Amazon's fitment process differs from eBay in that all fitment files are processed asynchronously. eBay offers API integration for fitment, and this means "instant gratification" in terms of seeing the results of your fitment work instantly. Amazon's process is much more of a black box, with visible results coming within 1-2 days of fitment creation.
Occasional code changes at Amazon can cause this process to experience significant delays. Although Amazon usually provides feed back on validation within mere minutes, there are several other things that need to happen at Amazon in order for your fitment to post correctly. Occasionally, due to the complexities of the Amazon fitment system, there needs to be follow-up between the seller and Amazon Support.
Amazon Tier I Seller Support representatives, like those at most large companies, operate off of a script. Amazon Support also deals with sellers of many different vertical product lines, the majority of which do not require the specialized knowledge of the Automotive Aftermarket. The iterative communication necessary to resolve problems with a Tier I representative means that your problem may not be solved in a satisfactory amount of time. In the event of fitment errors that are causing inflated returns, this can be detrimental to your business:
- Inflated returns
- Dissatisfied customers
- Bad reviews
myFitment sellers at the Premium and VIP levels who sell on Amazon enjoy a special benefit: Our Amazon Advocate service. myFitment Support Staff will interact with Amazon at the Support and even the Part Finder Team levels to ensure you receive a timely response to your fitment issue. myFitment staff have been involved in sending ACES XML data to Amazon for over 10 years. Our relationships, and our knowledge of Amazon's fitment operations help us to quickly spot issues affecting your fitment and achieve a more timely resolution than is generally achieved by interacting with Amazon Tier I Seller Support.
myFitment is excited to help our Premium and VIP customers quickly get answers to their Amazon issues. In many cases, our expertise can eliminate the need to open a support case at Amazon in the first place.