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Mon Nov 23 2020 11:28:42

Amazon Sellers Wary of Addition of New Product Types

By: Ina Steiner

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Amazon made what seemed like an innocuous announcement about the addition of over 100 new product types and attributes now available to sellers to improve product detail pages. 

"We now have more than 100 new product types and attributes available to improve your product detail pages. To view what product types and attributes were launched, please refer to Product type and attributes.

"When creating a new listing, you can view these new product types when classifying your product in the Add a product tool in Seller Central. You can also see the product types when you select the appropriate template to download on Add a product via upload.

"These changes will not affect your existing selection but you can provide these additional attributes by editing your products via Manage Inventory or by updating your listings in bulk."

However, a seller advised others to be vigilant about the impact of the changes, pointing to a FAQ that explained, "Amazon will automatically re-classify existing ASINs to the newly created PTs. There is no action needed from your end to manually re-classify ASINs in your catalog to the new PTs."

"So sellers, be aware and pay attention!" the seller wrote.

Another seller reminded colleagues, "PT is not the same as the Category, so don't get confused."

Another seller noted a previous rollout had resulted in products being reclassified into new Product Types in error, resulting in excess fees.

You can find the announcement and seller discussion on Amazon Seller Central.

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Tue Nov 24 02:22:37 2020

"100 new product types and attributes".  So, in other words more generic junks from overseas.  No, thank you, Amazoo!  You keep 'em!

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Thu Nov 26 19:43:03 2020

Busy work. Just like eBay with their never ending item specifics.

The great thing about having your own web site is that you don't have someone that you don't work for constantlly giving you busy work.



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