What's this Guide For?
VCS (VAT Calculation Service) is a program you can enroll in on Amazon that allows either Amazon or you/your eCommerce management solution to manage and upload your invoices to Amazon. The data used to calculate the VAT is provided by Amazon in this case.
IDU (Invoice Document Upload) is automatically enabled on every non-VCS seller's Amazon Seller Central account (not automatically on StoreFeeder). Using IDU basically means that you will be calculating the VAT and uploading invoices to Amazon either manually or by letting a participating third party handle it. By enabling this on StoreFeeder we will generate your invoices using data from your orders as they appear on StoreFeeder.
In order to set either of these up on StoreFeeder you'll need to follow the steps listed below for your chosen service.
As mentioned above, you don't need to do anything on Amazon if you are using IDU as you will be automatically set to use it.
In StoreFeeder you'll first need to open your Amazon integration(s); about half way down the page you'll find a section titled 'Amazon Invoice Settings', select 'StoreFeeder VAT Calculation and Invoicing (IDU)' from the dropdown box.
Once that's done, save the changes made on the page. That's all there is to it!
The first thing you'll need to do is make Amazon aware that you are going to be letting StoreFeeder create VAT invoices for you.
If you head on over to your Amazon Seller Central account, log in and go to Settings > Tax Settings > Activate VAT Calculation you'll be presented with the option 'I will upload my own VAT invoices'.
By selecting the second option you will be expected to upload your own invoices or, in this case, hand it over to StoreFeeder.
Back over on StoreFeeder, for eligible Amazon channels, connected to the certain marketplaces (UK, DE, FR, IT, ES) you will be able to enable Amazon VCS in the settings.
After enabling the VAT Calculation Service you are able to select the source of invoices and activation date. These are the same settings as shown above in Step 1. We recommend that the date matches the one set on Amazon site.
The documents are generated for channels that have the source set to 'StoreFeeder' with the activation date from the past (or today).