Why I Think That Amazon Handmade Sucks

Dear all, let me share my Amazon expertise with you so you may make knowledgeable choices about working with this platform.

I’m a full-time European vendor, I’ve been on Amazon Handmade for a 12 months now, fairly efficiently. I’m in enterprise for three years and I even have expertise with Etsy, Dawanda, Ebay, personal store and specialised craft gala’s.

Amazon has the worst, most cost-effective, rudest consumers of all of them, and that’s taking place as a result of Amazon encourages this.

On Amazon, in a 12 months I had three instances opened towards me (zero wherever else in three years), all within the area of 20USD, and quite a few harassments from consumers, typically utilizing abusive language.

My final straw was a case for 21.40$. The buyer was incoherent, beginning with “don’t need anymore”, too small, transferring to ‘not as described’ with none photo-proof. In the top this buyer acquired to maintain the product and acquired full refund. Will he do it once more? You guess. (Scum tip – go for EU sellers, that is the way you get the product 100% free).

Now, from what I see Amazon doesn’t give a flying F about sellers, they ALWAYS aspect with the consumers. And that’s simple to elucidate – they’re dropping nothing by refunding, they’re refunding with sellers’ cash anyway, and thus look good and sort to consumers on the expense of sellers.

Long story quick, it’s bordering on unattainable for a vendor to win A-to-Z, largely as a result of it’s processed by bots who ship canned messages, irrespective of the way you current your case. Customers will not be requested to offer any proof, vendor’s status isn’t taken under consideration.

Amazon actually made hundreds of {dollars} on my gross sales. I’m their buyer, but they spectacularly fail at offering providers, giving me assist and vendor’s safety. They name you although, and moreover waste much more of your time with affiliate’s blahblahblah.

Obviously, it’s go away it or like it, Amazon chooses such a enterprise mannequin, and it really works for them very well. But for me… I typically need to wash fingers and even take a bathe after coping with them and their clients. So, my resolution is go away it. Dirty.

 

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Amazon Handmade vs Etsy

I’ve only in the near past began itemizing on Amazon Handmade, and to date I can say Etsy wins arms down, no contest.

 

•First off, the consumer interface for Amazon Handmade is past complicated and tough to navigate – positively not consumer pleasant in any method, form, or type.

•Listing objects is tedious and requires utilizing HTML to format descriptions with out it simply being a giant textual content dump.

•Changes take as much as 15 minutes to point out up, there is no such thing as a Preview operate so that you’re simply submitting issues blind.

•Handmade objects rank decrease in search outcomes than the non-Handmade catalogue.  I listed a pair of Amethyst earrings and I used to be pages behind a pair of tomato earrings…actually. Why.

•If a consumer chooses to refine their search outcomes, they are going to be shunted into the related non-Handmade class, thus, your Handmade objects will not present up within the search outcomes.

•The mindset of the typical Amazon consumer is quick, low cost, and more likely to return objects.

 

I’m nonetheless going to be on Amazon Handmade, merely to provide it a go, however actually after this expertise I may virtually kiss Etsy…

 

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I was accepted to Amazon Handmade

I make area of interest issues – principally celtic and bridal items. I seemed on the charges they’d take out and it blew my hair again.

Does anybody discover success as a really handmade artisan making their very own items on Amazon?

Because, and never to sound catty, I noticed a number of manufactured stuff claiming to be “handmade” as a result of somebody glued a bead on it.

Forgive any conceitedness if it comes out that manner it is simply I’m a bench jeweler and it is simply not in the identical class as different forms of meeting work.

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