How to Prevent an Amazon Add-On Item From Hurting Your Business
As an Amazon Seller, it’s crucial that your products are found easily and highly rated. But, when one of your products becomes marked as an Amazon add-on item, this can cause rankings and profits to plummet. This blog article explores how Amazon items can be marked as add-ons and how AMZAlert can help you keep track of those changes.

How to Prevent an Amazon Add-On Item From Hurting Your Business

As an Amazon Seller, it’s crucial that your products are found easily and highly rated. But, when one of your products becomes marked as an Amazon add-on item, this can cause rankings and profits to plummet. This blog article explores how Amazon items can be marked as add-ons and how AMZAlert can help you keep track of those changes.

What Makes a Product an Amazon Add-On Item?

So, you’ve created an amazing Amazon store with tons of great products. You’ve earned a solid reputation by generating positive feedback and plenty of five-star ratings. But, you’ve noticed that one of your more popular products has suddenly stopped selling so well. What’s going on? Perhaps that product was marked as an Amazon Add-on item and it’s starting to negatively affect your overall profits.

But why is that the case? How could something like that ruin a product’s selling potential? Let’s take a closer look at what it means when an item is considered to be an “Add-on” by Amazon.

Because some items can be costly to process and ship, Amazon has created an Add-on program that is intended to bundle specific, low-cost items in with orders that are more than $25 and shipped to the same address. This means that if you want to buy a product that is marked as an Amazon Add-on item, you must purchase one or more additional items to get your total order to more than $25. And, in turn, if any of your products become Amazon Add-on items, it’s very likely that they will begin to sell poorly because your customers have no intention of buying anything else.

For example, suppose that you sell electronics and one of your cheapest products is an auxiliary cable that sells for about $5. Since auxiliary cables are extremely light, Amazon would lose money to ship that cable individually so they decide to mark it as an add-on. And, because that cable is now only sold on top of orders that are more than $25, customers are more likely to turn away and shop elsewhere to save money.

Although this is an issue that affects mostly Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) sellers, it can still be concerning to Amazon sellers and may even scare off potential sellers. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the program and AMZAlert can show you how to remove Add-on items from Amazon.

How to Remove an Add-on Item from Amazon

If one of your highest-selling products has been given the Amazon Add-On Item Badge and it’s affecting your profits, it’s time to get that removed. Read on to learn how to remove an add on item from Amazon.

Removing the Amazon Seller Add-On Item Badge

If your business sells items that are at least $25 then you’re already in the clear with avoiding the Amazon Add-on item program. You’ll also avoid the program if you sell bulky or heavy items that would cost a decent amount to ship. But, if many of your products are starting to receive the Add-on badge, you may be wondering how to remove add on items on Amazon. There are two ways to effectively do this:

Bundling Your Low-Price Items

If you have a significant amount of low-price items and you’re worried that they’ll become Amazon Add-on items, you can always consolidate and sell a few of these items as a bundle. For instance, if your electronics store carries a variety of video cables, you can create a bundle that offers three separate video cables depending on your customers’ needs. However, a considerable drawback to this approach is how time-consuming the process can be.

Switch to FBM

As we mentioned, most cases where a seller’s product becomes an Amazon Add-on item is because they are an FBA seller, meaning that their items are Fulfilled by Amazon. Stores that are Fulfilled by the Manufacturer (FBM) very rarely have a product that becomes an Amazon Seller Add-on item. That being said, you can switch your store from FBA to FBM, but you doing so will mean losing FBA benefits and could negatively impact your profits more than the Amazon Add-on Item program.

How AMZAlert Can Help

While running an Amazon store can be exciting, we know that it can at times feel overwhelming, especially when you have many items in your inventory. The last thing that you want is for your products to be marked as an Amazon add-on item and be completely unaware. With AMZAlert’s Amazon Add-On Item Monitoring Software, we can monitor your products and listings and let you know whenever any of your products become an Amazon add-on item. That way you can focus on your shop and leave the stress behind you. If you’re ready to get started, try out AMZAlert for free!

Instant Alerts

AMZAlert will let you know when one of your products is marked as an Amazon Add-on item.