I tend to browse Amazon for new tool listings and tool deals fairly regularly, and also sometimes double-check features or specs on product pages, and a certain trend regarding Bosch product listings has caught my attention. Bosch has added a new notice to certain tools.
Bosch’s notice lists Amazon.com and 5 online sellers as “Certified Online Partners.” Buy with confidence from these authorized Bosch resellers.
- Acme Tools
- Ohio Power Tool
- Coastal Tool
- Tool Barn
They also say:
Bosch does not guarantee the quality or authenticity of products purchased from non-authorized resellers on Amazon.
I have only seen these notices on Amazon, as a photo on certain Bosch cordless power tool product pages. The notice only appears for some Bosch power tools, but not others, and I have not yet seen any pattern to it.
I find this interesting. Will other brands follow suit? Has their been counterfeit products? What prompted this notice? What happens if you do buy something from a non-authorized seller on Amazon?
Bosch lists other “Certified Online Partners” on their website, including Grainger, Zoro, AceTool, International Tool, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Tool Nut, Menards, and others. So, this notice seems to only apply to Amazon.com listings where select Certified Online Partners might be listed as 3rd party sellers among non-authorized resellers.
It’s interesting to see how ecommerce has been changing over the years. I have a gut feeling that this seems like a step forward, if Bosch is helping to bring some order to “online marketplace” listings of their products.
What it comes down to is this – do the ecommerce changes/features/evolutions help me as a customer? With these Bosch notices, I think the answer is “yes.”
There are also new “store within a store” landing pages, but I’m not sure how I feel about that. Bosch’s landing page seems to be a good example, but I’ve seen others that were much more confusing than they were helpful.
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Update: Brad found a similar notice by Dewalt on their 20V Max SDS rotary hammer listing.