Amazon cancels the commission for Ukrainian entrepreneurs for a year

Amazon UK and EU cancel brokerage commission for Ukrainian sellers and exporters: From September 6, companies shipping goods from Ukraine will be exempt from paying interest on sales for a period of one year.

This is stated in Ukrposhta’s press release.

A few months ago, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Ukrposhta, marketplace advertising agency Disqover Agency and Startup Ukraine approached Amazon with a joint initiative to ease conditions for Ukrainian sellers. That’s why we have great news today: Amazon is eliminating referral commission for a full year.” said the company.

“In response to your request to support Ukrainian sellers on our marketplace, I am pleased to confirm that we are now introducing special rates for companies with a delivery address in Ukraine. Starting September 6, we are reducing the referral commission for all Ukrainian Amazon sellers in Europe and the UK to 0% for a period of 12 months.” said Xavier Flamand, Vice President of EU Seller Services.

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“Despite the war, Ukrainian businesses continue to function. At the same time, numerous companies are entering the international market. Firstly, the demand for Ukrainian products is growing, secondly, for many companies this is an opportunity to expand and find new customers. The support of Ukraine and the world is extremely important for every entrepreneur. Therefore, together with our partners, we appeal to global companies to support Ukrainian small and medium-sized businesses. The new terms for our entrepreneurs on Amazon are our collective victory on the economic front. Now Ukrainians can bring their goods to the world market on more favorable terms.” said the head of the Ministry of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov.

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Amazon usually charges a commission for each sale. Previously, the placement commission was between 7 and 17% of the price, depending on the category. In most cases, its size reached 15%, explains Ukrposhta.

“Ukrposhta, as the main logistics partner of Ukrainian exporters since the beginning of the war, has been actively defending the interests of entrepreneurs and, together with the world’s leading marketplaces, is looking for opportunities to support small businesses in Ukraine. We have already managed to agree special conditions for Ukrainian merchants on Wish, Joom and eBay.

And now, thanks to joint efforts with partners, Ukrainian entrepreneurs have received unprecedented working conditions in the European Amazon. The decision of the marketplace to cancel the commission for sales in the countries of the European Union and Great Britain for a year is an excellent addition to the EU policy of supporting Ukrainian companies.

Taking into account the fact that from June 4, the European Union eliminated tariffs on goods, including those sent in packages from Ukraine, for a period of one year, such a decision by Amazon improves conditions for exporters further. Therefore, Ukrainian sellers only have to pay the VAT of the destination country, and this process at Amazon is automated by the Import One Stop Solution (IOSS) system.” said Ukrposhta Director General Ihor Smilyanskyi.

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Previously, at the request of Ukrposhta, marketplaces Joom, Wish, Shopify, Etsy and eBay canceled commissions for sellers from Ukraine.

Also, Ukrposhta was the first post office to open an official store on Amazon.

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