Purchased an ERP. Our developer is required to be a professional seller to set it up?


#1

Am I understanding this correctly?

We purchased an ERP that requires integration with Amazon MWS. Our developer needs to have a Professional selling plan in order to register for a Developer ID & Access Keys? Or is that something we the user have to do on our developer’s behalf?


#2

Do you have a pro account???

You need a pro account to access MWS
https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/G201852750

Difference between Pro & individual account:

  • A $0.99 fee per item when item sells
  • No Amazon-set shipping rates for all products
  • No ability to create new product pages in the Amazon catalog
  • No ability to manage inventory using feeds, spreadsheets, and reports
  • No ability to manage orders using order reports and order-related feeds
  • No Amazon Marketplace Web Service to upload feeds, receive reports, and perform other API functions
  • No Amazon-set shipping rates for all products
  • No seller-set shipping rates for non-BMVD products
  • No ability to make listings inactive when you want to stop selling for a period of time (for example, if you can’t fulfill orders for any reason, such as family emergency, inclement weather, going on holiday or vacation, and so on)
  • No eligibility for promotions, gift services, and other special listing features
  • No eligibility for listing placement in the Buy Box
  • No ability to calculate U.S. sales and use taxes on your orders
  • If enrolled in Tax Calculation Services, see Upgrade / Downgrade and Tax Calculation Service before you switch your account to an Individual selling plan.
  • No access user permissions/grant access rights to other users

#3

Yes, we have a pro account. But what we’re not clear on is if registering for a developer ID, etc, is done thru our account or if our developer needs to set up their own pro account to register.


#4

You can contact them directly here:
https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/mws/contactus.html?ref=ag_xx_shel_G201852750


#5

Reached out to AMZ directly but as you may know they’re not always helpful so figured we’d ask here as well.


#6

If the developer is in-house and not a contractor they should leverage your credentials. It would be unreasonable for you to have your own developer to create a store to get credentials when working for you. If they are a 3rd party developer
they must provide you their developer Id so that you can authorize them to retrieve information on your store.