Not Amazon. Not right now. Amazon, in its finite wisdom, mailed me today and said,
As we announced earlier this year, the Holiday Selling Guidelines for the Toys & Games store go into effect on November 18, 2014. Sellers must meet those guidelines to sell in Toys & Games store through the remainder of the year.
We regret that you do not meet the Holiday Selling Guidelines and may not sell seller-fulfilled items in Toys & Games during the holiday season. You may sell in Toys & Games again on or before January 3, 2015.
Of course, I only posted my product there five days ago, so I didn’t get an announcement earlier this year. I only experienced my product being wiped from their site without warning. One of the guidelines I didn’t fulfill was having sold something prior to September 18, which of course was impossible.
The company’s rules also don’t enable me to place my product in a different category to escape their Holiday Toys & Games rules. (Unless I wanted to try to pass my cards off as clothing or garden supplies.) The only alternative they provided was to ship them a pile of card decks and then pay them a monthly fee to fulfill the orders for me. This would wipe out any prospect of even breaking even on my small-time biz gambit.
So I’m selling my cards right here on the Spectral Zoology home site. They will also return to Amazon in January.