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Award for Amazon Sellers and Internet Marketers.

The PROSPER Show is seeking submissions for the “PROSPER 25” Award. To celebrate the 2016 PROSPER Show for online sellers (prospershow.com), we will be selecting recipients of the PROSPER 25 Award: a special designation given to 25 young companies that are running efficient, profitable businesses on Amazon, while also embracing the benefits of using solution providers and outsourcing major processes of their businesses.

PROSPER 25 AWARD CRITERIA

Companies that meet all of these criteria may qualify for the PROSPER 25 Award:

  1. Be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company)
  2. com profitability of at least 20% gross margin over the past 12 months (September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015, specifically)
  3. At least $500,000 of Amazon.com sales in the 12 month period beginning September 1, 2014 and ending August 31, 2015, and $150,000 of Amazon sales in the 12 month period prior to that, of Sept 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
  4. Active on the Amazon.com platform no more than the past three years (did not get first sale until after September 1, 2012)
  5. Minimum 98% positive customer feedback in past 12 months
  6. Seller Rating on Amazon of at least 98% in past 12 months
  7. Using at least 2 solution providers to support their Amazon.com business (including re-pricers, product reviews, feedback solicitation, inventory/order management, shipping software, data feed management, accounting, auto responder email tool)
  8. At least one major business process for their Amazon.com business is currently outsourced and has been outsourced for at least 6 months to another external organization (including warehousing to a 3PL, call center, inventory sourcing, book-keeping, day-to-day Amazon account operations, virtual assistant for Amazon.com seller’s owners)

DEADLINE: Applications are due by 5 pm Eastern, Friday, November 13, 2015. A panel of ex-Amazon insiders and e-commerce media professionals will review Applications and select recipients of the Award.

The list of 25 winners will be announced by 5 pm Eastern on Friday, December 11, 2015. Winners will be invited to be recognized at the PROSPER Show in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 8-9, 2016 (all travel expenses to be paid by winners, while PROSPER Show will provide two free conference passes to each winner). Winners also may be featured in social media and press releases leading up to and during the February 2016 PROSPER Show. Please refer to the Application and Terms & Conditions for complete rules for applying.

All questions and final submissions for this initiative should be emailed to info@prospershow.com.

PROSPER 25 Application

Please provide the following information and certifications regarding your company (“Applicant Company”). Refer to “Prosper 25 Award Criteria” and “Terms & Conditions” for complete selection requirements.

All financial and performance information provided by Applicant Companies will be kept confidential, but we reserve the right to declare publicly that each winner has met all of the requirements for the PROSPER 25 Award, and to highlight which solution providers and outsourcing organizations each winner has declared itself to be using.

Applications must be submitted to info@prospershow.com by 5 pm Eastern on Friday, December 11, 2015.

  1. Please provide Applicant Company’s legal name, and name by which it does business on Amazon (“Amazon Business Name”):

 

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Applicant Company’s Legal Name Amazon Business Name

 

  1. Please indicate (yes or no) if Applicant Company meets each and all of the following criteria:
    1. Is privately held;
    2. Is a for-profit organization;
    3. Is based in the United States; and
    4. Is not a subsidiary or division of another company

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Yes No

 

  1. Amazon Gross Margin of at least 20%. Please provide the “Amazon Gross Margin” for Applicant Company’s Amazon.com sales for the period beginning September 1, 2014 and ending August 31, 2015, as defined below.

 

“Amazon Gross Margin” = [Amazon Sales Revenue] – [Cost of Goods Sold on Amazon (Including inbound shipping costs from supplier to Applicant Company’s facility and shipping costs from Applicant Company’s facility to Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers)] – [All Amazon Fees (including Amazon Referral Fees, FBA Fees, and non-FBA Shipping Fees)]:

 

 

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  1. com Revenue 2014–15 of at least $500,000. Please provide Applicant Company’s total revenue for Amazon.com sales for the period beginning September 1, 2014 and ending August 31, 2015:

 

 

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  1. com Revenue 2013–14 of at least $150,000. Please provide Applicant Company’s total revenue for Amazon.com sales for the period beginning September 1, 2013 and ending August 31, 2014:

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  1. Active on Amazon for No More Than Three Years (First Sale Occurred after September 1, 2012). Please indicate (yes or no) if your first sale occurred after September 1, 2012:

 

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Yes No

 

  1. Customer Feedback Rating at least 98% Positive. Please provide Applicant Company’s Amazon.com customer feedback rating for the period beginning September 1, 2014 and ending August 31, 2015:

 

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  1. Seller Rating at least 98% Positive. Please provide Applicant Company’s Amazon.com Seller Rating for the period beginning September 1, 2014 and ending August 31, 2015:

 

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  1. Solution Providers (at least two). Please indicate at least two solution providers that Applicant Company uses to support Applicant Company’s Amazon.com business. These solution providers must provide one or more of these services for Applicant Company: re-pricing, product reviews, feedback solicitation, inventory/order management, shipping software, data feed management, accounting, auto responder email tool. Email info@prospershow.com for clarification prior to submitting Application if service provided is not included on list.

 

Name of Solution Provider Service Provided

 

  1. Outsourced Services (at least one). Please indicate at least one major business process that Applicant Company has been outsourcing since March 1, 2015 or earlier. These outsourced business processes may include warehousing to a 3PL, call center, inventory sourcing, book-keeping, day-to-day Amazon account operations, or virtual assistant for Amazon.com seller’s owners. Email info@prospershow.com for clarification prior to submitting Application if outsourced service is not included on list.

 

Vendor Name Vendor Phone Number Major Business Process(es) Outsourced to Vendor

 

  1. Please provide the following screen shots of the data described below and attach to this Application:

 

 

  1. I, ____[Individual’s Name]_____________, hereby certify and represent the following:

 

  • I am authorized to make representations about Applicant Company and submit this application (“Application”) on behalf of Applicant Company. All certifications and representations made in this Application are made to the best of my knowledge.
  • To the best of my knowledge, Applicant Company meets all other the requirements outlined in this Application.
  • With this Application, I am including the four (4) screenshots required by this Application.
  • Applicant Company has reviewed and agrees to the attached Terms and Conditions.

 

 

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Individual’s Name

 

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Company Title

 

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Applicant Company Name

 

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Date

 

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Phone Number

 

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Corporate Address, City, State, Zip

 

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Corporate Email Address