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I recently upgraded to a pro merchant account, after having an individual selling account for 3 years. I'm selling a movie for $15 less and about 30% less than my competition. How long will it take or will I get the buy box? The seller that has it now is doing FBA, I'm not. But like I said my price is $15 cheaper than his. Right now I'm selling about 4 movies a day but I'm hoping the buy box would increase that.
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What kind of movie for $45???? Must be a very good one.
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

you will need way more than 4 sales a day to win the buy box.
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

The FBA seller will always win the buy box no matter what your price is. This one of the great things about FBA.
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

It's is not always Micky, I have item that do FBA but lost the Buy Box to another seller (not FBA).

I think they also look for Feature Merchant first and than FBA. Maybe.

FBA still driving me nut Their system is not a real time update I think.
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The FBA seller will always win the buy box no matter what your price is. This one of the great things about FBA.
You do not need to be FBA to win buybox.

OP, it seems like you are not getting the buybox because of your volume. It seems like you would be better off using FBA to get the buybox.
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I win the buy box and never do fba....
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I win the buy box and never do fba....
- Are you a Pro Merchant seller?
- Are you a Feature Merchant seller?
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

How can I increase volume without the buy box? I have the lowest price by $15 and still sell 4 a day. I have no way of telling how many the buy box seller sells. How do you become a featured seller and what does that mean on Amazon?

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You do not need to be FBA to win buybox.

OP, it seems like you are not getting the buybox because of your volume. It seems like you would be better off using FBA to get the buybox.
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It's is not always Micky, I have item that do FBA but lost the Buy Box to another seller (not FBA).

I think they also look for Feature Merchant first and than FBA. Maybe.

FBA still driving me nut Their system is not a real time update I think.
Maybe it varies from category to category. But I always get the buy box even over amazon as long as I am 29 cents cheaper than amazon. I have a product for example priced at $16.99, cheapest non FBA seller $8.75 and I get the buy box. This works for me in Uk,De,Fr,USA and Japan.
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Maybe it varies from category to category. But I always get the buy box even over amazon as long as I am 29 cents cheaper than amazon. I have a product for example priced at $16.99, cheapest non FBA seller $8.75 and I get the buy box. This works for me in Uk,De,Fr,USA and Japan.
Is your account a feature merchant? That could be the key.

My 1st FBA account is no feedback, no feature merchant and lost the buy box to a non FBA feature merchant, in the even that my price is cheaper.

Anyway, I'm still learning this FBA shi!t, it driving me nut
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Is your account a feature merchant? That could be the key.

My 1st FBA account is no feedback, no feature merchant and lost the buy box to a non FBA feature merchant, in the even that my price is cheaper.

Anyway, I'm still learning this FBA shi!t, it driving me nut
Hi Tony, I am a pro merchant and US and UK have over 100k feedback, the others around 50k. But I have opened new accounts and they instantly get the buy box if they are FBA.
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

Micky,

Let take this item as the example

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There are two FBA with great feedback and $0.26 cheaper than Amazon but Amazon still win the buy box. Do you mean it have to be $0.29 or more?

Thank you
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

As I sell in a different category the numbers maybe be different. However how I got to 29c was playing with prices. Start say $1 cheaper and see if you get the buy box, then 75cents etc. Amazon updates pretty quickly so it does not take to long.
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

My competitor raised his price $5 and still has the Buy Box. That makes me $20 cheaper than him. HOW DO I GET THE BUY BOX!!!
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

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My competitor raised his price $5 and still has the Buy Box. That makes me $20 cheaper than him. HOW DO I GET THE BUY BOX!!!
Are you a FBA seller or just marketplace seller
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My competitor raised his price $5 and still has the Buy Box. That makes me $20 cheaper than him. HOW DO I GET THE BUY BOX!!!
You are not considered a featured merchant. Thats how you gain the buybox. You need to increase sales/volume.
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

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How can I increase volume without the buy box? I have the lowest price by $15 and still sell 4 a day. I have no way of telling how many the buy box seller sells. How do you become a featured seller and what does that mean on Amazon?
Might be moving too fast before understanding the platform completely...
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My competitor raised his price $5 and still has the Buy Box. That makes me $20 cheaper than him. HOW DO I GET THE BUY BOX!!!
It depends on feedback, performance, orders and time. If you are a new seller and doing really well then you will get the box within 3-4 months. Otherwise it can take 6-8 months. I suggest you start getting feedbacks.
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

The account has lifetime feedback over 300 all positive. 46 positive in the past year with a little over $20,000 made in that year. Seller rating is 100. I signed up for pro merchant 5 days ago. Do I have to be a pro merchant for longer to get the Buy Box?
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The account has lifetime feedback over 300 all positive. 46 positive in the past year with a little over $20,000 made in that year. Seller rating is 100. I signed up for pro merchant 5 days ago. Do I have to be a pro merchant for longer to get the Buy Box?
Could be. Give it 30-90 days and see what happens. What category are you selling in? Something like media and electronics you might need to do 20k a month to get the buybox.
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Default Re: Buy Box? I need some advice.

Wow $20,000 a month? This movie is the only thing I sell on this account. I'll never get to that amount. Didn't know you had to be selling a high volume on your account to get Buy Box.
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