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The place for Brightpearl and online retail news.

Amazon Pan-European FBA – do you know the VAT implications?

Amazon Europe

Amazon’s Pan-European FBA service was introduced just over a year ago and has caught many retailers off guard with its+

Do you know your duties as a company director?

Company director duties

Running your business as a Limited Company is a common practice in the UK – but as a company director+

Changes to VAT on eBay Fees

eBay

From 1st August 2017, there are some changes to the way that eBay is structured which will have an impact+

Samples and free gifts – what are the rules?

Samples

Sending samples and free gifts to customers is a great way to promote your business.  But do you know how+

Reclaiming VAT on Car Mileage

Mileage

Lots of people use mileage rates to claim for expenses incurred when using their personal cars for business purposes. HMRC+

Company Cars – the Pros and the Cons

Company cars

The world of company cars and their related tax issues can be quite complicated.  Here we aim to guide you+

How to manage landed costs on Brightpearl

Landed costs

A while ago we wrote a blog for Brightpearl describing why landed costs are so important.  You can read it+

What is the VAT Retail Export Scheme and can you use it?

VAT Retail Export Scheme

The VAT Retail Export Scheme is often advertised by retailers as ‘Tax Free Shopping’.  It allows customers from outside the+

Benefits of Multi-Currency Accounting in Brightpearl

Multi-currency

Brightpearl introduced full multi-currency functionality towards the end of 2016. All new accounts have it activated by default, but if+

3 different ways to sell on Amazon and their accounting challenges

Amazon

As an e-commerce retailer, Amazon can be one of the most effective ways to reach large numbers of potential customers.+