A new week of cross-border information summary is here~
1. Amazon US station: MCF fees will increase from January 19, 2023
The Amazon US station announced that starting from January 19, 2023, sellers will be provided with faster shipping speeds, free integrator applications and enhanced freight tracking functions, and MCF fees will be raised for this purpose. On January 19, 2023, the US MCF fee will be adjusted, MCF will continue to provide first-class delivery service, its average price is lower than the alternatives in the market, multi-piece orders can enjoy up to 50% discount, no extra for unbranded packaging cost. At the same time, Amazon is increasing the standard shipping speed from 7 days to 5 days. The company will also continue to offer expedited three-day shipping and priority two-day shipping.
2. Coupang will set up a new "no refund" return policy
3. Shopee Philippines issued a notice to adjust the upper limit of packages
The Shopee Philippine e-commerce platform issued a notice: From December 19, 2022, the upper limit of J&T's package weight will be adjusted from 50kg to 30kg. Please be careful not to exceed the upper limit when packing, so as not to reject the package. Please note that the upper limit of J&T package size (length, width and height) is still 150cm per side. Also, XDE only accepts packages with a minimum weight of 5kg.
4. TikTok Shop's year-end promotion season report: cross-border GMV sales increased by 136%
TikTok Shop released the season finale report of the global year-end promotion, in which TikTok Shop’s overall cross-border GMV sales increased by 136%, with nearly 60,000 participating merchants and over 30,000 people. The statistical cycle of the above data is the comparison between the accumulated performance of the three big promotion activities and the daily control period before the big promotion. It is understood that TikTok Shop covered the markets of six countries during this big promotion season, detonating three big promotions, including the 11.11 big promotion, the Black Friday promotion, and the 12.12 big promotion, mobilizing the participation of all categories, and customized the warm winter plan, World Cup, Special industry events such as Super Brand Day.
5. Shopee Philippines adjusts transaction service fees for various categories of goods in 2023
Shopee Philippines issued a notice: In order to continue to optimize platform functions and services, the platform will adjust the transaction service fee rate from January 1, 2023. The new transaction service fee rate (%) will be calculated according to the seller type and product category. It is reported that ordinary sellers who take the initiative to participate in free shipping activities or cashback activities will receive a 1% discount on the transaction service rate of all categories. For ordinary sellers, the transaction service fee will be based on the total amount paid by the buyer after deducting discounts and coupons provided by the seller. calculate. Take the calculation of the 5% rate for the interest & collection category as an example, the transaction service fee 19 = the total amount of goods 400 – the seller provides a discount of 20 – the seller provides a coupon of 10.
6. Ebay SpeedPAK Mexico service upgrade
eBay officially announced that it will upgrade the existing SpeedPAK Mexico shipping service. Among them, the standard service has been accelerated to 8-11 working days; the SpeedPAK Mexico special cargo economic service has been launched recently; the freight rate of the standard service will be greatly reduced, and at the same time, the standard and special cargo economic service freight will adopt the same billing logic.
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7. Shopee Malaysia station adjusts seller commission
Starting from January 10, 2023, Shopee Malaysia station will adjust the commission for ordinary sellers. The new commission rate ranges from 2.50% to 4.00%, depending on the category, and the current rate currently enjoyed by sellers is fixed. 2 %. This means that for some categories, the commission charged has doubled. It should be noted that stores with less than 100 orders still enjoy the commission-free policy. In addition to the commission, Shopee charges a transaction fee of 2.12%, including the 6% SST. If sellers participate in promotions organized by Shopee, such as free shipping and cashback, etc., they will also be charged marketing service fees.
8. NRF predicts Christmas US consumer spending will reach $916.4 billion
According to the forecast of the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans' Christmas consumption expenditure in 2022 is expected to increase by 4% year-on-year to US$916.4 billion. In addition, after Christmas this year, the U.S. market may once again usher in a wave of shopping and return peaks. 70% of consumers say they plan to make a purchase after Christmas.
9. Shopee Ads launched a new function of "Advertising Diagnostic Report"
Recently, Shopee Ads launched a new feature of "Advertising Diagnostic Report". With this function, you can see the detailed advertising data of each product line, compare the market gap and abnormal performance, etc. Sellers can currently use the automatic advertising diagnosis report to view the monthly advertising effectiveness of each store and diagnose and optimize suggestions to improve operational efficiency. After this function is activated, a report on the operation of the store in the past month will be updated at the beginning of each month. It is reported that each report is tailor-made according to the actual delivery situation of the seller's personal store. You can check the monthly advertising effectiveness of each store, as well as diagnosis and optimization suggestions.
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10. DHL Express launched a direct cargo flight from Wuxi to Leipzig, Germany
DHL Express recently launched a direct cargo flight from Wuxi to Leipzig, Germany. At present, the route has 3 flights per week, and it will be increased to 6 flights per week according to the plan, bringing a weekly capacity of 300 tons. The route will radiate the entire industrial chain, supply chain, and trade chain in southern Jiangsu, providing strong support for surrounding enterprises. The advanced aviation power will accelerate the "going to sea" of cross-border goods in southern Jiangsu.