#102 - Amazon Rising Selling Fees, Sellers' Facial Recognition, and much more
Amazon Shakes Up Selling Fees for 2023 – How It Breaks Down
Nearly 60% of the items sold on Amazon come from third-party sellers, but it will cost more for sellers to store their items in Amazon Fulfillment Centers beginning in January.
Amazon FBA in 2023: Trends from 2022 and What We Predict for the New Year
Let’s look to the future and make new predictions for how running an FBA business will differ in 2023. Then we’ll see how Jungle Scout’s 2022 forecast held up to what happened this year.
Fulfillment by Amazon Chokehold
Amazon has tied selling on Amazon to its fulfillment service, FBA. But it now chaotically restricts how much space it allocates to sellers while at the same time raising fees.
How Micro-Influencer giveaways have helped brands 5X revenue
Good to Know
US E-Commerce Sales Surpass $1 Trillion
E-commerce spending in the U.S. exceeded $1 trillion over the past twelve months. A milestone that pre-pandemic trends predicted would only occur in 2024.
New Amazon Seller Protection Praised but Exposes the Haves and Have-Nots
“Today, we are launching Account Health Assurance, a new benefit for sellers who consistently achieve a high Account Health Rating (AHR).
Amazon to Test Facial Recognition Technology to Verify Seller Identity
Amazon will test facial recognition, forgery detection, and other automated technologies as a new alternative for verifying the identities of online sellers.
The 2022 USPS Postage Rate Increase and How It Affects Amazon Sellers
Amazon sellers should be aware of the 2022 USPS Postage Rate Increase and its benefits. This increase is designed to offset the extra handling costs that the USPS will incur. It’s part of USPS’ more significant effort to achieve financial stability.
Online Retailers Offer Fake Discounts on Black Friday, UF Researchers Say
New University of Florida research reveals the way online retailers raise product list prices to offer fake discounts to customers that are actually more expensive than the list price just weeks earlier. It’s a practice sure to impact many holiday shoppers searching for Black Friday deals online.
Amazon Launches Cash Advance Program for Marketplace Sellers
Merchant cash advance is a new financing option that Amazon has introduced for small company sellers. The advance is given by Parafin, an American company that offers expansion finance to sellers.
Save Time, Avoid Price Wars & Maximize Profits with Seller Snap's AI Amazon Repricer
Black Friday Warning Over Popular Online 'Fake Review' Amazon Scams
Security experts are warning shoppers to stay vigilant this winter - as thousands are expected to flock to popular sites like Amazon come November 25, to get their hands on highly sought-after tech goods for a generously discounted rate.
Today, We Need to Make Amazon Pay
From the United States to Bangladesh, from Germany to South Africa, Amazon will face coordinated strikes and protests today demanding that the company raises wages above inflation for all its workers and stops its union busting.
In His First Interview, Thrasio’s New CEO Puts Company Turmoil In The Rear-View Mirror
Greg Greeley, optimistic about e-commerce, is pushing Thrasio to keep growing after a period of layoffs, executive turnover and paused acquisitions.
Amazon Customers Are Less Happy Than They Were a Decade Ago. What Happened?
WSJ shared a recent survey from investment firm Evercore ISI, which demonstrated that the number of customers who said they were "extremely" or "very satisfied" with Amazon has decreased significantly, from a peak of 88% nearly a decade ago to 79% in 2022.
Germany Widens Antitrust Probes of Amazon to Loop in Special Abuse Controls
Germany’s antitrust watchdog has moved to widen an existing investigation of Amazon’s business in the market in light of special abuse powers it confirmed are applicable to the ecommerce giant’s business in the country this summer.
Is Amazon Pushing Prices Higher? Legal Wars Are Waging to Prove It
The e-commerce giant is again touting discounts for Black Friday, but regulators claim Amazon's rules make online shopping more expensive.
Self-Preferencing in Digital Markets
The recent judgment by the General Court (GC) upholding the EC’s decision confirmed that self-preferencing by a dominant firm can be a stand-alone abuse in certain circumstances.
Amazon Settlement With EU Antitrust Regulators Possible by Year End
According to recent reports provided by various sources, Amazon will be able to end two EU investigations by the end of the year by addressing concerns over its seller data.
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Tips and Tricks
How to Sell on Amazon Handmade
We’ll tell you all about Amazon Handmade, explore the requirements for becoming a Handmade seller, compare Amazon Handmade vs. Etsy, and more.
Secrets of Doing Online Arbitrage in 2023!
Arbitrage sounds like a term from the financial dictionary – but don’t let that fool you. If you are interested in making money with online arbitrage, read on to learn more about how it works and how to get started immediately.
How Influencers Use Amazon to Earn Money, from Affiliate Links to Livestreaming
Amazon offers a number of programs for content creators to monetize their audiences.The e-commerce giant has affiliate-marketing tools and ways to sell products live. Here are some of the ways influencers are earning money on Amazon, and how much they've made.
Click Trickery: How to Get Your Product on Page One of Amazon
Customers don't read listings on Amazon, they only look at images, and there are some simple ways to use imagery to boost clicks, increase sales and improve rankings, an e-commerce specialist has revealed.
Expert Shares How Sellers Can Best Navigate Amazon
“Amazon is a place where so many brands can get discovered, and so many people go to discover new brands,” said McGinn when explaining Amazon’s potential to uplift specialty food businesses.
What Is a Unique Selling Proposition?
Continue reading to learn more about what a unique selling proposition is, why your products need one, and some real-life examples of Amazon products with killer unique selling propositions.
Amazon Launch And Reimbursement Strategies For 2023
Today we have two guests, one has sold tens of millions of dollars on Amazon, and the other has helped sellers get tens of millions of dollars reimbursed by Amazon.