Weekly Amazon Seller News – June 8th, 2021

Every week, our team of experts round up the most important news for Amazon business owners. Here are all of the bite-sized news nuggets for the week of June 8th, 2021.
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“Amazon is kicking off summer with Prime Day, coming June 21-22” (Source: Amazon) 

  • Prime Day 2021 will deliver two days of epic savings on more than 2 million deals globally
  • For two weeks leading up to the shopping event Amazon will offer a $10 credit to use on Prime Day to members who spend $10 on select U.S. small business products and brands in Amazon’s store. 
  • Customers can earn the credit from June 7-20. The curated small business storefront is at amazon.com/supportsmall.
  • Read the full article here

“Seller benefits when listing products in more granular product types” (Source: Amazon News) 

  • Amazon launched new product types that enable sellers to describe their products more accurately while creating a listing in the Amazon store. 
  • For example, ‘Measuring Cup’ is a more granular product type than the “Kitchen” product type. 
  • Check if there is a new, more granular product type that more closely matches your product when creating listings so that you may provide more relevant attributes.
  • For a list of the all the product types available and additional details of the benefits of providing relevant attributes while listing products within more granular product types, refer to this Help page .
  • Read the full article here 

“IP Accelerator can now help you secure a trademark in Mexico” (Source: Amazon News)

  • Amazon has now launched the Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) in Mexico.
  •  Now it will be easier and more cost effective for you to obtain trademarks, protect your brands and tackle infringing goods.
  • It directly connects you with a curated network of Mexico-based law firms who charge reduced, pre-negotiated rates, giving you access to expert legal and general IP advice that may otherwise be cost-prohibitive or hard to find.
  • If you use IP Accelerator, you’ll receive early access to Amazon’s brand protection tools, such as Brand Registry, even before your trademark is officially registered.
  • Read the full article here

“Tax collection on orders shipped to Florida and Kansas – Effective July 1, 2021” (Source: Amazon News) 

  • From July 1, 2021, Amazon will begin calculating, collecting, and remitting sales and use tax on all orders shipped to customers in Florida and Kansas based on changes to tax laws in these states.
  • You are not required to update your tax settings or seller account as your existing tax calculation settings, order details, and payments reporting will update automatically to reflect Amazon’s responsibility.
  • You may consider working with your tax advisor or the state tax authority directly to determine if your business has any other ongoing tax remittance or reporting obligations in these jurisdictions.
  • Answers to common questions are available in Amazon’s Marketplace Tax Collection FAQ.
  • Read the full article here

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