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Mid-month Summary for Amazon Sellers - September 2019

Shenzhen hosts a third of third-party Chinese sellers on Amazon and is estimated to be the city with the largest number of Amazon sellers anywhere in the world.

marketplacepulse.com

Without much of a fanfare, Amazon has rolled out new Product Advertising API version 5. I've been really excited to hear about all the changes to API that Amazon neglected for quite some time.

fbacatalog.com

For this particular data set, SellerMotor analyzed 480,000 SKUs from Chinese sellers and 17.9 million from U.S. sellers.

techcrunch.com

When you’re launching a new product or publishing a new book, one of the first distribution channels “experts” say you “have to” be on is Amazon. Not Jules Pieri.

forbes.com

Retail arbitrage is a booming business. Some practitioners are making six-figure incomes buying low-priced or clearance items from big-box retailers or even small or mid-sized online stores and reselling those items on Amazon.

practicalecommerce.com

Amazon sometimes requires small businesses to get permission from manufacturers to sell their products on Amazon Marketplace.

vice.com

The average American purportedly has more trust in Amazon than their own government, which makes recent reports on thousands of potentially unsafe products.

gizmodo.com


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Wharton's Senthil Veeraraghavan and Northwestern's Tarek Abdallah discuss how Amazon is attempting to balance low prices with unsustainable shipping costs...

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A team of Federal Trade Commission investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on Amazon.com Inc. to determine whether the e-commerce giant is using its market power to hurt competition.

washingtonpost.com

Last year Amazon launched two high-profile AmazonBasics products - a $59.99 Alexa-enabled microwave and a foam mattress starting at $129.99. However, while the microwave became the best-seller from day one, the mattress failed to do the same.

marketplacepulse.com


Amazon Updates

The change is meant to encourage those who don’t have the time, energy or interest in writing reviews to still share their opinion about the product.

theamericanreporter.com

The change was made to solve a problem that was irritating the world’s largest eCommerce firm.

techcrunch.com

Amazon Attribution launched in beta last year and, and hundreds of brands now use it. Amazon explained on an overview page, “Help maximize your return on investment (ROI) and grow your product sales.

ecommercebytes.com

We wanted to understand how brands are preparing for the 2019 holidays, to generate ideas and identify potential roadblocks.

practicalecommerce.com

It’s still unclear what criteria is used for the badges on Amazon, which give sellers a significant advantage on the marketplace.

cnbc.com


Tips & Guides

To increase Amazon sales means you must keep up with the competition and learn quickly what works and what doesn’t.

finsmes.com

Some items available for sale do not meet certain regulations or otherwise come from sketchy third-party sellers. Here are some easy ways to tell if an item ordered from Amazon will turn out to be junk.

businessinsider.com

Next to a compelling product photo, a title is likely the most important aspect of the description.

practicalecommerce.com