#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.
Amazon Scam Emails: How to Protect Yourself From Phishing
Phishing scams are on the rise again. This time, cybercriminals are turning to user subscriptions to online retail services.
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Foreign Amazon Sites Named in U.S. List of Notorious Markets for Counterfeit Goods
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.
Exclusive Q&A: How Amazon’s Marketplace Disconnects Sellers from Their Customers
Jon Elder gives credit where it’s due: selling on the Amazon Marketplace and using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) services offer brands enormous opportunities.
Small Business Amazon Seller Sues the State of California Claiming Illegal Sales Tax Enforcement
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.”
Amazon Eases New Seller Delivery Requirements as Covid Strains Carriers
The company cited ongoing coronavirus constraints on major shipping carriers such as UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.
The Most Important Benchmark for Amazon Sellers
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.
Amazon Third-Party Sellers Are Being Bought Up Rapidly. But There Are Risks
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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Amazon and Other Online Retailers Tell Customers to Keep Unwanted Items
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.
Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime Hermes integration
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.
Amazon Avoided Christmas Collapse
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.
Amazon Has Made it Easier for Shoppers to Buy From Sellers Who are Not Winning the Buy Box
We are excited to announce the launch of a new way to compare offers on Amazon with the All Offers Display (AOD).
In 5 Years, Amazon Will Make 3X More Money Selling Ads Then Tesla's Whole Business Today
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.
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Tips and Tricks
Five Fast Facts On Fighting Checkout Friction
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.
Selling Branded Products on Amazon: 8 Mistakes to Avoid
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.
5 Tips For Growing Your Amazon Business From A Top E-Commerce Coach
Jay Kambo, the founder and CEO of League of Ecom, an advisory firm coaches entrepreneurs and provides custom automation programs designed to equip others with the tools to gain financial independence.
How much in fees is Amazon actually charging you?
Making sense of all of your fees, refunds, sales and everything else Amazon charges can be tricky - luckily A2X, developed by fellow sellers to help work this out can. Find out how and try it for free.
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4 Tips on Increasing the Value of Your Amazon FBA Business
Let's explore how you can make the most out of your Amazon FBA store and make sure that it can sell for as much as possible when you're ready.
Increase Your Visibility with Amazon Sponsored Display Ads
Sponsored Display Campaigns are Amazon’s newest addition to advertising campaign types.
8 Amazon Selling Tips to Boost Sales in 2021
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.
Stages To Build A Successful Brand in 2021 and BEYOND (The Roadmap)
I want to review these five stages with you, teach you how to understand each stage, and show you how to work through each one.