Amazon’s limit on Personally Identifiable Information(PII) – How it affects ExportFeed users

Amazon PII

The world’s largest online marketplace and cloud computing platform recently broke the news on the importance they put on the data privacy of their users.

You might even have been notified about the changes Amazon made to their Marketplace Web Service (MWS) API Data protection policies which will now put a lot more restrictions on your Amazon data.

Service providers like ExportFeed still do not have the specifics on the range of changes that are bound to happen in the coming months.

However, we’re already taking all possible implications on the new security update into consideration to make sure our customers are still able to seamlessly create and manage their listings on Amazon with ease.

Before diving into the limitations on PII, let’s briefly take a look into what PII is.

What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?

PII, in simple terms, refers to any information that could potentially be used alone or with other relevant data to identify a particular person.

This includes your full name, date of birth, bank account number, email address, Social Security Number (SSN) and even medical records.

People are getting more and more concerned with the amount of information they share with any product/service, which is why Amazon had to make recent changes to their data protection policies.
What falls under Amazon’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?
The new security requirements set by Amazon limits access to the buyers’ personally identifiable information (PII) which include

  • Buyer name
  • Recipient name
  • Shipping address

These fields might only be accessible in case of tax and merchant fulfilled shipping.

How does Amazon’s PII limit affect ExportFeed users?

Here’s the good news: the new data protection policies will only affect Europe-based businesses.

If you’re using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), you have nothing to worry about either.

If your online store has a .eu domain, you will need to make some changes moving forward.

From this point onward, third-party services like ExportFeed will no longer have access to this information which creates complications on how we process orders.

ExportFeed features that might be compromised

Order sync

Since we will no longer be able to extract even the basic contact details like the buyer’s full name, email address and shipping address, you will only be notified when someone buys your products without knowing anything about them.

You will still be notified when a new order is placed on your store and get their respective product/order IDs.

However, if you do not have access to their contact details, you will have no idea where to ship the purchases.

Inventory sync

ExportFeed’s inventory sync will not be affected by the new PII limit to a certain extent.

In simple terms, your inventory will still be synced but if you try to view the buyer’s name, it will be inaccessible.

What can European stores do now?

Bluntly put, there really is no way around these new data protection policies.
If you run a small-sized to medium-sized store, you might be able to manually sort through and verify orders.

However, if you get even tens or hundreds of orders each day, manually verifying all orders might be impossible considering the cost of your employees.

Please feel free to contact our support if you want to have a one-on-one session with our expert team.

Looking to increase sales of eCommerce based on Shopify? Sell on Amazon using these tricks

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One of the starter tips to increase the sales of your Shopify site is to connect it with the major sales channels. Now, if you had to choose one of the sales channel, which would it be?

Unless you are already comfortable with running PPC ads, the most obvious choice to increase product sales from Shopify-Sell on Amazon! Right?

Taking a look at the Amazon marketplace, it gives a lot of reasons to join.

  • Brand value and a volume of customers
  • Cost effective selling plans fit for everyone
  • Advanced customer targeting & reporting
  • Continuous optimization practices
  • Easy to get started and, a tonne of other reasons.

WooCommerce Amazon India Integration for Prosperity through eCommerce business

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Amazon launched in Indian marketplace in 2012. Since then, many Indian businesses have been able to create a steady new source of revenue through this sales channel. The reputation of Amazon to provide quality service to the online shoppers has continued in the Indian marketplace also. And with the businesses who are able to match up with the values of Amazon, they have also been able to grow with Amazon.

WooCommerce to Amazon – A practical way to sell on Amazon for WooCommerce shop owners

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Starting your shop based on WooCommerce is easy. It is time and cost effective. And it is also an almost hassle-free process. However, bringing the customers to your site and creating a compelling environment to make them purchase from you is not that simple. So, while you’re working on SEO, SMM, CRO, and others, why not send products from WooCommerce to Amazon? It’s always better to make the products available where the customers are.

Must Know Info about GTIN – UPC, EAN, ISBN, ASIN for Amazon Product Listings

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    • Unable to list products on Amazon, eBay & other marketplaces?
    • Wrong products delivered to the customers?
    • Problem tracking product sales through POS?

One solution to these – Universal Product Codes (UPC) or GTIN for your products!

UPC or GTIN code helps to exactly identify the product and specification so it solves a lot of problems when dealing with bulk products. But not just that, they are also used by marketplaces like Amazon to improve the product search results.

There’s more to the GTIN than just this…

Home Category Template Added for Amazon Australia

Home Category Template for Amazon Australia Updated!

Selling on Amazon is a genuine way to reach your customers worldwide. When you have a lot of products to sell, it is not a convenient way to list them one by one. So, you make the best use of your professional seller plan and submit your bulk product feed to Amazon marketplaces.

However, you need to send your products using the Amazon specified category template. We here at ExportFeed have been providing to meet your need to list products on Amazon from Shopify, WooCommerce and we’ve updated that now.

Shopify to Amazon – A hassle-free way to list, optimize, and sell Shopify Products on Amazon

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Listing your products on Amazon seems to be the most appropriate way to increase your sales. Even if you check through the Google Trends, selling on Amazon leading the retail industry by far than other popular marketplaces. Selling on Amazon is a way that anyone can generate side income or work full time to get a huge amount of profit after just a little workout.

Selling on Amazon is clearly a hassle-free process once you get started but you also need your eCommerce portal in order to get the process right. Before anything, let’s first check why and how should you send products from Shopify to Amazon.

Shopify and Amazon – Differences, Similarities and A Combined way to Grow Your Business

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Shopify is the latest buzzword in eCommerce arena and it seems like this eCommerce platform is here to stay.

Needless to say, but Amazon, on the other hand, is a pure sales oriented eCommerce store, a merchant, a marketplace and everything else for the retail industry.

Any business owner that wants to get online and get selling can benefit from both of these platforms. However, the benefits offered between these two platforms will cover up for the main differences. So let’s start with them:

WooCommerce Amazon Integration: Product information to include in your WooCommerce shop

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WooCommerce Amazon Integration is undoubtedly the best way to increase the sales of your WooCommerce shop. However, for starters, the scope of this topic is rather unclear.

  • Does it simply mean listing products on Amazon?
  • Does it mean sending products on Amazon on a regular basis?
  • What type of WooCommerce data needs to be sent to Amazon?
  • Is it only sending your product data or other information also from your WooCommerce?
  • Does Amazon send back any information to your WooCommerce shop or not?

These are only a few of the basic questions.

BigCommerce Amazon Integration – A new way to achieve the good old sales results

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BigCommerce is a eCommerce platform that serves your needs for every type of online shop. It provided you with an easy option to add products and product-related information to your eCommerce site. However, it doesn’t come inbuilt with the tools that you need to give the deserved exposure for your products.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your BigCommerce platform could help you with your marketing needs? But it does. If you haven’t visited the BigCommerce App Store recently, you may be unaware of the recent addition to a plethora of tools that you can use for marketing your BigCommerce based products.

When it comes to marketing your eCommerce products, one sure-fire way to boost your sales is making those products available through Amazon marketplaces as well.

But there’s a dilemma even when you start listing your BigCommerce products on Amazon. Should you list all your products or just some of them?

If you are subscribed to a professional seller plan on Amazon, is there any good reason that you shouldn’t send all of them? After all, it would give your products more exposure. But that would take a lot of time to fill in those Amazon inventory templates. So what is the solution? A feature-packed feed management software which is created with the focus to increase your sales.

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