Read some of the most common frequently asked questions merchants have regarding Amazon Webstore platform design and development process.
Do I need a merchant payment gateway account to sell on Webstore or Amazon?
Amazon handles all payments on their own secure server meaning that you can simplify your online business by eliminating the need for a costly and cumbersome merchant payment processing account. With many merchant processing accounts charging in the range of $30.00 per month as a base fee - your Amazon Webstore account nearly pays for itself by eliminating this cost.
How do Webstore orders get shipped?
Shipping is either done directly by merchants, or, if you have FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) setup then Amazon handles shipping directly making your life just a life bit easier. Your Amazon Webstore has weight and price based shipping table models which suits most merchants needs; real-time rate integration with UPS, Fed Ex and other shipping companies is not offered due to FBA really being your best route when you wish to take a "step up" and automate your shipping flow.
Does Fulfillment by Amazon work on Webstore orders?
Yes, inventory assigned to FBA that is ordered through Webstore will be treated similar to an order through Selling on Amazon, offering sellers full FBA support. In order to take advantage of FBA for Amazon Webstore orders you will need to also list your inventory for Selling on Amazon; FBA is not available for inventory that is only listed on Webstore as you would manage FBA through your Selling on Amazon account.
If I open a Webstore can I also sell my products on Amazon?
Correct, you can choose to sell only on your Webstore - or both outlets; most merchants choose to list their inventory on both Webstore and Selling on Amazon due to the benefits of having two sales outlets and the option of using FBA for order fulfillment. A major advantage of the Amazon Webstore platform which sets it apart from any competitor is this ability to list inventory on your own Webstore/domain name and on Amazon.com through Selling on Amazon; you can choose to use the same inventory on both outlets - meaning that you only have to manage one inventory - a huge time saving advantage for many merchants.
Does Amazon Webstore include a blog that I can write on?
No, by default the Webstore does not include a blog platform on their server; however, Luxor can custom develop a blog on the same domain name as your Webstore which we will host on your own private server - hosting can run as low as 2.99 a month. The Amazon Webstore blog design will be custom designed to match the look of your Webstore and brand, along with utilizing the latest SEO plugins and features - giving merchants an excellent outlet to promote their brand and get their products found on search engines. Learn more about Amazon Webstore blog design & development.
Does Amazon Webstore provide a product feed to search engines?
Yes, Amazon Webstore does provide a product feed of your inventory to Google. There is a product feed control panel where you can configure taxes and enter your Google account ID so that the feed is linked to your Google Pay Per Click account for paid shopping listings. Luxor offers PPC management services which can help merchants setup paid campaigns to utilize their Amazon Webstore product feed on Google Shopping.
Is Amazon Webstore optimized for search engines?
All Amazon Webstore development services by Luxor incorporate an SEO friendly design; however, the Amazon Webstore platform itself is also structured in the proper way to be very search engine friendly in how it calculates product page URL's, titles, category structures and so on. That said, SEO doesn't stop at the launch of your Webstore, to be successful online merchants should utilize all available avenues to promote their brand from an Amazon Webstore blog platform to a managed PPC campaign to eCommerce monthly organic SEO by Luxor.
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