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#33 - End Of China As A Global Manufacturing Hub?

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“Using China as a hub...that model died this week, I think,” says Vladimir Signorelli, head of Bretton Woods Research, a macro investment research firm.


This isn’t business as usual, and it’s a time of great stress and uncertainty. It’s also a moment in time when the work we’re doing is its most critical.


Amazon India has halted most of its operations as well as deactivated all of the nearly 600,000 marketplace sellers as much of the country is under lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The country’s 1.3 billion people are in a three-week lockdown.


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Are Amazon Sellers preparing for a long-lasting economic crisis? How hard have they been hit? Or has the viral outbreak provided a silver lining and boosted sales?


Nearly 750,000 sellers globally and more than 250,000 sellers on the U.S. marketplace use the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service, according to Marketplace Pulse research.


Amazon’s new policy to prioritize shipments of essential items dominated headlines over the past week, but there is another side to the story.


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THE 148TH MOST popular book on Amazon Wednesday wasn’t actually a book at all: It was a package of 50 disposable face masks—the kind that shoppers have scrambled to buy amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Online sellers have both defended the practice as capitalism's supply-and-demand model and condemned the practice as exploitive during a public health crisis.


51% of new sellers in March were from China, an increase from 39% last year, according to Marketplace Pulse research.


In its March 21st post, Amazon offered tips for sellers switching from FBA to Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN), which many sellers refer to as FBM (Fulfilled by Merchant).


Tens of thousands of negative seller reviews are flooding in as shoppers complain about price gauging, low quality, canceled orders, and not receiving orders after weeks of waiting.


The coronavirus will provide a long-term boost for online retailers—if they can stay in business during what will likely be a rocky economy, say three investment professionals who specialize in evaluating the financial prospects of online retailers and other direct-to-consumer brands.


Amazon FBA is waiving long-term storage fees for inventory for which it has received removal orders, it announced Tuesday, another sign its fulfillment centers are stressed from coronavirus demand.


Amazon's decision not to restock nonessential items to keep up with the inventory in demand because of the coronavirus could be a frustration for Prime members.


Tips and Tricks

Did you know that you can get started selling on Amazon practically for free? This article will teach you everything you need to know in order to get started selling on Amazon without having to open your wallet.


If Amazon FBA turned you away and you’re one of the merchants who can’t inject any more stock into the Amazon selling machine before the 5th of April at the earliest, now is the time to take action.


To help brands do this, I’m sharing six ways to grow your Amazon business in 2020. Keep these recommendations in mind when your brand refreshes its strategy.


This article explains the changes Amazon sellers will likely face in the coming months and the critical steps they’ll need to take to adapt.


In this article, we’ll share how the program works and what you need to know to participate.


Driving sales on Amazon requires a thorough understanding of both paid and organic marketing tactics. Here is the best practices in advertising on Amazon, and on how to properly prompt Amazon shoppers to provide reviews after they buy.


Is selling on Amazon a side hustle or a full-time job? And how much time and money does it take for Amazon sellers to be successful? We’ll dig into the data to uncover the details.



Today we talk with Aaron Rubin of ShipHero about how to navigate the complexities of ensuring your products get out the door in a COVID-19 world.