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2020 Selling on Amazon Statement Related to France Activity

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This week, Amazon Sellers across the globe started receiving e-mails sent by [email protected] regarding France sales even though they do not sell on any of the company’s European marketplaces.

In the notices, Amazon is referring to orders placed by French based customers on any international Amazon site, including Amazon USA or Japan, for example.

As long as you are meeting all tax thresholds, you don’t need to worry. Amazon is just informing you that they generated your data and provided them to French tax authorities on your behalf.

Here you can read a copy of the original e-mail notice sent to third party Amazon Sellers (by Amazon USA):

2020 Selling on Amazon statement related to France Activity

Notice Date: 1 March 2021
Supplier Name:
STE AMAZON.COM SERVICES LLC
251 LITTLE FALLS DRIVE
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
19807 USA
SIRET: 880 664 909 00012

Hello,

In accordance with the French Anti-Fraud Act (provisions of paragraph 3 of Article 242 bis of the General Tax Code), Amazon is required to provide you and the French Tax Authority details on your Selling on Amazon activity that is related to France. This information can be used to determine whether or not you have potential tax and social security obligations in France.

The following are reportable activities associated with Selling on Amazon that are under the French Anti-Fraud Act:
• Any transaction that is shipped to a French address
• Any transaction that is shipped from a French address
• All transactions if you are established in France, such as having a French Business Address

Frequently asked questions

Why am I receiving this statement?
 
Amazon is required to report information to the French Tax Authorities if you meet any of the below criteria:
• Ship to a French address
• Shipped from a French address
• Are established in France, such as having a French Business Address

Am I required to take any action with this statement?
 
Amazon is obligated to provide you with this statement annually. If you already meet your French tax and social security obligations, you do not need to take any further action. If you are not sure, we recommend that you reach out to your tax advisor to understand your obligations and take appropriate actions. Sellers on Amazon must comply with all applicable laws and regulations at all times. 

For more information, see the following French Tax Authorities’ websites:

https://www.impots.gouv.fr/portail/ 
https://www.securite-sociale.fr/accueil

How did Amazon determine what activity to report? 
Amazon uses the below information in your selling account to determine which transactions are reportable under the French Anti-Fraud Act:

• Seller Address, such as place of establishment, legal, or business address 
• Seller default ship from location; 
• Ship from location, the Amazon Fulfillment Center shipping your product, and Ship to location. 

Important: It is the Sellers responsibility to keep their selling account information up to date.

Will the French Tax Authorities contact me?
 
As part of the French Anti-Fraud Act, Amazon is obligated to provide the French Tax Authority with your name, address, e-mail address, and tax identification number as it appears in your Selling on Amazon account. You can find the above information that Amazon reported on your Statement Related to France Activity. Amazon is required to provide this information to the French Tax Authority. The French Tax Authority may contact you at their discretion. 

Amazon is committed to helping sellers, but we cannot advise on your tax situation and are unaware if the French Tax Authorities will contact you. If you are contacted by the French Tax Authorities, Amazon recommends discussing with your tax or legal advisor. If you do not have a tax or legal advisor, we have created a list of third-party tax advisors as a resource. To learn more, see the Amazon Amazon.com Service Provider Network Help page. Amazon does not endorse the services of any tax advisor.

What information is included in this statement?
 
The statement contains a summary of Selling on Amazon activity reported under the French Anti-Fraud Act and the following information from your selling account:

Supplier Name: The Amazon entity where the transaction occurred.
Tax ID: EU VAT number, SIREN/SIRET, or US Employer Identification Number in your selling account.
Declared Status: The legal entity or natural person operating in a professional capacity.
Website: The Amazon marketplace where the transaction occurred.
Currency Code: The three-letter code associated with the currency used in each marketplace.
Sales: The total amount of sales.
Refund: The total amount of refunds.
Net Sales: The sales (including gift wrap, shipping, and promotions) minus refunds.
Transaction: Any monetary change event, such as a sale, or refund related to France that includes the following:Ship to a French address
Shipped from a French address
Are established in France, such as having a French Business Address.
Sample order number: 112-4165494-6343567 
For your reference, the above order number is a sample of a transaction that meets the criteria for activity reported under the French Anti-Fraud Act.

Important: Information in this document does not constitute tax, legal, or other professional advice and must not be used as such. If you have questions, please contact your tax, legal, or other professional advisor.

Note: This email message was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message. 

Privacy policy: Amazon.com Privacy Notice

Email Tracking: FR_2020_880664909_163885

© 2006- 2020 Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Amazon, Amazon.com, and the Amazon logo are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon Services Europe S.à rl 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg.

At the end of the e-mail, there is a PDF file attachment containing filled information about your sales by Amazon, which were provided to the tax authorities on your behalf.

As long as you are within all French Tax thresholds, you don’t need to worry or take any actions.

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What is Customer Service by Amazon (“CSBA”)? 

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Recently, Amazon launched a new service for their third party sellers called Customer Service by Amazon (“CSBA”). Is is basically an option for FBM (Fulfilled by Merchant” sellers to have Amazon manage all of their customer service.

