#54 - Amazon's Shopify Problem, and much more
These are the most-read charts from the past year, which include data on marketplaces, European ecommerce, midsized online retailers and more.
Amazon has always operated as if no other sales channel matters. And as if none will matter. But 2020 was maybe the last year it grew its market share of e-commerce. Shopify came to represent that change.
Phishing scams are on the rise again. This time, cybercriminals are turning to user subscriptions to online retail services.
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The list identifies e-commerce sites and companies that are believed to be facilitating the sale of counterfeit goods, engaging in intellectual property violations or piracy.
Jon Elder gives credit where it’s due: selling on the Amazon Marketplace and using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) services offer brands enormous opportunities.
Rubinas alleges in the suit that CDTFA is “crushing” her online business and thousands of others “not because of what they did but because of what California tax officials did for nearly a decade giving Amazon unfair tax breaks by not requiring it to charge sales tax.”
The company cited ongoing coronavirus constraints on major shipping carriers such as UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.
Many B2B as well as retail sellers will learn the hard way that building a profitable business on Amazon requires more than simply listing items and waiting for sales, writes Ryan Faist of Channel Key. He offers a blueprint for making sales happen.
The idea is to put the “rolled up” companies on the “platform” and cut redundant costs, increase efficiencies, develop greater scale and provide more opportunities for the investor to put more money to work.
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For online commerce, January has become a month to manage returns. This year, many sellers expected that the unprecedented holiday season, which resulted in record sales because of the COVID pandemic, may also result in record returns in January.
With an initial 2 year contract, this means the Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime Hermes integration qualifies products you ship via the service will qualify as Prime deliveries for consumers and opens up a value proposition for your deliveries.
Shoppers rated third-party sellers on Amazon’s worldwide marketplaces ten million times during the holiday season; 6.0% of those reviews - more than half a million - were negative.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new way to compare offers on Amazon with the All Offers Display (AOD).
Amazon stands the most to gain in the digital advertising market over the next couple of years, taking share from the incumbents Google, a division of Alphabet and Facebook.
Tips and Tricks
So what were the winning ideas, particularly when it came to fighting the fraction at checkout? The Checkout Conversion Index offers a few critical points to keep in mind.
Brands selling on Amazon often make the same mistakes, from overpricing products to slow handling of policy changes. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.
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According to Statista, Amazon’s market share of the U.S. e-commerce retail market would reach up to 50% by 2021. We have put together 8 best Amazon selling tips for you.
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