Hello I've recently(2 month) back opened a really succesful webshop, and I was looking to expand into the UK. What a bad idea. Amazon ruins that market for sure. Lets take a look at this product. The product cost around 14 USD/piece @ 1000 pieces from China. I guess you can get around 10 USD/piece if you but 10k directly from manufactury. So sellers on amazon manage to sell this product for 13,5 pounds. Could someone explain me how this is possible? So VAT is 20%. After VAT is payed the seller have 10,8 pounds left. I don't know how much Amazon take in fees. Then theres expenses to boxes and bubblewrap. Then they also have free delivery in the UK. I don't know prices for this. I really can't imagine there will be payed a penny in taxes.