#27 - 2019 in Review, Fees Changes, Predictions for 2020 and Much More
Marketplaces Year in Review 2019
The Year in Review looks at the state of marketplaces and makes predictions on what’s to come next. The report analyzes Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Jet, Target, Wish, and Google marketplaces through more than forty charts based on Marketplace Pulse data. It is our biggest and most comprehensive research report yet.
Amazon Referral FBA Fees for 2019 and 2020
For your convenience, in this article assembled most of the fee changes from 2019 to 2020 and included them in this article.
Amazon Predictions 2020: 5 Big Changes to Look for in the New Year
This article lists five major predictions JungleScout have regarding Amazon for 2020, including data, sources, and expertise to substantiate them.
Good to Know
Amazon Sellers Must Update Ads by January 13th
Free Shipping Promotions will no longer be supported starting January 13th, 2020. Please make any necessary edits to your Free Shipping Promotions in Advertising Promotions prior to this date.
6% of Amazon Customers Not Happy This Holiday Season
8.5 million feedback reviews were left by Amazon customers worldwide during the holiday season, and 6.4% of those - more than half a million - were negative.
Amazon Warns Sellers about Account Security
Amazon has issued several warnings about scams that target online sellers, indicating it’s taking the problems seriously and wants its third-party sellers to do the same.
Is The New Amazon Request A Review Button Right For You?
Last week without warning or an official announcement from Amazon, some sellers noticed a new “Request a Review” button in Seller Central. The new mysterious button seems to appear and disappear at random, and some sellers are not seeing the option at all.
Do You Comply with Amazon Supply Chain Standards?
Last week, Amazon reminded sellers of its policy and linked to a landing page on Social Responsibility.
Is North America Contribution To Amazon’s Total Revenue 60%, 70%, Or 80%?
North America business, consisting primarily of retail sales in the region, is expected to contribute $177.6 billion to Amazon’s 2019 revenues, making up 61.2% of Amazon’s $290.4 billion in expected revenues for 2019.
Amazon makes it easier for agencies to advertise on their clients’ behalf
Amazon has changed the registration process for agencies and marketers running sponsored ads campaigns for Amazon vendors. What’s changed?
2019 ecommerce in review: top 10 data trends in charts
Top 10 charts as determined by page views and topical importance as determined by Digital Commerce 360 in 2019.
Amazon has its best holiday season ever
Amazon said this holiday season was another record-setter. The overall retail sector had a big year too, signaling that the decade-long economic expansion in the United States still has some legs left in it.
Prime Power: How Amazon Squeezes the Businesses Behind Its Store
Amazon runs a machine that squeezes ever more money out of the hundreds of thousands of companies, from tiny start-ups to giant brands, that put the everything into Amazon’s Everything Store.
Amazon's One-Day Shipping Is Winning Over Would-Be Brick-and-Mortar Shoppers
Amazon removed the barrier for many sub-$5 items on its marketplace that shoppers could previously only ship as an add-on to a larger order. The efforts are paying off.
How Much Money Do Amazon Sellers Make?
New Amazon sellers are earning between $26,000-$810,000 per year in profits. What does it take to start selling on Amazon, and what can new sellers do to ensure they’re profitable in 2020?
Amazon To Charge Merchants 3 Pct More For Warehousing, Shipping
The eCommerce giant said it is facing higher costs in infrastructure as well as the costs associated with one-day delivery. Amazon’s changes will go into effect on Feb. 18.2020
Amazon Feedback Crackdown Has Sellers Nervous
A thread on the Amazon discussion boards shows some seller are concerned about how Amazon is now handling feedback.
One of Amazon’s first employees says the company should be broken up
Jeff Bezos hired Paul Davis to build Amazon’s website. Now Davis wants to break it up.
Amazon Blocked Sellers From Using FedEx. That Could Be ‘Monopoly Abuse,’ Expert Says
E-commerce giant Amazon.com prohibited third-party sellers from using FedEx to ship some products sold on Amazon’s website.
Tips and Tricks
Two Ways of Trademark Registration in China
You never know at what moment you would be needed to register own brand in China. As the saying goes - It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.
One Way Amazon Sellers Can Mitigate FBA Fee Hike
There’s one way Amazon sellers can help mitigate the FBA fee hike announced on Friday and going into effect in February: sell an item no one else is selling on the marketplace.
How to Grow Your Amazon Marketplace Sales with Kiri Masters
In #528 episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Andy is joined by Kiri Masters, author & Founder & CEO at Bobsled Marketing and The Marketplace Institute – a platform to help ecommerce managers and practitioners to stay atop of Amazon best practices.
In this episode, you will hear about a small town in Montana, which has a surprisingly important role in Amazon ecosystem.