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: