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Amazon Account Management Consultants & Services

Selling on Amazon is difficult, even for the largest, more experienced sellers on Amazon.  To stay on top of best practices and make sure that those longer-term “back burner” projects get properly addressed, it is sometimes necessary to bring in an account management consultant. These consultants can provide short-term or medium-term support. Given that an account management consultant is working typically with multiple sellers, this person will have seen a lot of behaviors – good and bad – that can be used as benchmarks to give you a richer perspective of where you can improve. The consultant is also likely to provide a valuable perspective, removed from your heavily invested day-to-day view of everything you are doing to run your business today.

Key Issues to Consider

With no certification needed to become an Amazon consultant, anyone could declare him or herself as such, resulting in a wide range of skills and capabilities. It is critical for sellers to do due diligence and authenticate the quality and expertise of a consultant. Every seller should start with the assumption that there are no silver bullets to being a successful seller on Amazon. It takes operational discipline and relevant data to do this well, so look for consultants who can help with operations and data.

NameChannel ServedPhoneContact
All Industry ConsultingMultichannel(972) 885-9262Email
Amazon Consulting ExpertsAmazon(732) 695-6355n/a
Buybox ExpertsMultichannel(801) 900-4723Email
CPC StrategyMultichannel(619) 677-2453Email
Deniz OlmezMultichannel(646) 431-0151Email
Digital Brand WorksMultichannel(855) 464-4019Email
ElemerceMultichanneln/aEmail
Evolved CommerceAmazon(385) 233-7775Email
FitForCommerceMultichannel(973) 379-7399Email
Lance Petit ConsultingMultichanneln/aContact Form
Lisa Suttora Ecommerce Marketing StrategiesAmazon(206) 579-1263Email
Marketplace IgnitionMultichannel(866) 241-0090Email
Simple Sales SolutionsAmazon(407) 697-1705Email
Velocity MarketingAmazon(888) 293-2689Email
Vostok PartnersAmazon(206) 661-3496Contact Form
Whitebox.coMultichannel(410) 929-7608Email
ZanomaMultichanneln/aContact Form

Cross-Border Currency Management

If you are selling product on an international Amazon marketplace, you are paying Amazon upward of 3.5%-4.0% transaction fee to handle currency exchange and wiring of your funds back to the U.S. That sort of hidden fee is size-able on otherwise low-margin products. Fortunately, these solution providers streamline the process for you. With them, you can cut that cost in half and recapture margin you didn’t realize you were losing.

Key Issues to Consider

These solution providers can streamline the process because they set up foreign bank accounts for you. Those bank accounts require a bunch of paperwork. Prepare to invest several hours reviewing legal paperwork to get set up in each foreign country. Once you are setup, you are good to go.

NameChannel ServedPhoneContact
Currencies DirectMultichannel(407) 900-2174n/a
PayoneerMultichannel(800) 251-2521 x2Contact Form
WorldfirstMultichannel(844) 571-2682Email

Automate Messaging

Unless you plan on signing into your Seller Central account every 24 hours of every day of the year, you leave yourself exposed to the possibility that a new inquiry from a customer goes unanswered within the required 24 hour period. These solution providers help to meet Amazon’s requirement of a 24-hour timeframe for responding to Amazon customers, while letting you enjoy your weekend or brief holiday.

Key Issues to Consider

Many of these automated messaging services send customers a generic response. You should still plan to provide the customer a more expansive response within a couple of business days, as customers want their questions properly answered before buying your product or filing negative feedback.

NameChannel ServedPhoneContact
Desk.comMultichannel(877) 226-9212Email
FreshdeskMultichannel(866) 832-3090Email
HelpscoutMultichanneln/aContact Form
ZendeskMultichannel(888) 670-4887Email

Customer Email Support

What happens when you are starting getting dozens of customer emails a day, asking the same types of questions over and over? Each email must be answered quickly and accurately so as to keep the customer happy. If you’re looking to streamline the process of answering these emails, good customer email support software will help to semi-automate your responses. The same way that Amazon’s Seller Support has created standard responses for certain commonly asked questions, these software programs can help you streamline answers to your most common customer inquiries.

Key Issues to Consider

Most multi-channel sellers find that the level of customer emails they get from Amazon customers is far lower than other marketplaces. Often the questions will be related to some sort of shipping-related issue. If a seller is predominantly using FBA for its Amazon catalog, it’s likely such software won’t be needed for the Amazon portion of the seller’s overall business.

NameChannel ServedPhoneContact
BalanceMaxxAmazon(262) 536-0057Email
BrightpearlMultichannel(888) 320-5069Contact Form
BrowntapeMultichannel(+91) 95954 62102Email
EcomdashMultichannel(704) 687–8067Email
EtailsolutionsMultichannel(855) 840-8400Email
FillzMultichannel(855) 655-6441Email
GetcartaMultichannel(800) 377-9202Email
LinnworksMultichannel(+4420) 3651-7045Email
Monsoon CommerceMultichannel(800) 520-2294Contact Form
OrderhiveMultichannel(888) 878-5538Email
OrdoroMultichannel(512) 271-9453Email
RetailopsMultichannel(855) 294-8383Email
SalesdashFBA onlyn/aContact Form
SalesWarpMultichannel(410) 276-4600Email
SelleractiveMultichannel(800) 545-7385Email
SellercloudMultichannel(888) 315-6652Email
SellerexpressMultichannel(028) 7136-3727Contact Form
SkubanaMultichannel(917) 769-3260Email
Solid CommerceMultichannel(800) 750-7617Email
StitchlabsMultichanneln/aEmail
VoloMultichannel44(0) 207 268 3045Contact Form

Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Violation Monitoring

This software is usually relevant only for brand owners, rather than resellers, as it is the brand owner that wants to identify MAP-violating resellers. If you are a private label manufacturer or brand owner supplying Amazon resellers with product that is supposed to be sold at MAP levels, these software packages can provide you with accurate, real-time data on which sellers are violating MAP. This allows you to have a data-driven discussion with specific resellers about these issues.

Key Issues to Consider

Amazon doesn’t monitor MAP levels on products for brand owners. It’s up to the brand owner to do this him or herself, and work with his or her own distribution channels to address these issues.

NameChannel ServedPhoneContact
Channel IQMultichannel(312) 585-3900Contact Form
CompeteraMultichannel(888) 387-2818Email
ItelligenceMultichannel(949) 625-6132Email
Marketplace RepricingAmazon(408) 874-6835Email
NewmoMultichannel(415) 524-8300Contact Form
Oris IntelMultichannel(614) 401-6310Contact Form
Price GridMultichanneln/aEmail
Price ManagerMultichannel(800) 574-0130Email
Price SpectreMultichanneln/aContact Form
ProfiteroMultichannel(844) 342-7464Email
TeikametricsAmazon(855) 846-2677Email
Upstream CommerceMultichannel(800) 815-1842Email
Wisemapper By WiserMultichannel(855) 469-4737Email

Virtual Assistants

If you are spending far too much time on trainable, repetitive or administrative tasks that someone else could handle, consider getting yourself a virtual assistant for additional support. Maybe it’s setting up phone calls with your suppliers, answering emails, basic book-keeping or reporting generation work that you need to regularly do, but find you don’t have enough time to stay on top of such tasks. With the development of a whole industry of skilled, English-speaking assistants, you can free yourself up to work on the highest-value activities.

Key Issues to Consider

No one ever does work as well as you do! Well actually, that may not always be true, but it does take time to get comfortable delegating responsibilities to someone else, especially someone based remotely. With technologies like Skype, instant messaging and phone available, it takes only a little discipline to remain in regular communication with your assistant. You will likely find that your virtual assistant is better organized on the tasks you assign to him/her, as they have fewer tasks.

If you go down the path of using a virtual assistant, keep in mind that you need to keep these people motivated and feeling valued. Read a book like “Virtual Freedom” by Chris Ducker to get yourself up to speed on what it realistically takes to get set up in an effective virtual assistant relationship.

NameChannel ServedPhoneContact
247virtualassistants.comMultichannel(267) 632-6605Contact Form
Hire My MomMultichannel(281) 757-2207Contact Form
longerdays.comMultichannel(800) 507-1622Contact Form
mytasker.comMultichannel(212) 913-9208Email
Time EtcMultichannel(800) 297-8540Contact Form
uassist.meMultichannel(305) 507-8406 Email
Virtual Staff FinderMultichannelContact Form
virtualemployee.comMultichannel(877) 697-8006Contact Form
ZirtualMultichannel(800) 997-9714Email

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Table of Contents

IntroThe Amazon Seller Services & Solutions Directory
Chapter 1 Amazon Product Research: Tools, Software, & Sourcing
Chapter 2 Amazon Product Listing Optimization
Chapter 3 Amazon Inventory, Orders & Warehousing Directory
Chapter 4 Returns, Accounting & More Post-Sales Services
Chapter 5 Amazon Customer Management Solutions
Chapter 6 The Best Marketing Services for Amazon Sellers