CORRECTION: Support for changes to VAT regulation in the UK


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Correction: The The Flat File Order Fulfillment Feed template that we are updating is _POST_FLAT_FILE_FULFILLMENT_DATA_, not _POST_FLAT_FILE_FULFILLMENT_ORDER_REQUEST_DATA_.

What is changing?

Starting January 1, 2021, online marketplaces are responsible for charging and collecting VAT for sales to the UK from overseas selling partners to comply with the new VAT regulation announced by the UK government. To support this change, we are updating Amazon MWS to enable us to determine a selling partner's “Ship from address” information when confirming seller-fulfilled orders.

Wherever Amazon is responsible under UK VAT regulations to remit taxes on sales by selling partners when delivered to the UK, the tax collection model may be determined by the ship from address that selling partners enter. By the end of November, 2020, we will add new “Ship from address” information as a part of the shipment confirmation workflow to comply with the new UK VAT regulation. We will add new “Ship from address” fields in both the XML shipment confirmation feed (POST_ORDER_FULFILLMENT_DATA) and the flat file shipment confirmation feed (POST_FLAT_FILE_FULFILLMENT_DATA). If selling partners do not provide a ship from address, Amazon will use the selling partner's default shipping address in their Seller Central account for their ship from address. For visibility, the selling partner's default shipping address will be included in order reports for selling partners who add the Default ship from address column on the Add or remove order report columns page in Seller Central. In addition, for a smaller subset of order reports, the selling partner's actual ship from address will be included for selling partners who add the Actual ship from address column on the Add or remove order report columns page in Seller Central.

Feeds API

By the end of November, 2020, we will update the following feed templates:

  • Order Fulfillment Feed (_POST_ORDER_FULFILLMENT_DATA_). We will add the following new elements:

<ShipFromAddress>
<Name/>
<AddressFieldOne/>
<AddressFieldTwo/>
<AddressFieldThree/>
<City/>
<County/>
<StateOrRegion/>
<PostalCode/>
<CountryCode/>
</ShipFromAddress>

  • Flat File Order Fulfillment Feed (_POST_FLAT_FILE_FULFILLMENT_ORDER_REQUEST_DATA_ _POST_FLAT_FILE_FULFILLMENT_DATA_). We will add the following new fields:

ship_from_address_name
ship_from_address_line1
ship_from_address_line2
ship_from_address_line3
ship_from_address_city
ship_from_address_county
ship_from_address_state_or_region
ship_from_postalcode
ship_from_countrycode

Reports API

By the end of November, 2020, we will update reports as explained below.

For the following reports we will add "default ship from location address" and "actual ship from location address" information for selling partners who add the Default ship from address column and the Actual ship from address columns, respectively, on the Add or remove order report columns page in Seller Central:

  • Scheduled XML Order Report (_GET_ORDERS_DATA_)

  • Requested or Scheduled Flat File Order Report (_GET_FLAT_FILE_ORDERS_DATA_)

  • Flat File Orders By Last Update Report (_GET_FLAT_FILE_ALL_ORDERS_DATA_BY_LAST_UPDATE_)

  • Flat File Orders By Order Date Report (_GET_FLAT_FILE_ALL_ORDERS_DATA_BY_ORDER_DATE_)

  • XML Orders By Last Update Report (_GET_XML_ALL_ORDERS_DATA_BY_LAST_UPDATE_

  • XML Orders By Order Date Report (_GET_XML_ALL_ORDERS_DATA_BY_ORDER_DATE_)

For the following reports we will add "default ship from location address" information for selling partners who add the Default ship from address column on the Add or remove order report columns page in Seller Central:

  • Unshipped Orders Report (_GET_FLAT_FILE_ACTIONABLE_ORDER_DATA_)

  • Flat File Pending Orders Report (_GET_FLAT_FILE_PENDING_ORDERS_DATA_)

  • XML Pending Orders Report (_GET_PENDING_ORDERS_DATA_)

"Default ship from location address" information

Here is the "default ship from address" information that can be added to reports.

XML reports:

<DefaultShipFromAddress>
<Name/>
<AddressFieldOne/>
<AddressFieldTwo/>
<AddressFieldThree/>
<City/>
<StateOrRegion/>
<PostalCode/>
<CountryCode/>
</DefaultShipFromAddress>

Flat file reports:

default-ship-from-address-name
default-ship-from-address-1
default-ship-from-address-2
default-ship-from-address-3
default-ship-from-address-city
default-ship-from-address-state
default-ship-from-address-country
default-ship-from-address-postal-code

"Actual ship from address" information

Here is the "actual ship from address" information that can be added to reports.

XML reports:

<ActualShipFromAddress>
<Name/>
<AddressFieldOne/>
<AddressFieldTwo/>
<AddressFieldThree/>
<City/>
<StateOrRegion/>
<PostalCode/>
<CountryCode/>
</ActualShipFromAddress>

Flat file reports:

actual-ship-from-address-name
actual-ship-from-address-1
actual-ship-from-address-2
actual-ship-from-address-3
actual-ship-from-address-city
actual-ship-from-address-state
actual-ship-from-address-country
actual-ship-from-address-postal-code

Orders API

Today the ListOrders, ListOrdersByNextToken, and GetOrder operations return the new DefaultShipFromLocationAddress element to give selling partners visibility into their default ship from location address.

Which marketplaces are affected?

This change applies to seller-fulfilled orders shipped to the UK marketplace.

Who is affected?

Developers with applications that ship seller-fulfilled orders to the UK marketplace are affected by this change.

What action is required?

If you are affected by this change, update your application workflow so that selling partners can include their ship from address when confirming their shipments to the UK marketplace. Be sure to do this before the new UK VAT regulations take effect on January 1, 2021.

For more information

For more information, see the following pages in the Seller Central Help:


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