Amazon started as online book store and has grown to be the worlds largest online retailer.
Get an Amazon Webstore free for two years
Amazon have launched their brand-new Amazon Webstore site with a totally new look and a much clearer description of what they offer. In conjunction with this they have some cracking deals which could give you an Amazon Webstore totally free for up to two years!
Amazon Webstore ecommerce sites are an all-in-one multichannel eCommerce platform, built on proven technology which powers over a billion secure transactions around the world each year. It gives you all the tools you need to successfully set up and run all aspects of your online business, including checkout processing and delivery. To get your business online with Webstore, all you really need is a computer and an internet connection. Start small, and grow fast.
If you take an Amazon Webstore in conjunction with Selling on Amazon and FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon) then you can simply have your stock shipped to Amazon, sell on all Amazon EU sites and Amazon will do all the work. All you need to do is notify Amazon of any orders sold on eBay or off-line and they’ll pick, pack and fulfil those orders for you too.
This is also an ideal solution for retailers in the US who want to get a foothold in the UK and European marketplace. Ship your stock to Amazon in the UK and they will handle all warehousing and logistics on your behalf. Even if you are based in Europe Amazon’s solutions can assist you exporting across the whole of the EU increasing your cross border trade.
Amazon have three offers running at the moment to get you up and started including a free Amazon Webstore for up to two years:
Amazon Webstore Offers
1) Free Amazon Webstore for 1 month
Sign up for Amazon Webstore and get a free 1 month trial worth £16.99. Service Referral Fees for items sold via your Webstore are 4.5%.
2) Free Amazon Webstore for 2 years with Selling on Amazon
Sign up for Amazon Webstore plus Selling on Amazon and get your Webstore free for 2 years (normally £9.99/month), plus your £25.00 Selling on Amazon fee free for three months plus reduced fees for items sold on your Webstore of just 3.5%.
3) Free Amazon Webstore for 2 years with Selling on Amazon and FBA
This is Amazon’s best value deal. Get your Webstore free for 2 years (normally £6.99/month), plus your £25.00 Selling on Amazon fee free for three months, plus reduced fees for items sold on your Webstore of just 3.2%.
These offers are valid until 21st December 2011.
It seems to good to be true!
eBay could suffer big time.
The 3.5% sales fees are an eye opener and is going to make sellers think about how eBay can justify their charges (if they don’t already!).
And none of this feedback nonsense.
Whats the catch?
I am almost encouraged to diversify into offering a new range of products that fits the Amazon model.
Maybe eBay should consider giving a free two years subscription for a Magento store now that they own it? 😀
Listed are fees for items sold via Amazon Webstore, but are there any fees for payment processing?
What about SEO, is the Webstore SEO friendly and will it appear on all search engines or will it appear only in Amazon search results?
If it is SEO friendly who does the SEO and how customisable is the meta data?
wonderful just need to find stock with profit and buyers with money
nothing to it
oh and a trillion othersellers to stop selling
I certainly won’t be changing from our current ecommerce platform , even though it costs a lot more than that each month.
For what it costs though , i’m tempted to test this out for a new venture.
Or shall i wait to see if theres an Ebay Magento offer ?
“This is also an ideal solution for retailers in the US who want to get a foothold in the UK and European marketplace. Ship your stock to Amazon in the UK and they will handle all warehousing and logistics”
Not great news for many UK based retailers then.
Amazon are also now offering a check out which can be integrated into your own site. Has anyone tried this out or is anyone thinking of trying it?
By coincidence the Amazon check out fees are identical to Paypal so no financial benefit for those who already offer Paypal.
Amazon check out seems like a way of promoting Amazon on competitor websites. This could well act as a prompt for Amazon customers to recheck prices on Amazon before finally paying for website goods. Do you really want to promote Amazon (or eBay come to that) on your website?
Amazon need to come up with a differant name.
What if Paypal suddenly renamed themselves “eBay checkout”?
Would you feel comfortable offering “eBay checkout” (the former Paypal) on your website?
Good point, I never thought of it like that.
FYI–Amazon has a fraud staff that is “on the seller’s side”!
I can promise you that buyers that make purchases on Amazon and file disputes with their credit card company get their account turned off, and can’t create any more accounts with that card.
In case anyone here hasn’t figured it out: Amazon wants to engage merchants in their marketplace to take your money so they can lower prices as a RETAILER, steal your customers, and then put you out of business. Good luck befriending them.