Checking in the seller forums apparently is an issue all sellers have with Visa debit cards (sometimes they're valid sometimes they're not), but not MC debit cards so go figure. Then the Amazon seller rep contacted me to ask the same questions which I answered the same way. LOL
I was about to give up when I logged in and noticed my card went through. Then when I went to write them they had written that they were working on it. I let the rep (which I noticed was new) know the card was fixed that the issue had been resolved and they answered with "we are seeing the card issue is not a problem as the card has been accepted, but you are missing bank information"
Im like OMG these people do not read. Of course it didn't have bank information. I couldn't get the card to work!!!! LOLOLOL
Aw, I hope they sort everything out for you. Amazon is a world unto itself with their very own laws of time, math and physics. LOL
I hadn't heard of Amazon Handmade. That sounds interesting. What kind of items do you make?
I make different accessories like jewelry and bags. I'm going to start off with jewelry first though to get at least two collections in before adding any bags.
Slightly on-topic but off-topic - do you know when Amazon Handmade is meant to start?! I love Etsy and I'm guessing it's going to be something like that!
Pretty exciting, but I do feel for Etsy since it seems like they are taking the idea right from their business model!
NOt yet and I hope not soon! Because of this hassle I was going through I wasn't able to get any further in the set-up process so I'm pretty behind since they first opened up.
The thing is though, it's not really unique or proprietary since Etsy is kind of like the "Buy It Now" section of ebay or Amazon itself. They had started doing handmade only but then they started allowing other items as well.
This is an interesting move - I had no idea that Amazon were going into direct competition with Etsy. The thing is , Amazon is already a brand which people know and trust so they are likely to get the lions share of new customers to the handmade market.
I think you're right. I love Etsy, don't get me wrong, but with Amazon I feel like there's more recourse if there's a problem with an item for instance. Their customer service is excellent and they've been brilliant any time I've had an issue. Also, I'm wondering if Amazon handmade will somehow be able to come under the banner of my Amazon prime account. Free shipping on handmade stuff would be a dream!
I don't know how it's going to turn out because Amazon's fees are the same as tehir professional seller fees which are way more than Etsy's but because t is a huge client database I want to try it out. (Plus, they waived seller fees for the year
) While fighting with the card I did notice they had an Amazon Fulfillment area but I was so frustrated I didn't even read the requirements or how it would work. I believe being part of the Amazon Fulfillment will mean it will fall under Prime. But again, I haven't checked.