June is approaching, and the major platforms of cross-border e-commerce will usher in the mid-year promotion window period. How to win the favor of consumers and drive consumption in the sluggish market environment is the current biggest challenge of cross-border e-commerce. At the same time, risks such as high inflation and repeated global epidemics still exist.
Follow industry trends and get the latest cross-border information: Flying Bird International has compiled the platform policies that will take effect in June for your reference.
British eBay sellers take note, single-use plastic items will be banned from June 1!
eBay UK has announced that a new law has been passed in the UK to ban single-use plastic items.
Therefore, from June 1, 2022, eBay will prohibit sellers from selling related items on its platform. "All sellers will need to comply with this new regulation by June 1, 2022 to check their inventory and remove non-compliant listings," eBay said.
eBay is updating how advertising fees are calculated
eBay issued an announcement stating that starting June 1, 2022, we will be making changes to the calculation of advertising fees for Standard Promoted Listings (Promoted Listings Standard) and updating our marketing program terms. Currently, these fees are based on the item's price, but starting June 1, these fees will be calculated based on the gross sales amount and using the same basis we use to calculate closing fees (including applicable taxes, shipping and others described here) applicable fees). The specific update information is as follows:
Your advertising fee will be calculated after you close the sale; advertising fee estimates will no longer be provided.
The new advertising fee calculation will include variables such as buyer location and shipping, which are not determined until the sale is complete. You can still view advertising fees from the Transactions section of the Payments tab, or in your sales report.
Button battery safety standard will become mandatory on June 22, 2022
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has set new mandatory safety standards for button/coin batteries due to a series of significant safety risks associated with button batteries, particularly for children, eBay has issued an announcement. These standards will become mandatory on 22 June 2022 and will be enforced by the ACCC. eBay will require products and packaging containing coin cells to meet these safety standards. These include:
Provide safe battery compartments to keep batteries out of children's reach; provide batteries in child-resistant packaging; conduct compliance testing; and display additional warnings and emergency advisories on packaging and instructions.
Sellers must ensure relevant manufacturing and design changes are made, non-compliant listings are removed, and any necessary testing is performed to ensure compliance with these safety standards by June 22.
Regarding the delayed loan policy for accounts whose effective tracking rate of logistics in Australia is not up to standard
In order to provide buyers with a better shopping experience, eBay requires sellers to use the same level of logistics services selected by buyers for delivery. If the buyer chooses the trackable logistics service, the seller needs to use the trackable logistics service for delivery, and upload the tracking number to the eBay platform in time. In order to standardize sellers' correct use of logistics services that are consistent with buyers' choices and upload logistics tracking information in a timely manner, eBay will launch a delayed loan policy on eBay Australia on June 1, 2022 for accounts with effective logistics tracking rate* not up to the standard.
According to the eBay Australia station logistics effective tracking rate * the delayed release policy of the account that does not meet the standard, if the seller's account on eBay Australia station has a logistics effective tracking rate (Valid Tracking Rate) of less than 95%, and the seller's item is located in Australia, the buyer chooses For Trackable Logistics Service Shipments:
The relevant transaction amount will be delayed until the logistics tracking information of the transaction is connected to the eBay platform for release; if the transaction has no tracking information, the transaction amount of the transaction will be delayed until 3 days after the expected delivery date.
*Valid Tracking Rate refers to the percentage of transactions with logistics tracking information listed in eBay Australia where the item is located in Australia.
Amazon's US and UK stations announce 2022 Prime Day reporting and warehousing times
Amazon has officially announced that Amazon Prime Day 2022 will take place this July! The campaign lasts 48 hours and all promotions are 2 days. The event covers more than 20 Amazon sites around the world. Including Chinese sellers, Amazon's global third-party sellers will send Amazon's more than 200 million Prime members around the world with great discounts covering various products. Important dates for Prime Day 2022 are as follows:
Deadline for PrimeDay submission: Submit transaction application before April 29; time for inventory to arrive at the operation center: arrive at the operation center before June 20.
Deadline for PrimeDay submission: Submit transaction application before May 13; time for inventory to arrive at the operation center: arrive at the operation center before June 20.
From June 15th, Amazon Germany will not be able to sell without verification of the packaging law registration number
Amazon Germany issued an announcement saying that if you have not uploaded and verified your [German Packaging Law] registration number (LUCID number) before June 30, 2022, Amazon will temporarily suspend the sale of your extended producer responsibility (EPR) All products for which the product category applies! And Amazon will gradually restrict the sale of any product that does not meet the German packaging registration number starting on June 15 (two weeks before the enforcement date).
Amazon U.S. Updates Return Address Policy
Amazon US station issued an announcement stating that from June 1, 2022, self-delivery sellers must provide a valid return address. If the return address provided by the buyer is outdated or incorrect, then these returned products will be considered abandoned. Amazon may process these returned products through secondary sales, recycling, donation, or other appropriate means.
For more information on this policy and how to set up a return address, please visit:
1. Returns, Refunds, Cancellations and Claims
2. Return address settings
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