A List of Common Amazon Acronyms


An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters such as NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation). Acronyms are a bit like shorthand and make it easier to type common phrases without having to type them out in full. You may have seen them used in Amazon Facebook Groups and ecommerce forums.

We’ve compiled a handy list of the most common ones to help you out especially if you’re a new seller.

  • ASIN – Amazon Standard Identification Number
  • ATOP – At Time Of Posting
  • AZ or AMZ – Amazon
  • BL – Big Lots (discount store frequented by many FBA sellers)
  • BM – Bricks & Mortar Store
  • BOGO or BOGOF – Buy One Get One (Free)
  • BOLO – Be On Look Out
  • BTS Back To School
  • COGS – Cost Of Goods Sold
  • EAN – European Article Number
  • FB – Facebook
  • FBAFulfillment by Amazon
  • FBMFullfillment by Merchant
  • FNSKU – Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit
  • HBA – Health & Beauty Aids
  • HTF – Hard To Find
  • ISBN – International Standard Book Number
  • MAP – Minimum Advertised Price
  • MF – Merchant Fulfill
  • MFN – Merchant Fullfillment Network
  • MSRP – Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price
  • OAOnline Arbitrage
  • OTC – Over The Counter
  • Q1 – 1st Quarter of the Year (Jan – Mar)
  • Q2 – 2nd Quarter of the Year (Apr – Jun)
  • Q3 – 3rd Quarter of the Year (Jul – Sep)
  • Q4 4th Quarter of the Year (Oct – Dec)
  • RA – Retail Arbitrage (Buying products locally from retail stores to sell online)
  • Replen – Replenishable Item
  • ROI – Return On Investment
  • SC – Seller Central
  • TIA – Thanks In Advance
  • TRU – Toys R Us
  • VA – Virtual Assistant
  • UPC – Universal Product Code
  • WM – Walmart
  • YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary

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