chinese sellers

By Chris Dawson August 4, 2021 - 10:00 am

eBay fulfilment crucial to attract Chinese sellers

When it was announced, many UK sellers didn't see eBay fulfilment crucial to their business success. It's not really surprising as we suspect that the service in the UK is not aimed at UK sellers but rather overseas sellers and in particular Chinese sellers. An interesting

HMRC survey of Chinese cross-border sellers highlights need for quality data

Chinese cross-border sellers largely depend on marketplaces and third-party agents to manage their compliance, according to a new report. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) commissioned in-depth interviews with 30 Chinese online sellers for the report entitled ‘Knowledge and Attitudes of Online Sellers in China to Tax

China acknowledges differences in laws, cultures and business practices

China has acknowledged that Chinese sellers recently banned by Amazon for dodgy business practices have fallen foul of differences in laws, cultures and business practices. What goes in China is not always tolerated in the Western world. This follows the news in May that Amazon suspended

Amazon suspended multiple Chinese sellers with $1 billion revenue – So what?

Marketplace Pulse is reporting that Amazon have suspended multiple Chinese sellers and they're not small ones. They include some of the biggest white label brands on Amazon and Marketplace Pulse estimate that annual sales from the suspended accounts top $1 billion. Amazon has suspended multiple Chinese

Alibaba cut China to Europe delivery times by 30%

Alibaba Group's logistics arm Cainiao Smart Logistics Network are to start a new international shipping route this month to speed up average delivery times between China and Europe by over 30%. Launched with air-freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Group, the new route is aimed at addressing the boom

UK Marketplaces to collect overseas seller VAT from 1st Jan 2021

The government has published plans for marketplaces to collect overseas seller VAT with no minimum value from the 1st of January 2021. This is something that Retailers Against VAT Abuse Schemes (RAVAS) and VatFraud/ have been campaigning for for the past decade and they will

HMRC propose scrapping UK VAT free imports and force marketplaces to collect VAT

HMRC plan to scrap UK VAT free imports and force marketplaces to collect VAT on sales for overseas sellers by the end of the year, according to consultation document seen by the FT. Although an informal consultation documents, “key design features” of the plans were

Whistl and One World Express semi tracked import service

Whistl and One World Express have joined forces to offer ecommerce importers into the UK a tracked postal service, Insight, from 220 countries worldwide. Under the agreement, ecommerce importers will be able to print one label for an individual item in the country of

eBay help Chinese auto parts sellers sell to the west

Earlier this December, the 15th Frankfurt Shanghai International Auto Parts, Repair, Inspection and Diagnostic Equipment and Automotive Supplies Fair was held at the Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center and eBay had a massive stand there designed to attract and assist Chinese auto parts sellers

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