We’ve rounded up the best-in-class, top social media leaders and groups for Amazon sellers to follow in order to help you join in on the action, take part in the larger eCommerce dialogue, and receive and share recommendations, tips, and industry information to stay up-to-date with Amazon’s ever-evolving marketplace.
Ben Fox Rubin @benfoxrubin – Ben Fox Rubin is a senior reporter for CNET News reporting breaking Amazon, eCommerce, and mobile payment news that is relevant to sellers.
Spencer Soper @spencersoper – Spencer Soper is an eCommerce reporter for Bloomberg covering the latest technologies, payment practices, market trends, and all-things Amazon.
Geekwire @geekwire – Geekwire reports tech news and commentary straight from the backyard of Amazon’s HQ in Seattle, so it is known as an immediate and accurate source of Amazon, Internet, and mobile news.
ASGTG is a forum used to share the latest seller performance news and updates as well as suggestions used to navigate and deal with Amazon suspension. It is a free support group that aims to prevent the dreaded Amazon suspension notification by keeping sellers well-informed on all relevant and impactful compliance rules and crackdowns. ASGTG rapidly exploded from a handful to thousands of sellers, including many of the top 200 Amazon sellers.
ASGTG’s helpful resources include telegram messaging with thousands of sellers, a Human Resources and Deals Group, notifications of changes in Amazon’s policies, video interviews with Amazon professionals, and seller performance tips. Click here to join ASGTG: http://asgtg.com/join-asgtg
Audience: Mainly sellers in the tri-state area, both resellers and private label sellers
Admin: Ed Rosenberg
This forum deals with all Amazon suspension and compliance issues, legal matters, and information on restricted products. It aims to bridge the gap between what Amazon wants and what Amazon lets sellers know it wants.
Admin: Ed Rosenberg
The Reseller Society is a large group of Amazon resellers that discuss the cradle-to-grave process of reselling on Amazon and help each other out with general and specific questions on a wide range of eCommerce topics.
Admin: Elena Gonzalez
Wholesale Breakthrough will be your go-to group for everything related to starting, building, or improving an eCommerce-based wholesale business. All content on this page is free and interaction between group members is highly encouraged. Check out www.wholesalebreakthrough.com for more information.
Admin: Eddie Levine
The Amazing Freedom group is designed to be a supportive community of Amazon sellers that are driven towards improving their businesses. Both Andy Slamans & Liran Hirschkorn have sold millions of dollars of their own branded products on Amazon and they enjoy providing sellers with valuable information on how to grow private label brands.
Audience: Mainly private label Amazon sellers or those interested in private label
Admin: Liran Hirschkorn, Nathan Slamans, Andy Slamans
This group was created to help online FBA (fulfillment by Amazon) sellers with questions, advice, and suggestions to improve their overall business.
Admin: Chris Wilkey
This group is a hub for entrepreneurs of all experience levels. The administrators focus on sharing content primarily on the selling of physical products on Amazon.
As a member of the community, feel free to share what’s new with your business (what is and isn’t working for you), ask questions of the community that may help you grow your business, and connect with other like-minded sellers to grow your businesses together.
Admin: Nathan Macallister
The Amazon FBA High Rollers group was created for the listeners of the AM/PM Podcast (www.AMPMpodcast.com) with the mission to become the number one go-to resource for Amazon sellers. The group has been designated as a place to network with other sellers and get answers to questions about Amazon, FBA, private labeling, merchandise, and more.
Admin: Manny Coats
This group is for Amazon marketplace sellers to share information, tips, and best practices.
If you currently sell on Amazon.com, co.uk, .de, fr, ca, co.jp, .es, .it, or if you are planning to sell on those marketplaces, this group is for you. It does not matter if you are a business or an individual. The group welcomes businesses, individuals, and those who are interested in being educated on Amazon’s platform as a whole.
Admin: Rick Fuentes, Mindi Bear
Originally created to go hand-in-hand with The Amazing Seller podcast created by Scott Voelker, this group is angled toward Amazon FBA sellers as well as those who sell private label. Today, the group is filled with vibrant conversation focused around eCommerce, entrepreneurship, and interviews with Amazon expert sellers.
Admin: Scott Voelker
A note about Facebook Groups from Peter Kearns:
“Facebook groups can be a very good resource for learning new sales strategies, best practices for account health, and overall knowledge for selling on Amazon. That said, sellers need to be very careful with Facebook groups because there is a lot of misinformation out there that can result in getting your account suspended. My two favorite Facebook groups are Wholesale Breakthrough and Amazing Freedom – Amazon Sellers. The reason why these groups stand out to me is because the people running the groups are sellers that have extensive experience on Amazon generating positive results by doing it the Amazon way.
They follow Amazon’s terms of service and believe in building long-term businesses by implementing the right strategies and not cutting corners. They’ve also been able to continuously reinvent their Amazon business as strategies change, policies get updated, and competition increases in both wholesale and private label. They’re also incredibly generous with their time and knowledge and they’re nice people.”
Peter Kearns is an ex-Amazon Marketplace leader who managed new seller recruiting and strategic FBA for the consumables categories for nearly four years. He is an expert on Amazon policy and brand strategy and he has worked with hundreds of sellers ranging from IR-500 businesses and small home-based operations to large worldwide brands and startups. During his time at Amazon, he collaborated with sellers and brand owners to help them successfully launch on the Amazon marketplace generating more than $300 million in gross merchant sales.
It is evident that Twitter is a popular destination for sellers looking for real-time Amazon updates and Facebook is more of a community-based, experience-sharing space. LinkedIn groups are still a reliable resource for professionals in the same industry to share content, find answers, make business contacts, and establish themselves as industry experts.
This group is ideal for discovering the latest technology, systems, fulfillment, fraud, and payments solutions as well as sharing customer retention and brand loyalty strategies (46,913 members).
The eCommerce Experts group is a community where sellers share feedback on a wide range of topics that impact eCommerce: content marketing, social media marketing, pros and cons of certain software solutions, industry leaders, SEO, conferences, and more (106,977 members).
This group is tailored to executives in eCommerce, marketing, and retail. The goal of the group is to encourage discussion of topics such as eCommerce, mobile, analytics, big data, cyber security, cloud software, and more (13,970 members).
eCommerce Merchants is focused on helping online retailers grow their business by offering peer to peer education and partner benefits (7,098 members). eCommerce Merchants provides best practices guidance, technology and infrastructure advice, and sourcing and supplies solutions to online merchants around the world.
We want to hear from you! We encourage you to get in touch with us if you have other Amazon-focused social media suggestions or if you think we are missing any industry-renowned groups or accounts from this list. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.