#103 - Amazon Fee Hike Fallout, Unicorns Built on Amazon, and much more
Unicorns Built on Amazon Marketplace
All of the hundreds of billions of Amazon GMV involves external software. It’s an invisible layer surrounding Amazon with a combined enterprise value of tens of billions of dollars.
Amazon Fee Hike Fallout: Small Businesses Flock To Walmart, Other Platforms in 2023
According to Capterra research, nearly half (48%) of third-party Amazon sellers say new holiday fulfillment fees will impact profitability—and they’re overwhelmingly looking to competitors for lower costs
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Statistics 2022 – The Top Gifts Sold on Amazon
As two of the year’s biggest retail events come to a close, Jungle Scout has compiled a list of some of the most anticipated holiday gifts of 2022 to examine sales performance on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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Good to Know
Amazon Dominates Holiday Gift Shopping In 2022
Amazon isn’t the only one making an impact on gift shopping this year: online shopping is hugely popular, with extended Black Friday deals drawing people to all sorts of products.
Amazon Sellers Need Antitrust at Top of Congress’ To-Do List in Lame Duck Session
Now that the dust has settled after Election Day, lawmakers have headed back to Washington for a lame duck session that is anything but lame. From averting a government shutdown to the National Defense Authorization Act, Congress has a laundry list of pressing legislative matters that it needs to address.
Amazon Reportedly Agrees to Treat Sellers Better to End EU Antitrust Probes
Amazon also agreed to create alternate featured offers for customers less concerned about getting their purchase as quickly as possible, as well as give sellers free rein to decide on the company they want to deliver their goods.
Going Viral: Amazon’s ‘#1 Best Seller’ Scammers
Bloomberg's Spencer Soper, Caroline Hyde and Ed Ludlow discuss how some merchants are putting popular items like car phone mounts in such slow-selling categories as car axles to make them look like top sellers.
Tackling the Daunting Task of Recouping Unjustified Amazon Seller Fees
Sellers on Amazon face a potentially lower bottom line this holiday season as they wait for partial refunds of wrongly calculated seller fees. Often, the wait drags on with little or no money returned.
Amazon Outage Frustrates Sellers and Shoppers
Some Amazon.com shoppers could not complete checkout Dec. 7. Some sellers also felt the impact as sales nosedived during the Amazon outage.
Bermuda Triangle at Amazon Fulfillment Centers?
Amazon is obsessed with inventory turnover, which is how fast products ship out after they’re stocked on fulfillment center shelves.
Amazon Briefing: How Amazon’s cash advance program is part of a new wave of financing
Amazon is expanding a new cash advance service for sellers next year, part of a growing crop of short-term financial services catering to e-commerce businesses amid a drop in venture spending.
Amazon Seller M&A Market Active Despite Aggregator Struggles
Amazon seller acquisitions declined only slightly in 2022 despite slow e-commerce growth and rising interest rates. Seller valuations have decreased, but more buyers that don’t call themselves aggregators allowed strong businesses to stay in demand.
Amazon Being Targeted by Connecticut Official for 'Rampant' Fake Reviews
An analysis by the fraudulent-review-detection service Fakespot of 720 million Amazon reviews in 2020 found that about 42 percent were bogus.
Amazon Hopes to ‘Inspire’ Sales With Social Commerce
Our research found that 61% and 56% of the populations across the 11 countries we studied engaged in those activities — 31% and 25%, respectively, doing so on a daily basis.
A Staggering Number Of Amazon Employees Quit This Year. Here's Why
Amazon has seen enormous employee losses over the course of 2022. Engadget reports that employee attrition rates rose to as high as 150% this year, and this should be alarming for a number of reasons.
Amazon Ad Verification Program Buys Access to Your Phone’s Soul for $2 a Month
The ad-verification scheme is similar to demised programs from other tech giants, like Google, and gives Amazon access to members' phone data to learn about how they interact with advertisements.
Amazon Promotions Show Last Mile Critical to Long-Term Strategy
For Amazon, alternatives to the doorstep as final point of interaction will do much to keep its customers, and merchants engaged and loyal — where users make their purchases on Amazon but make the journey to the local store/warehouse of the seller to pick up the goods.
Amazon Makes Unbranded Packaging the Default for Off-Amazon MCF Orders
That’s helpful for sellers who wish to put their own brand front and center, but it also helps them comply with policies for sales made through other platforms like Walmart that don’t allow sellers to ship orders in packages branded with their rival’s logos.
How a Blown-Glass Artist Found Success as an Amazon Handmade Seller
Watch artist Dehanna Jones create blown-glass pieces at her studio in Seattle, and learn how she maintains her art practice and a small business.
How Micro-Influencer giveaways have helped brands 5X revenue
Tips and Tricks
How to Finance Your Amazon Business
As you launch and grow your business, you may find yourself looking for Amazon business financing to expand your operations and increase your product offerings — but this usually requires additional working capital that not every seller or small business owner has.
3 Last-Minute Amazon Optimization Tips for The Tolidays
Here's how you can optimize your Amazon product listings, attract last-minute shoppers and get a slice of the holiday sales pie.
2022 Amazon FBA Product Research – Live Video Tutorials
This article will act as a one-stop shop for how to do product research for Amazon. We’ll provide a quick overview of Amazon product research and links to our Live Amazon Product Research Webinar Series!
A Guide on How and Where to Buy Wholesale Products to sell on Amazon
Amazon is an excellent platform for selling your products. However, you need to research before listing your products on Amazon because many other sellers also have an account on this platform. This guide will help you find out how to buy wholesale products on Amazon.
What Is Online Arbitrage? A Guide to Amazon Sellers
What if there was a new way to make money through eCommerce – one that bypasses all the hard work of traditional arbitrage and instead has you using the major benefits of order fulfillment by Amazon?!
The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Seller Loans
Amazon is an e-commerce giant and one of the main players in online markets. Active online shoppers must have come across this platform loads of times, as it seems to be an immense warehouse that contains every single thing you need.
Using Video Ads: What Is Amazon OTT?
In this article, we will cover the following: What is Amazon OTT advertising? Who is eligible to use OTT ads. What are the benefits of Amazon OTT ads? Best practices for Amazon OTT ads.
How to Handle Post-Christmas Price Drops
As Christmas approaches, you may be wondering if you, as an Amazon seller. can navigate the treacherous waters of your competition dropping their prices, sometime drastically, soon after Christmas day.