC with Payoneer
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. 
25:05
April 9, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secret - Talking Amazon Vendors with Jerome
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'. 
25:10
March 22, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - BREXIT update with Hamish from OFX
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.  
15:28
March 7, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Flat vs Standard VAT Rates with Hazel
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...
08:22
February 22, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Jacob from Zero K Wipes
We've got a fantastic episode this week with Jacob from Zero K Wipes. He talks to us all about his business' expansion into the EU with some really helpful tips as well as the difficulties he faced.
26:52
February 12, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Jason from Wakaya Group
On today's episode, we talk to Jason from Wakaya Group who shares some crucial golden nuggets of expanding over to the EU for you to take away and implement into your own expansion. 
22:24
February 1, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Talking everything BREXIT with Hamish from OFX
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. 
20:38
January 25, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Dagmar from Payoneer
Dagmar from Payoneer joins us on this week's podcast. Payoneer offers you multiple ways to get paid online by your international clients and global marketplaces.
18:30
January 14, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Pearl from First Choice Shipping
This week, we have a chat with Pearl from First Choice Shipping. FCS is another fantastic partner of ours who provide business and e-commerce shipping solutions for marketplace sellers. 
16:40
January 2, 2019
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Dustin Onghanseng from uHoo
Another Dustin on this week's podcast. This time we're talking with Dustin Onghanseng from uHoo, another client of ours who we've helped expand over to the EU. 
19:40
December 21, 2018
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Vicky Sullivan from Payability
This week, we have a chat with Vicky Sullivan from Payability. Payability is a great partner we work with who provides financing for marketplace sellers.
15:09
December 11, 2018
E-Commerce Expander Secrets - Dustin Winegardner from Arvingoods
On today's episode, we talk to Dustin a client of ours who we've helped expand his business - Arvingoods, over to the EU.
18:34
December 6, 2018
Introducing the E-Commerce Expander Secrets Podcast
The very first episode of GEE Expander Secrets!
02:36
November 27, 2018