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#78 - Marketplaces Year in Review 2021, and more

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The fourth edition of Year in Review is a collection of stories, insights, and data, all told through forty charts. 2021 was the year of broken supply chains, Amazon aggregators, more advertising, Shopify’s almost-marketplace, and one unanswered question - did the pandemic boost e-commerce after all?


Organized retail has become a growing concern for companies, says the National Retail Federation. According to an October 2020 survey, organized retail crime costs retailers an average of $700,000 per $1 billion in sales.


New to Amazon is the Amazon Seller Central Partner Network (ASCPN), which combines the previous Marketplace Appstore and Service Provider Network.


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The homeowner had reportedly ordered 2,000 computer printers, removed the ink cartridges, and discarded the printers and boxes in his back yard where they sat for nearly a year.


CEOs of nearly two dozen retail companies threw their weight today behind legislation aimed at marketplaces like Amazon and eBay in a letter to congressional leaders.


The FTC warns that if a merchant other than Amazon.com asks for payment by an Amazon gift card, it’s probably a scam.


Amazon's business practices are facing scrutiny not just in the U.S., but also around the globe. Amazon was hit with a record $1.28 billion antitrust fine this week.


Sellers who sign up for Amazon VAT services will begin paying a monthly fee right away, the marketplace informed sellers who list internationally in a post on the US Seller Central Announcement board.


This year, retailers plagued by supply chain snafus and inventory out-of-stock warnings, lost their web traffic to Amazon.com.


Amazon aggregators raised over $12 billion in 2021 - that’s at least a billion dollars for twelve months in a row. The amount raised includes both equity and debt financing.


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A new report by American research organisation the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) claims that those independent sellers are paying an ever-steeper price to access Amazon's platform.


However, Amazon fights against the very regulation that would allow the government to do that under the guise of protecting sellers’ privacy.


A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for hours, raising questions about the vulnerability of the internet and its concentration in the hands of a few firms.


Not many people can say they had a book hit the top five on one of Amazon’s Best Seller lists. Even fewer can say they did that at just 20 years old, and with their first book.


According to a press release issued last Thursday from Italy’s competition authority , Amazon harmed competitors in the market for e-commerce logistics services by unfairly favoring its own logistics service, Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA).


Everyone has an online marketplace. What should investors do with it? The channel that allows third-party sellers to list, sell, and ship items on established retailer sites has a bit of time. Grocery chain Kroger KR 2.31%


Tips and Tricks

Before we start our discussion on how to unlock the locked Amazon account, it is better to talk about the reasons why Amazon suspends or locks an account.


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Learning how to sell on Amazon takes just five simple steps: conduct market research, set up your seller account, add products, attract your customers and get reviews.


A perfect storm of labor shortages, port congestion and unprecedented consumer demand is creating a dilemma for direct-to-consumer brands.


Like the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, you can’t step into the same river twice—and the same thing could be said about the world of data analytics.



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