Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    4
    Hi,

    I am US based and want to launch a co.uk site and participate in local affiliate programs.

    Do I need:
    * To get a local UK Sterling Bank Account?
    * Register for VAT
    * Obtain a license to do business in the UK?

    On Bank Accounts, I notice Internet Accounts like Egg and First Direct are only for personal accounts. Does anybody have a recommendation for an internet business account that will not require a UK address?

    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    Any tips on the same for Germany and .de sites would also be appreciated.

    Thanks,

  2. #2
    ABW Ambassador
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    1,658
    Though this does not directly answer your question:

    There are several CJ merchants who are UK-based, which you can use when targetting UK traffic.

    All around the mulberry bush the monkey chased the weasel

  3. #3
    ABW Adviser Panel Dynamoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Opposite the Slough of Despond
    Posts
    5,465
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>* To get a local UK Sterling Bank Account?
    * Register for VAT
    * Obtain a license to do business in the UK?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    No, no and no

    Actually, the first one is a bit more tricky - CJ will pay you in the same way as US$ transactions, other programs will send you a check in Pounds Sterling which you'd have to negotiate at your own bank. In the UK it costs me £5 to pay in a US$ check, so I guess it'll be $5-$10 there.

    Some useful programs to look at:

    Amazon.co.uk - not as big a range as the US, but the best variety of any of the national Amazons.
    UK Affiliates - I make a few sales through them. Deeplinking is usually possible but difficult.
    Tradedoubler - looks OK.

    Don't forget that Befree has some UK merchants too.

    ________
    Please leave my port 137 alone.

  4. #4
    Member Azam's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Bloomsbury, London
    Posts
    395
    The previous response says it all. You don't need anything to move into the UK. Similar in Germany.

    Some countries are fussier, but the UK and Germany don't have much red-tape for online businesses.


    Click here for hilarious 'No War on Iraq' images!

  5. #5
    Full Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    477
    Do you recommend any intersting affiliate programs in Germany?

    Thks

    marcelle

  6. #6
    ABW Adviser Panel Dynamoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Opposite the Slough of Despond
    Posts
    5,465
    Although I've personally not tried it, there is amazon.de and amazon.at. They sell all sorts of things including electronics.

    You could make a pan-European site with the national Amazons (.co.uk, .fr, .de/.at) but Amazon France has a more limited range.

    ________
    All your commission are belong to us.

  7. #7
    Newbie
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    4
    Thanks for your help everybody. We are generally going to have checks in Sterling sent to us in the U.S.

    In Germany, some merchants really want you to have a local bank account and local address, so a little more difficult. But Amazon and Tradedoubler make it easier for multinational affiliates to do business overseas.

  8. #8
    Full Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    477
    Thks for the advice

  9. #9
    Newbie
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    4
    We've now been live in the UK for several months, and no problems. We have received a Sterling check from UKAffiliates and a wire transfer from Tradedoubler. You just have to make sure you get the SWIFT code right.

  10. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 14th, 2014, 07:13 PM
  2. PaperLanternStore.com: 10% OFF for Website Redesign Launch!
    By Jon Nunez in forum AffiliateManager.com
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 16th, 2013, 11:12 AM
  3. Requirements for website approval
    By zendango in forum ShareASale - SAS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: March 30th, 2009, 08:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •