Selling Globally With A Few Clicks

Did you know you can sell globally with just a few clicks?

It’s a feature called FBA Global Export and it is a free feature that you can use that allows your products to be shipped globally for those who purchase through Amazon.com (not the other Amazon domains).

Let’s get you signed up right now!

First go to Seller Central – www.sellercentral.amazon.com, hover over “Inventory,” and click “Sell Globally.”

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Next you will get to this screen. Click the button that the arrow is pointing to 🙂

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You will then be taken to the page. You will need to select FBA Export (remember – this is a no cost add-on for you) and then you will need to type your legal name into the box. Then click submit.

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What is happening here? Amazon is actually getting your electronic signature and it will be printed on the CN22 form that is sent with each item abroad. They are simply automating the process. You can actually learn more by click the link that says “Learn More.”

Once you hit submit, you will get this message at the top of your screen.

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To confirm you have the settings correct, you can also check farther down on the screen and look for this box

5thAnd that’s it. There is nothing else that you need to do. Amazon will handle the rest and you will start getting emails like this (I know PR is close to being a part of the USA, but it’s still abroad and the first example I could find).

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Cheers,

CW

7 thoughts on “Selling Globally With A Few Clicks

  • October 22, 2015 at 11:57 am
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    Mine does not show SELL GLOBALLY. Now what ?

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  • October 22, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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    When I hover over “Inventory” I have everything you have accept for “Sell Globally” is there something that you have to reach to get this like you do to sell during the Christmas rush?

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  • October 22, 2015 at 12:34 pm
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    Heads up that the “Sell Internationally” option under “Inventory” wasn’t there for me. In case others run into this, I had to first go to Settings, then select “Fullfillment by Amazon”. At the bottom, click Edit for Export Settings and Select FBA Export.

    Strange that mine had a different path to the same menu. I have a professional seller account also.

    Thanks for the tips on setting this up! I’ve been meaning to do it for weeks and your post was a nice reminder to get it done!

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  • October 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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    Wow that was stupid easy! Thanks Chris

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  • October 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm
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    Question…are there any downsides to selling globally? Are there tax issues? Thanks.

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  • October 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm
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    Greetings FBAers,

    This is so easy, therein lies the rub. While it MAY be the “right” choice for your business, I must admonish you to fully read the Amazon terms and the implications, thereof.

    Specifically the potential tax liabilities generated by your export sales:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=ag_xx_cont_200149570?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200240360&tag=dailydeal0c6-20#200240600

    Near the bottom of the page, item (b)(ii) states: “you will be responsible for all obligations associated with compliance with all applicable import and export laws, rules and regulations. You will bear all risk and liability associated with the shipment, import, export or delivery of your products to foreign addresses, including any tax registration or collection obligations.”

    Please folks, take this to a legal expert of your choice to determine the potential impact of this action upon your business, prior to your first export order. I am not a lawyer nor an accountant, but I would certainly want to know whether I am liable to apply for, and pay foreign taxes prior to my first sale. I would think that being proactive on this would be better than hoping you did not get caught by a foreign government, prosecuted and fined.

    This comment is solely my own, nonprofessional opinion and may not represent the views or opinions of FBAmaster.com. The posting of this comment by FBAmaster.com does not condone, nor endorse any statements listed herein.

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    • October 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm
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      Be fully-informed, please see this other Amazon page for further information:

      https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/200404870/ref=ag_200404870_cont_201074410

      Specifically note #8 Taxes: “You are solely responsible for (i) determining whether any taxes apply, (ii) accounting for any taxes due, and (iii) Intrastat reporting to the appropriate tax authority. You are responsible for meeting any VAT obligations that apply, including VAT obligations in the Elected Country, the country to which you deliver your products, and any other applicable countries.”

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