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Holiday Settings now available

by News_Amazon

We have introduced a new widget named Holiday Settings in the General Shipping Settings page. The widget gives you an overview of upcoming holidays and allows you to customize the holidays to better match with your operational schedule and fulfillment capability. You will now have the opportunity to override a holiday and present faster customer promises for your self-fulfilled offers.

There is a set of public holidays predefined in Seller Central. When estimating shipping date and delivery date, holidays are not counted as operating days. Therefore, estimated shipping date and delivery date that fall on holidays would be pushed to the next operating day. If, however, you have the operational capability and want to keep handling and fulfilling customer orders on a predefined holiday, you can now customize the holidays by overriding them to operating days. Find more details in the Help page. You can click here to customize your holidays.

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Seller_9oQVYyn6LnWNh
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How about adding a custom days off . for private holidays that are not public. that way sellers can adjust there handlng time and disable expidited shipping instead of going on vacation if they will need 1-2 days off.

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USPS will be closed for Columbus and Veterans Day. FedEx and UPS will operate.

If a seller says they’re operating, any order with these days as Ship By will have to go FedEx and UPS. I suppose that doesn’t matter for sellers with items heavier than a pound (First Class Mail) or ship to Canada.

If a seller says they’re closed, any order’s original Ship Date for the holiday gets pushed back one day. All carriers can be used then. Second, it’s a free transit day if the seller is actually open. Amazon Buy Shipping sees a longer allowed transit time, letting the seller use downgraded shipping for less.

There may be hyper-competitive market niches where a day’s advantage matters. For the rest, what is the benefit of changing from ship-as-closed?

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At first I was happy about this announcement as I was under the impression that you can add your own holiday. However, you cannot. Adding your own holiday would be a great option.

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If Amazon made holidays, every day would be Amazon collectable toy removal and pesticide listing supression day.

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my account is freeze on vacation when we try to active the listing is stuck on inactive and this process is since 20 days we will try to call and talk to specialists but no one tells the accurate solution of our account and we loss sell

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The goal is to under-promise and over-perform. At least if you want to be “delighting” buyers.

I think this ‘improvement’ will likely reverse the formula.

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Seller_aUbEyzlSSnsDJ
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Every day is a holiday. We are 24 seven we do not take days off. Never ever use vacation mode. You learn how to deal with work and play 10 acers a pond, and pallets of stuff. We live to delight the customer. LOL. When do we sellers get some real help from amazon Bla Bla Bla. That is all. Wait how about a no fee holiday. Yeah

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The better alternative would be to have custom holidays and days off. It is a must-have for international sellers. I personally celebrate Christmas on January 7th, not in December. The same with Easter and Independence Day.

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