This post is by Chris McCabe. After several years evaluating seller account performance for Amazon’s merchant assessment teams, Chris left Amazon to apply those skills as a merchant account liaison. If sellers need help communicating with Amazon or navigating its occasionally opaque processes, he intercedes and facilitates solutions. This post was originally published as Amazon Plan of Action (POA): What to Include to Get Your Account Back.
If you are suspended from Amazon, you will need to provide concrete steps addressing what went wrong with your seller account in order to be allowed back – known as a Plan of Action or POA. You only have so much space to make your case. As it is, investigators will go through several emails like yours every day.
Under normal circumstances, it’s great to tell Amazon how much you love selling there because it sounds positive and upbeat. Unfortunately, you have no added chance of getting reinstated simply because you find Jeff Bezos irresistible.
Photo: Used by kind permission of S. Pines. All rights reserved.
UPDATE: All data has been updated on 20th April 2016.
Here’s the second edition of the world’s top 1,000 Amazon marketplace sellers. There’s a breakdown for each of the eleven Amazon marketplaces, and additional data on cross-border trade in Europe.
We also publish a list of the world’s top eBay sellers. Amazon is a very different beast to eBay, and there are a few special caveats to be aware of. I’ll mention the most important ones along the way, and spell them all out in detail at the end.
Currencies Direct have put together a great infographic, based on the findings from our recent survey of 1,500 Amazon sellers.
The infographic covers statistics about million-dollar Amazon sellers including private labeling, other sales channels, favored product categories, biggest concerns, sourcing strategies and marketing tactics.
Since 2009, M2E Pro has been connecting Magento, the world’s most popular ecommerce platform, with the world’s most popular marketplaces – eBay and Amazon.
It is a hugely popular system.
M2E Pro has been downloaded over 80,000 times from Magento’s app store, and in 2015 it handled nearly 57 million orders with a total value over $2.3 billion. Over 31,000 unique eBay accounts are connected to the system, along with more than 9,000 unique Amazon accounts.
Its massive user base makes M2E Pro one of the most popular marketplace management systems out there.
But that’s not all. There are three more factors that make M2E Pro even more remarkable:
- M2E Pro was completely free until late last year, when it stopped being funded by eBay.
- The company has a very strong community-driven philosophy. They don’t see M2E Pro as a piece of software you just buy and use, it’s a cause that every user should support and believe in.
- M2E Pro isn’t standalone software or cloud-based. It’s part of the Magento ecosystem, and is designed to do a very specific job alongside Magento and other apps. It can’t do anything on its own.
I spoke to M2E Pro co-founder Alex Podopryhora about this unusual company’s history, philosophy and future plans.
This post is by Adrian Klingel, founder of myFitment, a provider of auto parts fitment management software for eBay and Amazon sellers. Adrian has been in the aftermarket parts industry for 18 years, both as an independent consultant to a national auto parts retailer and as founder of Illumaware LLC, a supplier of automotive aftermarket technology solutions to large retailers and resellers.
This post covers auto parts fitment standards in North America. Other standards exist worldwide.
The auto parts aftermarket is huge, with estimated US sales of $142 billion in 2015. But it’s still adapting to online retail.
That’s a big opportunity, as consumers are looking to buy all kinds of replacement parts and performance accessories online, from fuses and filters to tires and even engines.
In this article I’ll talk about who sells auto parts online, what they sell and where they sell it. I’ll also cover who buys the parts, and what they are looking for from sellers. I’ll talk about the challenges of selling parts including the all-important fitment data.
Finally, I’ll cover some of the up-and-coming sales channels that sellers should be aware of.