Amazon is the mains platform for cross-border E-commerce supplier, many sellers hope to earn much profit on the platform and cintinue their Amazon business in 2018, the following few things you have to know in advance before you start your 2018 business.
2018 US Patent Fees will increase Since January 16, 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has raised its patent filing fees up to 33% and raised patent trial and appeal costs up to 72%. The costs related to design patent applications and plant patent applications also increased. Maintenance fee has not yet risen. The IPR application fee increased fastest, which increased by $ 6,500 to $ 15,500. The official fee table after the increase is:
The USPTO said although it raised fee on patents, the up-regulated fees still do not fully cover its expenses. However, in general, the increase in official fees has reduced the backlog in multi-party review cases. Earlier, In 2012, its backlog was 27,000 but its backlog dropped to 13,000 by the end of 2017. USPTO said further that increases in patent fee will continue to reduce the backlog case.
Amazon is expected to build in Sweden Nowadays in 2018, the hottest topic in the Swedish e-commerce market is whether Amazon will enter Sweden or when to enter. According to two top executives at Swedish technology companies, this could happen next year.
NicklasStoråkers, former chief executive of Avanza, the current CEO of internet banking Pricerunner, said that a reliable but unofficial person confirmed to him that Amazon has decided to launch a Swedish station and will soon enter the Swedish e-commerce market. Amazon AWS will set up three data centers in 2018, located in Eskilstuna, Västerås and Katrineholm in Sweden, effectively turning Sweden into one of the Amazon's super data zones. All of Sweden's e-commerce businesses will be tied to the Amazon, and local e-commerce businesses may find it hard to survive.
2018 Amazon will start to collect Sales Tax. Amazon has released a message in the seller's forum that sales tax will begin to be charged on its third-party sellers in Washington State starting January 1, 2018.
Amazon said the Tax Collection is a new service that automatically calculates, collects and remits sales taxes for third-party merchants that sell products to certain state customers. Washington will be the first to start implementing a law that came into effect on January 1, 2018, requiring all online trading platforms, such as Amazon, to charge sales tax on behalf of their third-party sellers. Consumers need to pay sales tax on products purchased directly from Amazon!
Australia station will be fully open in 2018 December 5, Amazon Australia Station officially started full operation, but still based on the invitation system, many sellers and friends are concerned about what time the Australia site can be fully open.
According to the Merchants Manager's News, Amazon Australia station will be fully open in mid-January 2018. Proposed to prepare the necessary information in advance, if sellers want to build a brand, sellers can register Australian trademarks in advance.
1. business license
2. visa credit card number, expiration time, cardholder name;
3. credit card statement address and zip code;
4, email and cell phone number;
5. People's passport and proof of residence.
Australian trademark application information:
1. Trademark application confirmation
2. Trademark design
3. The applicant's main body qualification (ID card or business license)
Amazon official encourage sellers:
★ reply to buyers' all e-mail messages within 24 hours, and actively solve the problem.
★ Immediately respond to the return request, and refund the buyer when it is appropriate.
★ All quotes must match the correct ASIN and be correctly classified to avoid misleading the buyer.
★ use high quality product pictures.
★ Deliver products only to the address that is provided by Amazon.
★ Store the product properly to avoid any damage during delivery.
★ Delivery orders timely, and promptly confirmed.
★ Trackable delivery methods and signature methods for expensive items.
★ Regular inventory updates to avoid inventory out of stock.
★ monitor the progress of orders in transit.
★ If there is any delay, please notify the buyer immediately.