AuctionBytes Blog
Covering auctions, collectibles and marketplace selling.

AuctionBytes Blog The AuctionBytes Blog has been giving a voice to online merchants since its launch in 2005. Named one of the world's top 30 blogs in 2008 by "Blogging Heroes." Weigh in with your thoughts on the joys and pitfalls of selling online.
Fri July 5 2019 08:40:24

Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary

By: Ina Steiner

Sponsored Link

Amazon sellers are reporting they are unable to access Seller Central this morning (July 5). The technical issues do not appear to be impacting the marketplace (in other words, buyers can still shop).

A reader sent us a screen of an error message when they tried to access Seller Central: "Internal Error. The website is having a technical problem, please try again."

There's a spike in reports on Down Detector, which notes, "Amazon is having issues since 6:40 AM EDT." Sellers report being unable to access Seller Central. 

One seller wrote on Down Detector, "Down in Central Maine 7:50am. Buying side is up, but my sellers side is down which means I can not pack up and ship my orders. Not good Amazon ! Better not ding me for late shipping when its YOUR screw up this time."

The timing is troubling given that Prime Day is 10 days away. It's also a bit of an embarrassment, given it's the company's 25-year anniversary. If you're having an issue, let us know.

Comments (6) | Leave Comment | Permalink
Readers Comments

Perminate Link for Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary   Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary

This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Fri Jul 5 09:02:40 2019

It's NOT eBay so it's OK

Amazon never goes down! ROTFLMAO

Perminate Link for Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary   Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary

This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Fri Jul 5 11:50:45 2019

@toolguy - How many glitches, hacks, implosions, etc., has eBay experienced in the last couple of years? And how many has Amazon experienced? I think you'll find eBay is a clear winner in that regard.

Perminate Link for Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary   Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary

This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS

Fri Jul 5 14:39:34 2019

Amazon is an awful marketplace but it looks like that's where people with money to spend are shopping these days.  I hate to even browse there with how much higher prices I could be getting for inventory that rots on poorBay.

Perminate Link for Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary   Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary

by: Moonwishes This user has validated their user name.
Web Site

Mon Jul 8 07:54:22 2019

I had glitches pretty much all day long when I tried to list my newest acquisitions. It was a pain.

Perminate Link for Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary   Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary

This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Mon Jul 8 09:35:20 2019

If the title had been: eBay Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary

There would be 60 posts on the thread.

This Amazon thread has 5

Just shows that most people here could care less about Amazon, because most of us sell on eBay!

Perminate Link for Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary   Amazon Seller Central Goes Dark on 25th Anniversary

This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Mon Jul 8 15:22:03 2019

"...because most of us sell on eBay!"

Says the guy who has stated that once Mangled Payments goes into effect he'll quit eBay.



Login is required to post comments.
To sign in to leave a comment using your AB Verify User Name, fill in the form below. If you have not yet signed up for AB Verify, or if you'd like more information, go to the Registration Page
.

Login for AB Verify
Be sure and use your email address and password to log in.

 
Email:
Password:
 
 Forgot Your Password?
 Even though you are signed in with the AuctionBytes Blog, you will have to sign in to the EcommerceBytes blog. But you can sign in with your existing AB Verify info.