Amazon started as online book store and has grown to be the worlds largest online retailer.
Amazon to discontinue Amazon Webstore service
Amazon’s off-the-shelf ecommerce service Amazon Webstore is to be discontinued. Amazon will close the service next year and has been in touch with relevant sellers who will be impacted today.
The email to customers reads: “We are writing to let you know that, effective July 1, 2016, we will discontinue the Amazon Webstore service. Your ability to sell on Amazon.com and your Selling on Amazon account will not be impacted by this change.
We realize your own website is important to your business. We will support the Webstore service until July 1, 2016 to give you 15 months to prepare for the change. Please make sure you secure all relevant data from your Webstore by July 1, 2016, as you will not have access to Amazon Webstore content or features after this date. Amazon Webstore’s data export features can be used for this purpose as you migrate to a new platform. You can find more information about what steps to take to properly export your data and close your Webstore account here.”
And whilst this is a fair period of notice, if you are using the Webstore product it’s advisable you get a move on and make other arrangements as soon as you possibly can. You can bet your bottom dollar that Amazon will not be maintaining and repairing the service with much vigour long before the deadline.
Amazon discontinued Webstores in Germany last year.
In light of the recent announcements from Amazon relating to Webstore 247 Commerce are offering subsidised migration options to a Magento platform.
We want to ensure a seller’s life is made easy when replatforming their eCommerce business and can support redesign, data migration, launch and ongoing hosting for Webstore clients.
With certified Magento developers in house, a data creation team and expert knowledge about moving your product and order data from Webstore we are best placed to help in this difficult time.
Should you wish to discuss this any further please do email us [email protected] and a member of our team will be in touch.