Amazon Manufacturer Representatives

The Buy Box team applies decades of e-commerce experience to successfully manage our clients’ marketplace accounts. Our account managers specialize in combining an understanding of your business fundamentals and an in-depth expertise in the Amazon Marketplace. They work with our marketplace technicians using a system of processes, proprietary software, and extensive channel experience to ensure your Amazon presence captures the opportunity on the marketplace not only producing greater revenue and profits but also reducing or eliminating your business’ workload. We pride ourselves on being one of the few agencies with an SMB (small to medium sized business) division and an Enterprise division. We don’t commingle clients among divisions as each has unique needs and requirements for proper account management. By having unique systems, software, and people devoted to each segment, we provide the value each client expects and deserves.

Why “Buy Box” Experts?

We are a niche marketing agency, specializing in marketplace management for brands, manufacturers, and resellers. This means we devote ourselves to helping you sell the most product on channels like Amazon, Ebay, Newegg, Jet, Sears, Alibaba, TradeMe, Mercado Libre, etc. Amazon is the 800lb gorilla in the room for marketplace distribution. Amazon typically accounts for 70% of an online retailer’s marketplace sales. Although we encourage sellers to diversify their marketplace strategy by expanding onto additional channels, we claim the most expertise and ability to benefit your business on the Amazon marketplace. And on Amazon, the lifeblood of your seller business depends on the “buy box.”

Let’s take an example, and say you’re selling this Lego set:

Amazon optimization

When someone searches for “lego treehouse” and then clicks through to this Product Detail page (and all other product detail pages), Amazon chooses one seller and puts that seller’s details in the Buy Box. What does that mean? Well, to have the buy box means that this seller’s information will appear within the product details listing next to “Sold by.”

Amazon seller consultants

It also means, most importantly, that when a customer clicks on the “Add to cart” button, the sale goes to that seller. This seller is called the “winner” of the Buy Box and will make far more sales than any other seller for that product, usually greater than 90% for new, non-media items. The seller in the buybox is not usually permanently there, and the buybox-winning seller can change every 15-60 minutes, sometimes resulting in a new winner, sometimes resulting in the same winner as before. These rotations are hidden from a customer already viewing the page, as Amazon uses cookies to ensure each customer sees only one Buy Box winner per hour. However, if the Buy Box winner’s metrics changes for whatever reason, such as the price of the product or the amount of available stock, or the overall Performance of the seller according to Seller Performance criteria, then Amazon may display rotation to another seller before the one-hour time period is up. Think of it like a Ferris wheel:

Amazon product listing

In this analogy, each passenger car represents a seller’s product offer toward that product listing – each car has the potential to carry a person (each offer can make sales). However, only one car at any given time is in the correct position (the Buy Box) to let passengers on easily. Amazon has an operator (algorithm) which selects which car is in this position based on contributing factors like Fulfillment Method, Price, Seller Performance Metrics, etc. If there are ten perfectly equal sellers all competing for the same product Buy Box, they would get roughly 10% each. This means that each seller will have their offer shown in the Buy Box for roughly 10% percent of each day. Alternatively, a relatively high performing seller could have 70% of the Buy Box, an average seller could have 25%, and a lower performing seller, 5%. Therefore, instead of saying that a seller wins or loses the Buy Box, a more correct term would be to say that a particular seller has a lesser or greater share of the Buy Box.

Services

We not only help you get the Buy Box, we also help you achieve a higher level of profitability on your products and we manage the process for you, so you can focus on what you do best to grow the rest of your business. We provide different service levels and plans depending on a seller’s needs. Please see our Services page for details.

Read More About Our Leadership Team

See Our Leadership Team
sales graph