Anybody who is an Amazon Webstore seller, we know you’re currently going through migrations to a new platform, but here’s a new bit of an issue for you – you just got a new deadline.
Last March, it was announced by Amazon that they would be shuttering the Webstore e-commerce platform effective July 1, 2016. At this news, those folks who were Webstore sellers for Amazon had resigned to that date as their last day. But now, it looks like that date has been moved up – by 60 days. Last Thursday, sellers were sent an email that order processing on Webstore properties would cease on May 1,2016.
Sellers will be able to manage returns and refunds on Webstore up until July 1, but after that, they will not be able to accept orders. This means that, if any sellers don’t find some other place to sell their products, they will be out of business.
The move up from July to May will probably give sellers more pressure to get their business migrated to another platform. Below is a copy of the email sent to Webstore sellers on Thursday, February 25, 2016: