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#98 - Amazon Sets ‘Prime Early Access Sale’, Seller Fees Up 5%, and much more

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Happy Monday, readers! It has been a huge two weeks in Amazon news, specifically in dealing with ‘Prime Early Access Sale’, Antitrust violations, Seller fees increase, and much more! We are monitoring Amazon news to share with you only the most important one. Follow us on Twitter to not miss a thing.

Hot News

Amazon confirmed that it will hold a new online shopping event Oct. 11-12, exclusive to Prime members — seeking to replicate the effect of its annual summertime Prime Day event to boost sales during another traditional lull in the retail calendar.


The Seattle-based company said on its website that the surcharges effective April 28 are “subject to change” and apply to both clothing and non-apparel items.


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Good to Know

Brooklyn is home to 4% of the active Amazon sellers in the U.S. New York is next with 2%. Los Angeles, Miami, and Las Vegas follow it. The order of the top five has varied over the years, but it has always been the same five cities.


Amazon announced more than 20 new and improved products, tools, and features to fuel success among entrepreneurs and small businesses during its third annual seller conference, Accelerate 2022.


The U.S. state of California has filed a lawsuit against Amazon alleging that the company “stifled competition and caused increased prices across California through anticompetitive contracting practices”.


Amazon currently provides shoppers the option of selecting USPS for returns on seller-fulfilled returns. As part of a test running from September 5 through October 2, 2022, it added the option for buyers to select UPS for returns.


SellerX, one of many that jumped on the Amazon rollup bandwagon, is being sued by a game and toy company who sold it one of its successful brands in 2021, alleging SellerX is in breach of contract for failing to adequately promote it, causing sales to plummet along with the earnout potential.


If you’re working in warehousing, distribution, or online retail today, chances are you’ve wondered what the difference is between selling on Walmart and selling on Amazon.


Introduced as a pilot in partnership with minority-led community development financial institution (CDFI) Lendistry in September 2021, the Amazon Community Lending program is now rolling out as a long-term offering.


Keen to spare its customers such aggravation, Amazon.com says it “constantly compares” its prices to make sure they’re “as low or lower than all relevant competitors.”


When packages addressed to Expedia kept showing up at a Vacaville viewer's home and he couldn't get them to stop, they called me to investigate.


An elaborate black market that allows fraudulent businesses to buy experienced seller accounts on Amazon—inheriting their good reputation and reviews in the process—is screwing consumers and leading some innocent people to have their identity stolen, Insider reported Monday.


The number of small- and medium-sized businesses in Britain selling over Amazon increased by more than 25 percent in 2021 — a growth rate far exceeding those posted by businesses in Germany, France or Italy.


Global giants like Ebay and Amazon that set out to democratise the online economy have ended up replicating real-world business hierarchies. The challenge now is to ensure that they serve users’ interests as well as their own.


For a company like Simpli Home, which has positioned itself as a high-spec, direct-to-consumer furniture business, partnering with Amazon eight years ago meant getting in on the ground floor of what has become an estimated $11.2 billion category for the retailing giant.


Over the past month, the mobile-only marketplace has emerged as the top performer in the Nasdaq Golden Dragon China Index, with shares soaring 43 percent and outpacing larger e-commerce rivals Alibaba and JD.com.


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Tips and Tricks

The fourth quarter of the year (or Q4) is an excellent opportunity to increase your Amazon sales. Q4 decides the fate of an entire year, and it can affect up to 60% of the annual turnover in some businesses. In short, it is a massive opportunity for anyone serious about their Amazon business.


You may launch a successful company on Amazon if you take the right action and invest the time. With enough flex time, you may even be able to leave your job and work from home full-time.


In this article, we will outline the types of deals and discounts Amazon makes available to sellers and how you can utilize them to help drive awareness and sales for your products.


In the past few years, Amazon has been the answer and solution to the financial problems of many individuals looking for diverse ways to make money on their terms. It is not uncommon to see many online today benefitting from Amazon’s extensive marketing privileges as retailers.


Many of us appreciate the convenience of shopping on Amazon, and with Amazon Prime, you can have something delivered in a matter of hours. But scammers are trying to take advantage of Amazon’s popularity.


If you’re a brand owner who’s been considering registering your brand with Amazon, then you’re in the right place. In this post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about the Amazon Brand Registry including what it is, who can join, and the benefits of enrolling.


If you are planning to sell your products on Amazon, there are a few factors to keep in mind that will help accelerate your sales. Since the platform is so vast, it can feel overwhelming in the beginning.



We went to the Amazon Accelerate event, and we can say that it's, by far, the best Amazon event they have put on. We witnessed how Amazon is stepping up on their customer care as they release new features that help Amazon sellers launch products and sell better on the platform.