Every year, Marketplace sellers debate whether their stores should go into holiday mode before Christmas. It could be because they are taking a personal vacation, or because impatient buyers fear the negative consequences of not receiving the item in time to give it as a gift.

In some cases, including emergencies such as health issues, a seller may need to suspend business temporarily.

Sites such as Amazon and eBay have features that allow sellers to put their stores into vacation mode (also known as time away). However, using this feature can have some potential consequences.

“Vacation mode is for suckers,” said one Amazon seller to a seller who raised concerns about the potential negative impact on visibility when returning from vacation mode.

The seller (handle Oh-Duh) wrote:

“Instead of going on vacation, you should add a reasonable amount of shipping days and turn off all preferred shipping methods (shipping times are generally ignored). You can prevent it from being deleted.

“Note that ‘search engine’ is plural. Your product will also be dropped by Google and others. All of these obviously affect the algorithm of Amazon search.

“The moral of the post: vacation mode is for suckers. Use it as a last resort in emergencies until you have time to follow the advice above.”

The discussion Announcement by Amazon Five days before Christmas it was written:

Set vacation mode for your account while on vacation
If you’re going on vacation during the holiday season, put your account in vacation mode so you don’t miss any orders that might affect your performance.

This setting temporarily removes your seller-fulfilled listings from Amazon product detail pages and search results.

Note: Account Health Support (AHS) will end on January 1, 2023, but will resume on January 2, 2023 for questions regarding performance metrics or policy compliance.

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For more information, Vacation, holiday, and other absent listing statuses.

Let us know what you think of Vacation Mode on Amazon and other marketplaces.

Ina Steiner

Ina Steiner
Ina Steiner is co-founder and editor of EcommerceBytes and has been writing articles on e-commerce since 1999. She is widely cited as an authority on marketing and is the author of “Turn eBay Data Into Dollars” (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book Blogging Heroes (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (September 2005 – present) and Investigative Reporter and Editor (March 2006 – present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send her news tips to her at ina@ecommercebytes.com.See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.