#59 - Amazon Policy Clarifications, Prime Day 2021
Amazon Clarifies Change in Returns Policy
Amazon made changes to its policy around returns that, as we noted at the time, resulted in questions and dismay from sellers, with over 200 comments underneath the Announcement board post in just 9 hours.
We Know About Amazon’s Sins. Do We Care?
Workers who are flagged by an algorithm for possible firing if they lag in productivity. Massive tax breaks to attract enormous data centers supplied by power lines paid for by ordinary families.
Amazon Prime Day Is On for 2021
Amazon began informing sellers about Prime Day last week, including a post on the Amazon UK Seller Central board.
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Amazon’s B2B Marketplace Tops $25 Billion
Amazon Business, a business-to-business marketplace, has surpassed $25 billion in annualized sales five years since launching. It is growing faster than its consumer marketplace, too.
2021 Will Bring Big Changes to Amazon and Its Sellers
As we look ahead into 2021 and beyond, here is what will take place in the Amazon e-commerce ecosystem that brands need to know.
A Short History Of Amazon’s Product Review Ecosystem, And Where We Are Today
This month, Amazon officially closed the doors on its Early Reviewer Program, a move that was both unexpected and bemoaned by merchants who relied on the program to boost reviews of newer products.
Amazon 10-year Deal with NFL Means Restrictions for Sellers
Amazon announced an exclusive 10-year deal with the NFL, an expansion of its current relationship with the football league, but it spells bad news for sellers.
New Lawsuit Accuses Amazon of Fixing Book Prices
The new suit is filed on behalf of an independent Chicago bookstore, but seeks to include any book seller who has purchased works from Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster from March 2017 onward.
Go Read This Fascinating Dive Into Brand Consolidation on Amazon Marketplace
The relatively unknown brands that hawk products on Amazon’s Marketplace platform now make up the majority of the company’s online retail sales, across categories as disparate as pet products and USB cables and foam head pillows.
Amazon Tops Six Million Third-Party Sellers
Amazon is adding seven to eight hundred thousand new sellers every year when accounted for duplicate seller accounts.
Google Has Long Way to Go to Becoming Anti-Amazon of E-Commerce
GOOGLE tried to copy Amazon's playbook to become the shopping hub of the Internet, with little success. Now it is trying something different: the anti-Amazon strategy.
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Amazon Settles Lawsuit With San Diego Over Price Listings
Amazon has agreed to pay $2 million in penalties and restitution after settling a lawsuit with San Diego County and five other California counties over potentially misleading price listings on its website, it was announced Thursday.
Amazon Canning Early Reviewer Program
Amazon announced it plans to cancel its Early Reviewer program as of April 25, and won’t be taking any new applications as of April 10, as it has found other programs more effective in generating customer reviews, upsetting sellers who had found success with it.
Amazon ‘Seller’ Liability to Be Argued in Texas Toddler’s Case
Amazon.com Inc. is set to tell the Texas Supreme Court Thursday that it’s not—and shouldn’t be—liable under state law for a toddler’s battery-ingestion injury, allegedly stemming from a product bought on the company’s web marketplace.
Coming To The Market—Why The Amazon Marketplace Is Attracting U.K. Equity Investment
What’s the appeal of the Amazon market to investors and why might a successful founder be interested in a buyout offer?
Gen Zers Are Bragging About Making Upwards of $3 Million as Amazon Sellers. Is It Really That Easy?
The education disparity between the two generations may explain why Gen Zers are more inclined to become entrepreneurs.
“When you’re really successful on Amazon, it might make up 95 percent of your net worth,” he stated. “You’re in a place where it’s kind of hard to diversify, and then what if something goes wrong?”
Amazon is Already Adding Thousands of New Sellers Every Day in 2021
By the end of 2021 Amazon Marketplace has the potential to have added around 1.4 million additional online businesses to the figure, according to projections created from the data.
Amazon Becomes the Top Clothing Retailer in the U.S., Outselling Walmart, Target, Gap and Others
“While this was only a modest increase of +15%, we believe that overall demand for apparel was stifled by the pandemic, and Amazon’s customers were more focused on ‘essential’ items and/or items that catered to the newfound work-from-home environment,” the Wells Fargo report said.
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Advantages of Amazon Virtual Product Bundles
Do you offer multiple products in your Amazon catalog that complement each other? If you’re a brand owner on Amazon, you now have the opportunity to combine multiple FBA products under one listing offer—without having to package them together.
How to Get Reviews on Amazon Without Breaking the Rules
Don’t be the latest seller to get thrown off Amazon for abusing the product reviews system. Here’s how to get more reviews on Amazon safely.
American “Nomads” and Their “Love-Hate” Relationship With Amazon’s CamperForce
“Marketplace Morning Report” host David Brancaccio spoke with two nomads — Rebecca Bailey and Hakam “Sal” Salahuddin, RV nomads and bloggers — about their experience with CamperForce and why the job is a “love-hate” relationship for them.
The Conversation: Online Marketplace for Local Vendors Partners With Amazon
Pop Up Mākeke started as an online marketplace to help local vendors sell their products. Now, the overwhelming positive response and success has caught the eye of the shipping giant Amazon.