Amazon Vendor does not have an API, so retailers who want to integrate with the system have to get to grips with the obscure world of EDI
This post is by Katherine Khoo, Managing Director at ecommerce software development company Khoo Systems.
If you’re an Amazon Vendor (or a seller considering the Vendor program) the question of how to integrate with the system is likely to have come up. What does it take to connect with Amazon Vendor? And how does it work?
Amazon Vendor uses an interface called EDI (electronic data interchange) which allows you to extract order management data from Amazon Vendor. Unlike the Amazon marketplace and other common sales channels, Amazon Vendor does not have an API (application programming interface) so EDI is your only option.
In this post we’ll explore what EDI means, how it works for Vendors, and what it looks like technically.
Customer support is a vital part of ecommerce, but it can be time-consuming and costly. eDesk is transforming that process.
One of the most time-consuming aspects to running an online business is customer support. It’s a buyers’ market, and consumers are more savvy than ever. They expect businesses to respond to their messages almost instantly and, if they don’t, they will shop elsewhere.
But, if handled properly, customer service can be a business opportunity. Pre-sales contact can provide sellers with an opportunity to connect with potential customers and generate more sales.
xSellco has been developing software for multichannel sellers for eight years, and eDesk was created specifically to tackle the issues around customer service. Using artificial intelligence to generate automatic responses, eDesk can dramatically reduce response times, improving customer satisfaction and lowering the cost of support.
Manage your listings across multiple channels with the best ecommerce inventory management tools available, in four different categories.
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Whether you’re selling through your own store or on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Walmart, or somewhere else, there’s inventory management software that will work for you. Read on to discover the perfect tool to help you streamline your overheads, maximize your sales, and use every channel for your ecommerce advantage.
Here’s what you’ll find in this guide:
The best value all-rounder inventory management software. These tools provide a wide variety of features suitable for most marketplaces and listings, at a highly competitive price.
The best inventory management software for international selling. Learn about the tools best-suited for selling on marketplaces around the world.
The best inventory management software for U.S. marketplaces. If you need support for up-and-coming sales channels like Facebook Marketplace and Google Shopping Actions, as well as the more established marketplaces, this is where to look.
The best British inventory management software. The U.K. has a strong field of home-grown multichannel systems with excellent support for British marketplaces and parcel couriers.
Amazon is now suspending sellers before their first sale, and requesting evidence of authenticity. Some sourcing models won’t survive.
This post is by Chris McCabe, owner and founder of ecommerceChris, LLC, an Amazon seller account consultancy.
Dropshippers and arbitrage sellers on Amazon can’t catch a break.
Things have changed in the last several months to make life even tougher for resellers trying to maintain a successful account. The number of sellers contacting me after they have been suspended due to a lack of adequate supply chain information has been multiplying every week.
We have tracked so many cases like this throughout 2019, that we now wonder why sellers continue to use these sourcing methods at all. Sellers like these, with weak supplier info or who lack invoices, need to modify their business models, and fast.