Amazon Announces 18 Major Black Friday Online Promotion Dates
Black Friday and Cyber Monday has always been a big event that sellers look forward to. In 2021, Amazon will deliver more than billions of packages to consumers around the world during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping season. Not bad record! Recently, Amazon announced the 18-site Black Friday Cyber Monday time, you must not miss it. Amazon's Black Friday Cyber Monday shopping season will be the first to start in Europe on November 18! It will be launched in Australia, the Middle East, North America and other global sites one after another! The following are the specific start dates, please note that the event times are in local time:
Royal Mail temporarily cancels strike
According to foreign media reports, recently, the British Communications Union (CWU), which represents British postal workers, announced that it will cancel the strikes originally planned for the next two weeks. Previously, CWU decided to strike on November 2, November 3, November 4, November 8, November 9 and November 10 due to layoffs, wages and working conditions. At present, CWU has not stated. Reasons for the strike cancellation.
Regardless of the reason, the suspension of the strike is good news for sellers, but the situation in the UK's final supply chain is still severe. If the CWU and Royal Mail cannot reach an agreement, strikes may still occur.
UK VAT mandatory MTD, enforced from November 1
Recently, the British HMRC announced that it will officially close the existing online VAT declaration portal by the end of October this year. And updated with new requirements on MTD: From 1 November 2022, all VAT registered businesses will not be able to use their existing VAT online accounts to file monthly or quarterly VAT returns. Sellers need to register for VAT Digitisation (MTD) and use compatible software to keep sellers’ VAT records and file VAT returns.
FBA Inventory Compensation Policy Update
Effective November 11, 2022, Amazon will be changing the FBA inventory compensation policy to update the calculation of compensation for claims made for operational issues in Amazon fulfillment centers if the item is in an unsellable condition when it is lost or damaged. For unsellable items, Amazon will reimburse the seller for an amount equal to the expected benefit if the item was sold at a discount.
Amazon's new rules: effective December 1
According to the announcement of Amazon's US, European and Japanese stations, from December 1st, new and existing product listings of certain product types must include color name, size name, product description and category name attributes, and no valid values have been added. will not be added to the product catalog.
The following is the content of the announcement:
Beginning December 1, 2022, new and existing product listings for certain product types must include color name, size name, product description, and department name attributes. This change ensures that your items contain the relevant information your customers need.
Attributes for the following product types will be changed from optional to required:
● Color Names: Shirts, Undershirts, Sporting Goods, Pants, Jackets, Swimwear, Sweaters, Tank Tops, Shorts
● Size Name: Shirt, Sweatshirt, Jacket, Pants
● Product Description: Home, Curtains, Carpets, Blankets, Hobbies, Tools, Sporting Goods, Phone Cases, Mattresses, Auto Accessories, Health Personal Care, Drink Cups, Home Beds & Baths, Power Sports Vehicle Accessories, Plant Feed, Consumers Electronics, Kitchen Tools, Outdoor Living
● Category name: Backpack
New listings for all affected product types require a valid value for each of these four attributes, otherwise the product will not be added to the catalog.
To ensure existing listings for affected product types are not affected, go to Manage Inventory to update attributes now.
The world economy is on a downward trend this year, and it is difficult for cross-border e-commerce companies to stay safe. For cross-border sellers, sales in the peak season at the end of the year will account for at least half of the whole year, and a large number of orders will emerge, but the peak pressure of cross-border business formats concentrated in the field of cross-border logistics will also emerge. Sellers should pay more attention to the logistics stage while wholeheartedly promoting advertising in the peak season, and must absorb past experience. For novice sellers, the replenishment of the peak season must be achieved through multiple channels, and eggs cannot be placed in one basket. , the different logistics modes of small packages and overseas warehouses are combined with each other to ensure that the goods will not be stuck in one link. The seller should avoid out of stock and distribute the goods through different channels as much as possible to reduce logistics risks.