Myth #1: I don't really think I need to be on Amazon
The reality is that 50%+ of all eCommerce is done on Amazon.com and over 60% of all product searches start on Amazon even when customers are planning to buy on other websites or in store. You need to be on Amazon.
Myth #2: I can just figure this out on my own
You can, but it's going to take much longer to achieve success and the mistakes can be costly. Trying to find high quality information on Amazon that's up to date and in line with current policy is both time consuming and difficult.
Myth #3: If I build it, they will come
It's the same as putting a product on the bottom shelf of Aisle 52 at Walmart, it won't sell itself. You need to effectively launch your products and drive initial traffic to your listings on Amazon in order to generate sales.
Myth #4: If I choose to sell on Amazon, I'll lose control of my brand
There are tons of great strategies you can put in place to monitor, enforce and protect your brand on Amazon once you start selling. It requires having the right tools, strategies and resources to do it effectively.
Myth #5: I'll just hire an agency and let them handle everything
Your brand is too valuable to completely leave in the hands of someone else, even a reputable Amazon agency. It's vital that as the brand owner you can effectively monitor your brands success on Amazon.