Sellers on Amazon.fr

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Mr D, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Congratulations sellers on Amazon.fr - you will be paying Amazon extra in order to pay extra French tax.

    Don't you feel all warm and cuddly taking part in this process to get the French people more of the taxes they want?

    Here's what has arrived today from Amazon.


    Dear Selling Partner,

    Following the creation of a 3% digital services tax in France, we would like to inform you that we will have to adjust our referral fee rates on Amazon.fr to reflect this additional cost.

    Starting October 1, 2019, the referral fee on sales that occur on Amazon.fr will increase by 3%. For example, on an item for which the referral fee is currently 15%, you will pay a fee of 15.45% from October 1, 2019.

    Additional examples:

    • On an item for which the total sales price is €100, and the current referral fee rate is 15%, your referral fee rate starting October 1, 2019 will be 15.45%, and the referral fee you pay will be €15.45 (calculated as 15.45% of €100).
    • On an item for which the total sales price is €100, and the current referral fee rate is 12%, your referral fee rate starting October 1, 2019 will be 12.36%, and the referral fee you pay will be €12.36 (calculated as 12.36% of €100).
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  2. Karl M

    Karl M UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    WOW! looks like it's no point to be an Amazon seller in France.
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2019 By: Karl M Member since: Jul 5, 2019
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  3. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Why? Hardly a massive increase. And expect a lot of sellers will just increase prices a little.
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  4. crackerjackcommerce

    crackerjackcommerce UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Was the idea to tax the giant not the little people?!

    IMHO it seems that Amazon simply increase their prices, sellers do the same and it is the customers who will end up paying more. The TAX authorities get what they want and Amazon continue as they please.
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2019 By: crackerjackcommerce Member since: Aug 1, 2019
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  5. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    The customers often pay the tax - a company usually has no money of its own. Just income.
    Who provides the income? Customers. Or staff by having less pay hence keeping costs down.

    Yes Amazon continue as they please. Does your business do any different when a cost goes up or a government wants more in taxes from it?
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  6. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Just looked at the most expensive item on my purchase list for this year. If by some chance my company listed it on amazon.fr then it's price would have to increase by a whole 6 cents to cover the increased fees.
    May as well increase the price by 10 cents as 6.
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  7. crackerjackcommerce

    crackerjackcommerce UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Good points.

    Just seems a shame that the giant is taxed but they simply raise their prices to off set it, almost as if they are just shrugging it off as no big deal!
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2019 By: crackerjackcommerce Member since: Aug 1, 2019
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  8. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It is no big deal for them
     
    Posted: Aug 6, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  9. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    It is no big deal.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  10. Mister B

    Mister B UKBF Ace Free Member

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    We received this as well and are simply putting prices up to increase the cost.

    Although well intentioned, Monsiuer Macron would appear to have missed out on who he's really targetting.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2019 By: Mister B Member since: Aug 31, 2007
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  11. Socio South West

    Socio South West UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    It is not just Amazon - Holiday websites like AirBnB, Abritel/HomeAway and others have been forced to act as tax collectors for the French Government if they wish to keep their presence in the French market, collecting Taxe de sejour (accommodation tax) and other taxes which many accommodation owners have been flouting or ignoring.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2019 By: Socio South West Member since: Mar 24, 2013
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  12. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Perhaps he knew who he was targeting. The people buying in France.
    That's not just French people.
     
    Posted: Aug 7, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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