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#26 - Live from Amazon Sellers Summit, Tax Law Updates and More

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Where Amazon Seller Summit took place last week, and what it bring to the industry? Why sellers shouldn't send inventory replacements until January? Who's fault that Inappropriate Christmas designs hit marketplace? What will make Amazon the most important company of 2020? Don't miss all answers in December mid-month overview.

Hot News

More than ten thousand sellers attended the 5th annual Amazon Global Store Cross-Border Summit 2019 held in Shanghai on December 11-12th. Twice as many participated in the live online broadcast because the even was sold out.

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Critics slammed Amazon for selling Christmas trinkets that featured scenes of the Auschwitz concentration camp ー all made by a third party seller. But those products might be the result of an algorithm doing exactly what it was programmed to do.

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Amazon advised sellers who use its FBA fulfillment program to consider holding off on sending it inventory replenishments until January as it focuses on fulfilling customer orders during the holiday shopping period.

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Good to Know

In September, Amazon expanded product reviews by allowing shoppers to leave a star rating without a written review. The overall star rating now includes feedback from customers who simply rated the product as well as the traditional reviews with text, images, or video.

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Amazon is no longer showing 2-day delivery for Prime orders this week, according to customers - and it's even impacting third-party sellers who ship from their own facilities.

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This new feature helps shoppers discover new products by browsing brand-curated posts.

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Have you recently been suspended from sending feedback request messages? Don’t worry, we’ll explore what’s changed in feedback request policy and what hasn't.

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Could some sellers be abusing Amazon "sensitivity filters" for product reviews to harm rival sellers?

ecommercebytes.com

With holiday sales well underway, this year direct-to-consumer brands are challenging Amazon’s e-commerce dominance. This Black Friday became the biggest one on the record for Shopify.

forbes.com

Amazon has become one of the most powerful, respected and feared companies in tech and beyond. It got there by focusing relentlessly on customers and being willing to experiment, fail and learn. Will these habits help to conquer the 2020s?

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“Avail reduced UPS 2nd Day Air rates to increase your Prime shipping coverage and utilize UPS Ground rates for regional Prime and standard orders,” Amazon advised sellers.

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64% of consumers said they will lose trust in an online marketplace after buying fake goods, and 51% of shoppers said the same after buying fake goods found via search engines.

retaildive.com

Learn more about how advertisers are approaching Amazon's CPC ad offerings—and whether there's any limit to how high prices will go—eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin spoke with Casey Gauss, CEO of Amazon seller tools provider Viral Launch.

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If you think online sales are poised to take over in-store purchases anytime soon, think again. A full 89% of all retail purchases happen the traditional way, by walking into a store, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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If you’re shopping online this holiday season, you may notice your final total is more than you expected. New laws in Virginia and West Virginia, as well as in most states across the country, are requiring shoppers to pay state sales tax online for the first time.

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The five-day stretch from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday was record-breaking for e-commerce but brands still have more time for profitable sales on Amazon.

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Tips and Tricks

Learn about vacation settings on Amazon that allow you to strike a balance between your business and holiday time.

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As an early Christmas gift to online sellers, we’ve pulled together festive information on everything from the Amazon holiday return policy to the best products to sell on eBay.

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Considering that Amazon’s organic ranking so heavily favors listings that have the highest conversion, understanding the conversion rate of your listing on Amazon is vital.

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Your brand's success is written in the stars. As a seller on the e-commerce platform, it's crucial to invest time and effort in collecting Amazon reviews.

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Podcasts

Wesley Pak – Ph.D. with lessons on getting to $1.6 million in 12 months revenue in less than two years selling on Amazon.

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