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Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« on: September 18, 2023, 03:58:41 PM »
Over the years I've asked countless Jewish Amazon sellers for their seller or company name and each and every one of them has refused to share it. Whether I was asking in order to give them my business or just out of curiosity, they have all hemmed and hawed and gone in infinite circles to avoid sharing this one great secret. They'd rather tell me "just buy the cheapest option" than send me a link to their product.

Maybe there's a good reason, maybe it's a collective mishigas... Any Amazon sellers care to weigh in?
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2023, 04:10:49 PM »
Over the years I've asked countless Jewish Amazon sellers for their seller or company name and each and every one of them has refused to share it. Whether I was asking in order to give them my business or just out of curiosity, they have all hemmed and hawed and gone in infinite circles to avoid sharing this one great secret. They'd rather tell me "just buy the cheapest option" than send me a link to their product.

Maybe there's a good reason, maybe it's a collective mishigas... Any Amazon sellers care to weigh in?
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2023, 04:15:52 PM »
I assume it's the same reason kosher programs and tours don't publish their prices. ;D
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2023, 04:20:31 PM »
I think it also has to do with the fact that one of the main ingredients to success on Amazon, is the item you sell, so if you know his name itís pretty easy to follow sellers and piggy back
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2023, 04:22:18 PM »
Probably because if you see the products they sell you can then replicate. There are a lot of sellers that buy random stuff for relatively cheap products from websites that charge for shipping and take time to arrive, and then sell on Amazon for a little higherÖ. Many of these are very easy to replicate.

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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2023, 04:22:51 PM »
They are afraid of competition.

Nobody will tell you the product they're selling. If they do, they can close shop tom.

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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2023, 04:41:06 PM »
Me? I don't sell on Amazon! I do car service  ;)
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2023, 05:00:14 PM »
If you know who and have an agenda, you can destroy their business pretty quickly with reviews and complaints. They don't want to expose themself...

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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2023, 06:37:19 PM »
Maybe there's a good reason, maybe it's a collective mishigas... Any Amazon sellers care to weigh in?
Both private label and branded sellers refrain from sharing their account name for one reason. A lot of time the success is being first (in private label) or having an item/line that they established. From my years selling on amazon i didn't see any upside in sharing your seller name. It can only bring competition. Especially if someone has a name on the street that he's "making its" on amazon. It might not be the one he gave the name to, but word gets around and people start coming onto the listings or sourcing the item.

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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2023, 07:31:29 PM »
I never cared to share my seller name, I have it on my LinkedIn as well. But much of the reasons posted above are correct. But I feel that nothing is secret on Amazon anyways and hasnít been for years. If your business canít survive someone knowing about it, well guess what, there are thousands of Chinese sellers looking at your listings as well.
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2023, 09:06:12 PM »
I never cared to share my seller name, I have it on my LinkedIn as well. But much of the reasons posted above are correct. But I feel that nothing is secret on Amazon anyways and hasnít been for years. If your business canít survive someone knowing about it, well guess what, there are thousands of Chinese sellers looking at your listings as well.
exactly, if its easy to copy, anyone can see top sellers on amazon

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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2023, 09:47:04 PM »
Isn't it that people are wary of others seeing their ranking, feedback count etc. thus calculating how many or how few sales they have?

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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2023, 10:40:20 PM »
Very interesting responses, makes a bit more sense now.
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2023, 11:20:06 PM »
Isn't it that people are wary of others seeing their ranking, feedback count etc. thus calculating how many or how few sales they have?

Anyone can look at a seller account and see how much theyíre selling. Itís very accurate. Thereís no secrets and hasnít been for years.
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2023, 11:25:13 PM »
Anyone can look at a seller account and see how much theyíre selling. Itís very accurate. Thereís no secrets and hasnít been for years.

Ok, so that's why they won't reveal their seller account?

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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2023, 04:26:37 PM »
If you know who and have an agenda, you can destroy their business pretty quickly with reviews and complaints. They don't want to expose themself...
I think its this more than the competition part
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2023, 04:27:26 PM »
Anyone can look at a seller account and see how much theyíre selling. Itís very accurate. Thereís no secrets and hasnít been for years.
Only a few years since they display publicly the sellers info
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2023, 04:58:24 PM »
Me? I don't sell on Amazon! I do car service  ;)

So that's the reason you call yourself Alexsei i guess as in the bal hagule
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2023, 05:01:45 PM »
So that's the reason you call yourself Alexsei i guess as in the bal hagule
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Re: Why Is Your Amazon Seller Name A State Secret?
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2023, 06:05:20 PM »
Only a few years since they display publicly the sellers info

However the sales rank has always been there, and you can know exactly how much a listing sells.

If you know who and have an agenda, you can destroy their business pretty quickly with reviews and complaints. They don't want to expose themself...

Are you concerned that your neighbor will be a lot more dangerous than the millions of Chinese sellers that see your listings? The Chinese have threatened and vandalized our account and listings with everything under the sun. It's gotten a lot miles better the last few years. If the only thing protecting your business model is obscurity, just realize anyone with the motivation can find out exactly what you do.
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