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#91 - Remote Sales Tax, Amazon Tightens Liability-Insurance, and much more

Welcome to a world of Amazon news! Thank you for breaking from your busy day to read the #91 issue of FBA Monthly news. A curated digest of timely, must-read posts, the FBA Monthly news provides an in-depth look at the latest content from Amazon space. Enjoy reading!

Hot News

About a third of state tax collections come from sales taxes. After the Supreme Court's 2018 Wayfair decision, states could require e-commerce sellers to tax their residents even if the seller didn't have a physical presence there, like a store or a warehouse. We testified about the case's impacts.


Amazon is tightening its liability insurance policy for low-volume sellers. Previously, Amazon required sellers to obtain commercial liability insurance plans with deductibles up to $10,000. Now, sellers whose gross sales are $1 million or less may not have any deductible as of June 27, 2022.


Did you know that you can get started selling on Amazon practically for free? This article will teach you everything you need to know in order to get started selling on Amazon without having to open your wallet.


Good to Know

The retailer's latest Brand Protection Report highlights progress points such as stopping 2.5 million attempts to create fraudulent selling attacks.


Amazon and its lobbyists are claiming that passing Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Big Tech bill would lead to the end of Prime, or at the very least, significantly impair the service. This is such an absurd, desperate lie.


AMAZON SCAM ALERT. I've been selling on Amazon for 5 years, and this past week became the victim of a scammer using a twist on Retail Arbitrage. In reading some Amazon forum posts, it seems there has been a recent spike in this type of scam, but it may be an old game at play.


Amazon has offered to share marketplace data with sellers and boost the visibility of rival products on its platform, trying to persuade EU antitrust regulators to close their investigations without a fine by the end of the year, people familiar with the matter said.


Amazon and Cartier International A.G. filed a complaint in the Western District of Washington on Wednesday against the following Amazon seller accounts: YFXF and DOES 1-10, alleging that the defendants sold counterfeit Cartier products in the Amazon store while disguising them as non-branded.


As concerns about a looming recession grow louder, Amazon merchants are carefully tracking how consumer behavior is changing, even as experts noted that Amazon will likely prove to be a resilient channel for sellers.


While fast e-commerce growth has helped small entrepreneurs grow their businesses, brands are seeing diminishing returns in a continually growing market.


Over the past year, large-scale robberies have swept through stores like Louis Vuitton in San Francisco’s Union Square and a nearby Nordstrom, which was robbed by 80 people.


Amazon is making a change to how sellers will replenish their inventory in its fulfillment centers, it announced Wednesday, yet another change to which sellers must adapt.


Thousands of sellers from Pakistan joined the Amazon marketplace just one year after Amazon opened it to merchants from Pakistan. That’s more sellers than from India, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, or Canada.


After Business Insider wrote today about a fall shopping event Amazon is planning (its article is behind a paywall), EcommerceBytes went looking for information and confirmation.


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Tips and Tricks

New Amazon sellers hear many different abbreviations: FBA, FBM, SKU, ASIN, FNSKU. It can get confusing! One that trips up many sellers is the FNSKU. What is it? Do you need an FNSKU? How do you get an FNSKU? Keep on reading to learn more about the FNSKU barcode and how to create one.


The number of online shoppers keeps climbing every year, which means there are a lot of opportunities for e-commerce entrepreneurs. Before launching an online business, you’ll still need to choose the e-commerce platform where you’ll set it up.


Many ecommerce business owners have come to realize that a great way to generate life-changing wealth from their business is to sell it one day. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a broker and what the process looks like.


Where do you go when you’re trying to find a book? Or a dress? Or a new set of tools? Two out of three people begin looking for the product they want right where you’d expect for a 2022 consumer: Amazon.


Less than a decade ago, luxury and premium-priced brands were hesitant to sell on Amazon. Today, you can purchase anything from three-dollar toothpaste to an $18,000 Elie Saab gown on its e-commerce site.


If you are unfamiliar with Alibaba and how it works, it can be overwhelming. In this guide, we’re going to go over everything you need to know about Alibaba, so you can successfully source quality products for your private label Amazon FBA business.


Before you go for financing, take time to decide why exactly you're looking for funds: What are your business goals? Where will you spend the funds? Do you have a concrete business plan? Are you comfortable with the payback terms?


After doing product research, finding a winning product, and working with a supplier to create a private label product, Fulfillment-by-Amazon (FBA) sellers have the option to ship their products straight to Amazon’s warehouses from their supplier or to ship them to another location first, before they go to Amazon.



We're indeed at a shaky time. The market is getting hit hard and inevitably this leads to everybody in every industry asking, "What does this mean for us?"


In this episode, we recap all the latest updates, new tools, and features from June’s Bigger Better Launch program.