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EU Declaration of Conformity: What Amazon Sellers Need to Know

Amazon is asking sellers on its European sites for their products’ Declaration of Conformity. What is a DoC and how can sellers get one?

This post is by Ferry Vermeulen, Founder of INSTRKTIV, a company which helps businesses develop compliant product documentation and user manuals.

When selling certain products on Amazon in Europe, the platform requires you to submit a Declaration of Conformity. A Declaration of Conformity (or DoC) proves that the product complies with European product safety legislation.

Depending on the EU directives that apply to your product, there are different requirements on the content of the Declaration. Amazon is very strict and only approves products that include a compliant Declaration. They often decline products without giving a reason, so the seller has to work out what’s missing for themselves.

This article will explain what a Declaration of Conformity is, when you need one, and how you can draft and submit a compliant DoC.

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Ecommerce in Scandinavia: Affluent Consumers and a Growing Market

Jacques van der Wilt takes a look at the ecommerce market in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, including the main shopping channels.

This post is by Jacques van der Wilt, the founder of global feed management and optimization company DataFeedWatch.

Collectively, Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland – spent a massive €20.5 billion on ecommerce in 2017.

With a high standard of living and the percentage of internet users continuing to rise, we are highly likely to see Nordic ecommerce spending rise rapidly as well.

So, where do Scandinavians shop online and what are the current ecommerce trends?

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Intellectual Property For Amazon Sellers: Know Your Rights!

CJ Rosenbaum explains how to develop your intellectual property rights, protect them and remove hijackers when selling products on Amazon

Intellectual Property For Amazon Sellers: Know Your Rights!

This post is by CJ Rosenbaum, Partner and Managing Attorney at Rosenbaum Famularo, P.C.

At first glance, intellectual property law can seem a frightening subject for online sellers. But, in reality, it’s not as complex as you may think. In fact, there are just two main areas that sellers need to know about – developing and protecting their intellectual property rights.

The development of your intellectual property rights includes creating trademarks, understanding copyright, obtaining patents and designing enforceable trade dress. Once you’ve developed these, protecting your rights simply covers how to spot violations of your intellectual property and what to do about them.

In this article, we’ll cover all the basic information that Amazon sellers need to know about intellectual property law. We’ll look at the ways your listings and products are protected, how to enforce your rights and how to remove listing hijackers.

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eBay Account Suspended? Why It Happens and What You Should Do

eBay account suspensions are on the rise. Here’s why eBay suspends sellers, how the process works, and how to avoid it happening again.

This post is by Mordechai Epelbaum, an independent eBay business consultant and Tuvyah Schleifer, the founder and CMO of CRSeller, a bespoke marketplace services provider.

When there is a breach of eBay’s policy, sellers can have their accounts suspended. An eBay suspension means business interruption, and often a cascade of problems with serious implications for the seller.

Why does eBay suspend seller accounts? It’s their business to protect the community from bad buyers and sellers. They want to make sure that no one gets hurt. Not the brand, not the buyer, and not the seller.

Perhaps most importantly, policy violations hurt eBay’s reputation and, in the final analysis, that is why eBay cares about them.

In this post, we’ll explain why eBay accounts are suspended, how the process works, and how to avoid it happening again.

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The 4 Critical KPIs to Keep Your Amazon Business Healthy

When you’re immersed in the details of selling on Amazon, it can be hard to see the big picture. These 4 simple KPIs bring it sharply into focus.

This post is by Dave McDaniel, a senior VP with ManageByStats.

With over 2 million Amazon sellers worldwide, there’s no shortage of information on how to succeed selling on the world’s number one online platform. Mentors, groups, courses and experts abound.

Despite that abundance, new information is constantly needed. Amazon is ever-changing, and we Amazon sellers are always hungry for the latest how-tos and best-practices. There’s always something new to learn.

In this article we cover the four absolutely key KPIs for monitoring the health of your sales on Amazon, so you can see at a glance how your business is doing.

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