It is a paid service, which is currently only offered on selected Amazon marketplaces. To be able to enroll, you need to have a Professional Selling Account in a good standing.

Here are the full CSBA Program Requirements:

  1. Enrollment: To enroll in CSBA, your account must be created on Amazon.com and be a professional selling account in good standing. We will notify you when your enrollment in CSBA is complete and will begin to provide customer services on your behalf after your enrollment is completed.
  2. CSBA Units: CSBA will provide customer service for units that you fulfilled yourself (“CSBA Units”). CSBA will not provide customer service for any non-CSBA Units, including those fulfilled by Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) or Seller-Fulfilled Prime. We will provide customer services for CSBA Units in orders placed while you are enrolled in CSBA. If an order contains both CSBA Units and non-CSBA Units, CSBA will provide customer service only for CSBA Units.
  3. Amazon-Provided Customer Service: We will be responsible for all customer service issues relating to shipment and customer returns, refunds, and adjustments related to CSBA Units. We will determine whether a customer will receive a refund, adjustment, or replacement for any CSBA Unit, and you agree to be bound by our decisions. You also consent to deductions against your seller accounts for our decisions to allow returns or refunds.
  4. No Interference with Amazon Customer Service: You may not interfere with any communication between customers and us and you may not instruct us on how to specifically address a customer’s issues. Communications between us and customers for customer service are not recorded in Seller Central and cannot be viewed by you.
  5. Information from You: We will need information from you relating to CSBA Units to provide customer service, including information required in subsections (6)-(9). If you fail to provide information or provide wrong or incomplete information for them, we may take any measures to respond to the customer, determined by us in our discretion to best serve the customer, including cancelling or refunding the order.
  6. Valid Contact Information: We may contact you for information to respond to customer questions by email, telephone, or other means as needed. You must provide valid and current contact information to us and update it immediately in case of change.
  7. 24-Hour Response Time: When we contact you for CSBA inquiries, you must respond with complete and accurate information within 24 hours (including weekends and holidays).
  8. Tracking Numbers for Orders: You must enter a traceable order tracking number provided by the shipping carrier at the time you confirm the order shipment.
  9. Valid Return Address: You must provide a valid return address and ensure this return address is capable of accepting customer returns.

The CSBA fee is around $0.10 per customer message. Here you can review the full CSBA fee schedule: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/help/hub/reference/G92LV47D9LP2MXEF

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Watch out! Amazon will be auto-destroying aged FBA inventory! 

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Recently, Amazon introduced a new measure aimed to reduce the amount of slow-selling FBA Inventory belonging to third party sellers, which are stored in their warehouses.

Any units of inventory, which Amazon considers to be aged will be automatically destroyed at the seller’s expense!

The following inventory is subject to automated removal:

  • Units that have been in fulfillment centers for more than 365 days and that are subject to long-term storage fees
  • Units of ASINs that haven’t sold in six or more consecutive months and that have been in fulfillment centers for more than 180 days

Since Amazon requires a local return address for FBA Inventory removals, if you are based outside of the marketplaces, where your stock is stored, you risk having it automatically destroyed, unless you have a local return address on file for such removals.

Amazon’s default Automated Aged Inventory Removal setting is disposal, so you should immediately go and check your settings.

Here is a screenshot of Amazon’s e-mail announcement regarding the matter:

Here is a copy of the full wording in English:

Your aging inventory is at risk of disposal

Hello,

You currently have units of aging inventory that are at risk of immediate automated removal and disposal.

For the past several months, we’ve been reaching out to inform you that the following inventory will be automatically disposed:

Units that have been in fulfillment centers for more than 365 days and that are subject to long-term storage fees
Units of ASINs that haven’t sold in six or more consecutive months and that have been in fulfillment centers for more than 180 days
Go to Manage Inventory Health to see the units that will be subject to immediate or upcoming automated disposal.

If you don’t update your settings to manage your aging inventory, Amazon may dispose of these units in the manner we deem appropriate. We may also retain any proceeds from the disposal. 

Go to Automated fulfillable inventory settings to choose how to manage aging inventory: 
Select Return and enter a valid return address to have your inventory returned to you. Due to the high volume of requests during this period, it may take up to 90 days to process the return of your inventory. To avoid further delays, make sure that returns are accepted when delivered to your address.
Select Liquidation to recover value from your eligible products.
Select Disable to opt out of automated removals at any time.

The Fulfillment by Amazon team

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Amazon launches Small Business badges available to Handmade Sellers

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Recently, Amazon started displaying ”Small Business” badges and supplementary wording next to offers from storefronts belonging to Amazon Handmade merchants:

”Shop products from small business brands sold in Amazon’s store. Discover more about the small businesses partnering with Amazon and Amazon’s commitment to empowering them.”

Currently, there is no option for sellers to opt in and only selected accounts are eligible for this badge. A page with more information can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/b?node=18018208011&ref=sbp_dpb_01B

Here you can view a screenshot of the badge being displayed:

Here is a screenshot of the page with information:

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