Multiple Amazon Updates for Sellers, including Prime Day

Multiple Amazon Updates for Sellers, including Prime Day

7.15.20 – Hello from Ideoclick, 

We have multiple Amazon updates for sellers (both Seller Central and Vendor Central) we wanted to make sure you’re aware of this week.

Prime Day

Although an official date for Amazon Prime Day has not yet been announced, communication from Amazon Vendor Central explains that POs for approved Prime Day deals will begin in August. Our estimation is that Prime Day will be held during the first or second week of October. 

For Seller Central clients, plan to start increasing your inventory position on FBA four to six weeks prior to October 1st. 

For Vendor Central clients, Amazon stated that you should expect to receive POs for approved deals in two phases starting at the beginning of August. 

FFP/SIOC Chargeback Grace Period Extension

Amazon has announced that it will extend its grace period on the SIOC minimum dimensions chargeback. The SIOC exemption rule will now be effective 1/1/2021. For visibility to which ASINs are likely to be eventually affected, you will notice them under “waived” status in Vendor Central chargeback notices. The main point is that the baseline SIOC requirements have not changed, meaning that an ASIN with packaging larger than 18″ x 14″ x 8″ or greater than 20 lbs will require SIOC FFP certification

This is a highly detailed and confusing subject, and we are here to help you navigate it. If you need assistance, please reach out to your client success manager or contact us if you’re not already a client.

Upcoming Warehouse Limits

Please be aware that in preparation for holiday and due to the COVID pandemic, Amazon intends to apply storage limits to sellers using FBA . The limits are expected to extend to all product categories. Starting today, Amazon is removing its inventory removal fee to accommodate the new standards. This is expected to alleviate some supply chain constraints, but we don’t have information on how long the new inventory regulations will apply. 

Seller Central Visibility

Along with other Amazon updates for sellers, the company has announced that U.S. based 3P sellers must now disclose contact information publicly. The decision should help brand manufacturers identify and shut down the sale of counterfeit or unregulated goods as well as identify unauthorized sellers.

Thank you,

Your Ideoclick Team

Ops Compliance Dashboard + New Product Launch Ad Spend Guidance

7.1.20 – Hello from Ideoclick

Operational Compliance Dashboard
For many brands, the cost and complexity of selling on Amazon is squeezing margins even tighter than usual. Today we’ve officially announced the availability of our Operational Compliance Dashboard which helps Amazon Vendor Central clients alleviate non-compliance charges to reduce some of the affiliated costs. If you are not already familiar with our operational compliance services, feel free to connect with your client success team to learn more.

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This view of Ideoclick’s Operational Compliance Dashboard displays the type of Amazon Vendor Central chargebacks and the top affiliated purchase orders, fulfillment centers, and ASINs.

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New Product Launch on Amazon – How to Determine the Duration of Ad Spend Boost
Ideoclick Marketing Director David Quesenberry outlined some guidelines to help determine the necessary length of time for increased product launch ad spend in this recent article.  

Thank you,  Your Ideoclick Team