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#72 - Big Change From Amazon On The Way, and much more

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Welcome to FBA Monthly! Thank you so much for joining us here. It has been tons of news in Amazon space during the past two weeks, but we read it all to select for you only important ones. Please don't forget to follow us on Twitter to not miss a thing!

Hot News

“There’s only one company in e-commerce that matters and it’s Amazon. And what are they doing? They are trying to become Walmart.


In a fair and honest marketplace, exchanges are voluntary on both sides. All of this begs the question: Would you willingly work with Amazon given their terms of service as a seller?


Imagine the feeling when you're suddenly informed you owe $91,000 in marketplace fees, but it's a mistake. And then after a month of trying to get it fixed, your bill climbs to $181,000...


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Good to Know

China makes about half of the global supply of protective masks. But it stopped exporting them in the first quarter of 2020 to maintain its domestic supply.


Beginning October 1st, shoppers on Amazon will have until January 31, 2022 to return items they purchase as the marketplace institutes its extended holiday-returns policy for a second year.


“When you open a retail business, you like selling, but in the end, you wind up spending 80% of your time with operations,” Miranda said.


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In the last few years, Amazon has increased seller fees, decreased storage limits, and replaced organic search results and product recommendations with paid advertising spots.


This seems to suggest that many unscrupulous Chinese sellers were significantly impacted by the Amazon crackdown and threatened the “made in China, sold on Amazon” business model.


Jon Elder is the Founder of the Black Label Advisor, sharing exclusive services and experience through a private label lens.


Amazon and Lendistry announced a joint pilot program, Amazon Community Lending, aimed at driving growth opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) selling in Amazon’s store. The program is a new business financing option through Amazon Lending.


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We spoke to Ben and Logan about how their decision to pursue ecommerce has paid off, and learned why Amazon is the gift that keeps on giving.


"We cannot allow corporations to put profit over people," Newsom, a Democrat, said in a news release announcing he had signed the law.


Global marketplace seller Pattern has surveyed brands selling on Amazon in Europe and the Middle East to determine how they utilise features of the platform, and their key pain points with the marketplace.


It’s no surprise Amazon is going all out in its planned department stores but details including private-label brands and technology-rich dressing rooms give customers even more reason to anticipate the new brick-and-mortar locations — whenever and wherever they open.


Statista report notes that one of the biggest e-commerce players, Amazon, generated about $80.5 billion in 2020. Making a dent in this big sector is the UK-based startup Boulevard, which calls itself an online marketplace “super seller.” It has now raised £2.2 million seed investment.


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Tips and Tricks

If you are a seller, you should familiarize yourself with the available opportunities to set up and grow your businesses. Finding FBA wholesale suppliers may be one of the things that you will need to do. Find out how this can be achieved.


Where do you start? We spoke to Amazon expert James Pitts-Drake (CEO and founder of Optimizon) to find out five ways an Amazon seller can prepare for Black Friday.


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Brand Registry is a powerful tool for brand owners with products being sold on Amazon. What features does it provide and where does it fall short?


The article deeps into the impact of Amazon’s intended partnership with Affirm to provide Buy Now, Pay Later services.



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