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#1 - End of cheap overseas products. All truth about 'Today's Deals'.

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The White House wants to put an end to low-cost shipping from overseas, and US sellers have widely supported this idea. How to avoid mistakes that will get you banned as an Amazon affiliate. Learn about surefire ways to gain sales traction on Amazon. Also, Amazon’s “Today's Deals” page can be a gold mine, but some of these flash sales are too good to be true. This and much more in the very first issue of FBA Monthly.

The White House wants to put an end to low-cost shipping from overseas, a move widely supported among U.S. e-commerce sellers.

theatlantic.co

Online retail in the United States is a multi-billion dollar sector, but for new businesses, tapping into the online market can be tough.

forbes.com

Amazon’s “Today's Deals” page can be a goldmine for shoppers searching for products with steep discounts. But BuzzFeed News has found that some of these flash sales are too good to be true.

buzzfeednews.com

Sellers and brands may not like it, but Amazon is clearly doubling down on its private label business.

cnbc.com

To date, Amazon has introduced roughly 70 private label brands. This has rattled many observers, who fear Amazon’s growing influence.

practicalecommerce.com

Amazon derives over 40% of its total value from Amazon Web Services, per Trefis estimates, despite generating only around 10% of net revenues in 2017.

forbes.com

Amazon has reported massive revenue growth in recent years, with revenues surging from just over $60 billion to almost $180 billion from 2012 through 2017.

forbes.com

In our article last year on the taxation of Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) international sellers, we covered some basic U.S. tax considerations associated with the popular business model. This year's significant developments should steer international sellers in a clearer direction.

business.com

Like every ads network or affiliate programs, Amazon reserves the right to ban you any time. If you break any of Amazon’s long list of Terms of Service (ToS), all of the hard work you’ve put into your niche site could fly out the window, and your niche site investment could take a serious hit.

marketever.com


Amazon Updates

Amazon has grown more comfortable telling sellers about tools available from third-parties.

ecommercebytes.com

Marketplace merchants and review watchdogs have accused Amazon of manipulating online reviews of its private label products, putting its third-party sellers at a disadvantage.

powerretail.com.au

Amazon is revamping its metrics, including removing the Customer Service Dissatisfaction metric and introducing a Voice of the Customer report with new "Customer Experience" metrics.

ecommercebytes.com

In order to fulfill its many orders in a timely fashion, Amazon employs a large number of people, and a key part to the company's order fulfillment process are pickers.

engadget.com

Sales of Amazon's new Earth+Eden diapers, a line owned and manufactured by First Quality but found exclusively on Amazon, tripled after its late-August launch.

retaildive.com

Amazon confirmed that some of its marketplace sellers had bribed Amazon employees to delete negative reviews or to obtain proprietary information like sales data or customer e-mail addresses, following a report in The Wall Street Journal.

theverge.com

It says Amazon representatives abused eBay's internal email system to contact sellers - a violation of the marketplace's policies.

bbc.com

Amazon AMZN has teamed up with Shark Tank to become its official retail partner. This is in sync with the company's continued focus toward expanding its footprint in the retail space.

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Articles & Tutorials

The moment of truth for Amazon sellers comes at the end of November. Turkey 5 is forecasted to be the biggest sales event in history. Here’s how to get ready for Black Friday on Amazon in 2018.

sellerengine.com

Amazon's Vendor Central and Seller Central may seem like similar programs, but they are actually very different. Many small business owners don't know which program to use, nor are they aware of the long-term implications of choosing one program over the other. This article can help.

business.com

Washington, DC (CNN Business) When Nida Kazmi got laid off from her job as a product manager at Bloomberg two years ago, she came up with a fallback plan: Selling stuff on Amazon.

cnn.com

The invoice factoring – a boon to online sellers. Understanding How Invoice Factoring Works.

theyucatantimes.com

With a seamless out-of-the-box business model, a built-in consumer base and low barriers to entry, brands across every industry and vertical are clamoring to sell their wares on the Amazon platform.

forbes.com