#52 - Marketplaces Year in Review 2020, and more
Marketplaces Year in Review 2020
In aggregate, it was the most successful year for sellers and brands that transact through them, too. The Year in Review looks at the state of marketplaces and describes the most important trends.
6 Predictions For Amazon In 2021, And How They Will Play Out For Retail Brands
What will next year bring for Amazon? With the company's foundations stronger than ever, what investments could they make to consolidate their position and future-proof their business model?
As small businesses closed and layoffs hit, Amazon expanded its power — despite a string of crises and worker uprisings.
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Good to Know
Amazon Sellers Worry They Can’t Meet Holiday Demand as Company Limits Warehouse Space
Amazon in August instituted limits on product shipments from third-party sellers who use its U.S. warehouses in an effort to make sure it had enough space to store all their goods for the holidays.
The Broken Amazon Fulfillment Elasticity
The elasticity of FBA broke first in March when the company started prioritizing the stocking of household staples and medical supplies.
Amazon Seller Sees Worst of Both Worlds with Delays
Not only are online orders arriving late, but sellers report scanning has become erratic. Some are begging marketplaces to advertise more realistic delivery dates, but one reader says not so fast!
Amazon and Antitrust: As EU Inquiry Begins, U.S. Ponders Similar Action in 2021
Investigations by feds and two states continue as European Union levies charges and continues a second inquiry into e-commerce powerhouse.
Amazon Sellers Integration with SMS by ProTexting to grow Reviews and Sales
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Texas High Court to Decide Amazon's Liability for Third-Party Seller's Product
A federal appeals court asked Texas' highest court to decide whether Amazon.com Inc can be held liable under the state's law for a defective product listed by a third-party seller on its website in one of a series of similar cases against the e-commerce giant around the country.
FDA Issues Warning after Shopping on eBay and Amazon
The FDA issued a warning on Thursday advising consumers not to use nearly 50 dietary supplements it purchased on eBay and Amazon.
Amazon Marketplace Sellers Are Attractive Acquisition Targets
Mark Daoust is founder and CEO of Quiet Light Brokerage, which acts as an intermediary between Amazon sellers and acquirers. He says, “Investors are hungry for deal flow. We are at the beginning of a massive wealth transfer.”
Amazon Preps for Busy Returns Season
With record online sales, online sellers should prepare for record returns, and Amazon knows this better than anyone.
Post Brexit Amazon FBA Inventory Storage Limits
If you’re wondering what your post Brexit Amazon FBA inventory storage limits will be, the good news is that you’ll have a UK and an EU allowance.
Amazon Updates FBA Shipment Closure Timeline to Automatically Close Shipments After 90 Days
Amazon provided an update today on how it handles inbound that shipments that have not been received in full.
Amazon Updates Sellers on Marketplace Tax Collection
Amazon has expanded the number of states for which it collects sales tax, it announced this week, adding an additional 11 states and Puerto Rico.
Beware Of This Amazon Scam: CDs Selling For Thousands Of Dollars
Amazon shoppers should be on their guard when buying presents this Christmas, with third-party sellers pricing up very ordinary CDs for thousands of dollars.
Tips and Tricks
How to List Product Bundles on Amazon
As an Amazon seller, you can create that kind of convenience for your customers. Here’s an example of what a product bundle could look like on Amazon.
How to Optimize Your Amazon Advertising
Amazon keeps adding new options and methods for refining campaigns, which can be used to adjust your structure in more profitable ways.
The Amazon Growth Guide – Using Reporting to Create Better Campaigns
Effective reporting is essential for improving your campaign activity and being able to plan ahead but, with a wealth of reports available for Amazon, it’s difficult to know which insights you need.
How much in fees is Amazon actually charging you?
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How to Use Facebook Ads for Amazon FBA (And Sell More Products
With Facebook and Instagram’s combined 3.7 billion monthly active users, it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to market to this massive audience.
Understanding Amazon’s ‘Brand Health’ Initiative
Amazon’s new A10 search algorithm ranks organic results, in part, on the “health” of a brand. In this post, I’ll address the Amazon Brand Health initiative, its key metrics, and its effects on marketplace sellers.
Brexit Impact on Amazon Brand Registry – What Brands Need to Know and Do
Amazon are going to try and assist you by transferring your EU Trademarks to UK Trademarks where they can.
How to Support Small Businesses on Amazon
While Amazon hosts listings for some of the world’s best-selling products made by the largest global brands, smaller brands thrive on the platform, too. Here are some of the biggest contributors to their success.
How to Take on Amazon Without Getting Crushed: Advice on Tackling Online Retail’s 800-Pound Gorilla
In today’s special episode of the GeekWire podcast, we take a close look at Amazon and hear from former Amazon executives, leading third-party sellers and competitors who are trying to survive in the shadows of the world’s most powerful retailer.