How to move from Vendor Express to Seller Central

Amazon is shutting down Vendor Express. It is time to move your Amazon business from Vendor Express to Seller Central.

vendor to sellerAmazon Vendor Express experiment only lasted for 3 years. Amazon says it will stop issuing order as May 21st and it will end the program entirely on January 2nd 2019. Vendor Express was one of its wholesale programs that made it for merchants to sell to Amazon in bulk. It was also the gateway to Vendor Central.

When you move your Amazon business from Vendor Express to Seller Central, you can continue leveraging Amazon’s fulfillment capabilities, customer service, logistics, customer service by using FBA option. Don’t worry about the inventory issues. FBA is flexible program and it doesn’t have a minimum unit limitation per SKU, even a single unit can be sent to FBA.

You can take advantages of Amazon UPC account’s rates and ship your product to Amazon FBA warehouses and your products will be still prime.

You can continue using your sponsored product ads, Headline Ads to advertise and promote your products, you can have many other additionally advantages like ;

  • EBC (Enhanced Content Pages) after Amazon brand registry
  • Cross Promotions

How can you transfer your existing products from Vendor Express to Seller Central?

You don’t need to start from scratch, You can sell the same products from seller central account as well under same listings after you create your seller central inventory. You won’t lose any product reviews, or ranking . Do not create new listings unless if you have any other page issue or reseller issue.

Please feel free to call or email if you have any question:

(646) 431-0151 / sellercentral@consultant.com

Amazon’s Response for “Amazon is Shutting Down Vendor Express” Question:

Greetings from Amazon,

Thank you for contacting us.

I understand you are contacting us about Vendor Express deprecation.

I would like to inform you that, Yes, Amazon Vendor Express is going away.

This is because we constantly evaluate our programs to ensure we are always improving the selling experience on Amazon; Businesses who have been using Vendor Express will be transitioned to alternative ways to sell on Amazon.

Beginning May 21, 2018, Amazon will stop issuing purchase orders through Vendor Express and you will no longer be able to add, edit, or market your products on Vendor Express. However, you can submit your invoices to us until June 30, 2018. You will still be able to view payments and invoices until January 1, 2019, when Vendor Express becomes permanently unavailable. We will contact you with more details shortly.

I hope the above information helps.