Can anyone tell me whether my current listings will be affected in any way or just future ones?
Any drawbacks/initial complications I need to know about?
My main reason for migrating is to set my own postage rates - given that I have never used any of Amazon files and just listed individually ( I paid Amazon Jumpstart to set me up initially) - does this mean I can go into each listing after migrate and just set my own postage rates , or even offer free, for each current listing?
I appreciate any advice from those of you who have already pressed the magic Migrate button to swap from the old selling platform to this option.
Many thanks in advance
I've seen sellers alter their postage prices downwards, not alter their item price immediately and then wonder why they are selling items at a loss...
You will need to use upload files to set your own postage (I did) though I believe some accounts can set a postage template. (I can't). No idea if Jumpstart affects this.
You seem to get 3 months free Pro Subscription
Our account recently went into Premium status, keep your metrics superbly clean and you'll get offered it, really has helped us out in terms of advertising shipping options. Plus, we have a £50 free delivery promotion on our main website, because of this new template we're now able to have that on Amazon too!
Your shipping settings will default to £3.99 per shipment and a weight based calculation of 49p per kilo so you may want to pay attention to this pretty quickly after migrate. This is the only drawback I am finding with this as most of items don't have their weight already set in Amazon. (lack of free time to sort this). You can chose another shipping option if you wish. I am having to add weights to all my inventory one by one and then I will tackle the shipping override file which will let me put some of my smaller listings into free delivery or set other options on selected items.
I was waiting a long time for this opportunity so not sure what the waiting time is now - but I used Live Chat to ask the question - can I migrate yet on my old account - they will tell you No but should transfer your request to be "enabled" to the Tech team who will - eventually - do this.
I think its a great opportunity to be on a level playing field with other professional accounts but there are some initial setting alterations to be aware of. You would also be able to sell outside UK if you wish.