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#62 - Amazon Is Never Going Back to Normal

Amazon employee on forklift moving boxes in fulfillment center
Starting an eCommerce business is exciting, but it can be easy to get caught up in expenses if you begin without proper guidelines. Therefore in FBA Monthly, we accumulated only the most essential news and handy tips to improve your business or start a new one! Enjoy!

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For most consumers, Amazon has been back to normal for a while. However, behind the scenes, for the sellers and brands that sell on Amazon, Amazon’s fulfillment operations have remained disrupted.


Let’s go over how to access your advertising reports and how to interpret them to improve your campaigns and maximize ROI.


Amazon has begun mailing third-party sellers a postcard to verify their business address. It could help Amazon weed out counterfeiters and other bad actors on its sprawling third-party marketplace.


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Good to Know

“Although they claim that they’re just sort of a hands-off platform that’s not really how they operate,” Robinson said of Amazon.


The third-party sellers today have way more options to help their enterprises survive. For those who are getting tired of growing their business, cashing out might be a great option.


Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold.


Thousands of Amazon employees, including those who developed private-label goods for the e-commerce giant, enjoyed years of access to sensitive third-party seller data, according to a new report.


A spokesperson told EcommerceBytes Amazon reduced MCF Standard fees by up to 18% and reduced Expedited fees by up to 24%.


Amazon is launching its Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) in Canada, designed to make it easier and more cost-effective for small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to obtain trademarks, protect their brands, and remove infringing goods both in Amazon’s stores and the broader marketplace.


Amazon Posts Record Marketplace Growth in Q1 2021 Amazon Marketplace grew 60% in the first quarter of 2021, the fastest in at least five years since the company started reporting third-party seller services revenue.


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Amazon will no longer allow "collectibles" in a number of categories, it told sellers in an email on Monday. Items in affected categories currently listed in "collectible" condition will have to be reclassified as "new" or "used."


The pandemic raised the need for click to shop concept, and the sales of Bezos-owned E-commerce giant Amazon saw a double rise in may itself.


It looks like Amazon sellers are getting a chance to build a more direct relationship with customers, thanks to new changes being rolled out on the marketplace.


The program enables brands to send email campaigns to existing customers about new product launches. Launching new products is challenging on the platform as positioning is based on algorithms guided by past purchasing data.


Amazon told sellers who use its Multi-Channel Fulfillment service about a new feature it’s adding when new fulfillment fees go into effect on June 1st.


Highlights from the 2020 Brand Protection Report show Amazon’s significant innovation and worldwide progress in combatting counterfeits and protecting customers and brands.


The cybersecurity team at SafetyDetectives, which conducts antivirus reviews, uncovered a database leak that appears to have exposed more than 200,000 people involved in a scam where Amazon vendors exchanged free products for fake reviews.


Amazon's brick-and-mortar operations count as a weakness, according to Saunders, who called out Kroger, Walmart and Target as all sporting a "major strategic advantage" over Amazon, and deemed Whole Foods Amazon's Achilles' heel.


If you were to pretend that Shopify was a retailer, we’re not a retailer, but pretend we were, we would be the second largest online retailer in America, after Amazon. 


Amazon told sellers who use its FBA fulfillment service it was making a change that would give them greater flexibility. But numerous sellers begged the company to reconsider.


Amazon finished 2020 with $21.3 billion in net income, making it one of the most profitable companies in the world, and in the first quarter of this year, the company posted a bottom-line result of $8.1 billion, setting a new quarterly record.


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Tips and Tricks

In this post, we will go through what the Buy Box is, how to be eligible for the Buy Box, and the frequent complications we see with winning the Buy Box.


There are a few situations that could lead a seller to stop selling a product and permanently shut down the listing. Let’s go over some of the most common reasons and ways you can address them before giving up on a product. 


It is always important to fully understand what exactly will need to be spent: the product itself, packaging and delivery of the product, advertising, promotions, services, warehouses, staff, etc.


Learn about the benefits and key processes associated with becoming an Amazon Seller to ensure you make the right choice for your business.


When a seller asked if it was okay to add handwritten notes in orders sent to Amazon customers asking them to leave reviews (the "Inserts or No Inserts" debate), it resulted in a lively discussion on the Amazon boards that's hitting some hot-button issues.


So what exactly is the Inventory Performance Index score, how is it measured, and how does it affect you? We will go over all of this and more.



An internal audit seen by POLITICO warned Amazon's senior leadership in 2015 that 4,700 of its workforce working on its own sales had unauthorized access to sensitive third-party seller data on the platform — even identifying one case in which an employee used the access to improve sales.