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#104 - Amazon Raising Fees for Sellers, Year in Review, and much more

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Greetings and good day to all subscribers! The new year is just around the corner, but FBA Monthly is here with the #104 issue of important news and handy tips, to prepare you for 2023. Follow us on Twitter to not miss any updates.

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E-commerce spending in the U.S. exceeded $1 trillion, yet the industry appeared in despair marked by crashing valuations and employee layoffs. The fifth edition of the Year in Review is a collection of the most interesting stories this year.


These predictions are driven by the trends we see from Amazon, as well as what strategies we are seeing success with for our clients. So, in surveying our Amazon Ads management team, these are the top five things we are expecting to see in the coming year.


In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about Amazon conversion rates and how to increase your Amazon sales. How to find your conversion rate on Amazon. What is a good conversion rate on Amazon? Tips to increase your conversion rate on Amazon.


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What does 2023 have in store for retailers? The answer is a bit of a mixed bag. Though inflation and increased costs are putting pressure on everyone from consumers to retailers, there are huge opportunities for growth if you know where to look. And luckily for you, we do. Here are our analysts’ takes on the biggest retail trends of 2023.


As much as we love talking about our own shopping finds on the Strategist, we’re equally interested in what our readers are buying. And while we regularly round up your favorites in our monthly “Your Shopping Cart” feature, at the end of the year we like to take a bird’s-eye view, analyzing the shopping trends and patterns that emerged during the previous twelve months.


What you need to know: Shipping corrections charges are additional fees carriers charge after a shipping label is purchased and when dimensions or weight do not match the values provided.


The e-commerce giant avoided a fine, but will make a variety of changes regulators believe will help independent merchants who had raised alarms about Amazon’s tactics.


Amazon has wisely expanded Prime membership benefits beyond offering fast and free delivery to shoppers; Prime members have various other reasons to visit Amazon.com.


Amazon redesigned fulfillment reports for sellers who use its FBA fulfillment service, it announced on Thursday, and it added a report scheduling feature.


While the competition has increased on Amazon and other ecommerce platforms, so has the demand for online shopping — 63% of consumers start their product searches on Amazon. In this article, we’ll explain why selling on Amazon FBA in 2023 is still worth it.


Not surprisingly, many sellers are seeking additional sales channels. Capterra’s 2022 Amazon Seller Survey found 99% of respondents who sell solely on Amazon plan to diversify in 2023.


Amazon is raising the fees it charges sellers for its Multichannel Fulfillment (MCF) program, saying the hike comes with enhancements like app integrations with BigCommerce, Adobe/Magento and Wix — not Shopify — but sellers are complaining, saying they’ll be priced out of the offering.


Although 71% of sellers using eCommerce marketplaces view the platforms as essential and report a 90% satisfaction rate, some are expecting to branch out, and the impact could be seismic.


Amazon hopes to figure out social commerce before social networks can solve shopping. It announced TikTok-like functionality that could turn Amazon into a discovery destination.


Amazon posted a reminder to sellers to renew their liability insurance, but it included in its announcement a link to a page that displayed another seller’s user name when landing there.


It’s a scam in which third-party sellers from online marketplaces such as Amazon, Walmart and eBay — the three largest — try to boost their rankings in the hopes of getting more people to see their online stores and buy their wares.


Shipping companies may make things easy for you by charging a reasonable cost to expand the number of customers they serve. Preparing to send LTL and truckload shipments of substantial volume is vital to Amazon fulfilment centers. Shipping to Amazon FBA Rapid Express Freight makes it simple to dispatch items safely and on schedule.


Intelligent eCommerce solutions offer businesses a smart lesson in how to adapt during tough times. In the face of growing inflationary pressures, rising interest rates and other macro headwinds, consumers are increasingly comparison shopping around price and convenience.


Tips and Tricks

This calendar will allow you to plan months in advance for important dates and help you decide when you should prepare for certain events, seasons, Amazon deadlines, and even tax deadlines. Staying organized and remaining ahead of the game will give you an edge over your competitors and help you grow your Amazon sales.


Making as many sales as possible is the objective of every Amazon seller. Many aspects affect a customer’s choice to buy your products, including how well it ranks in keyword search results, the number and quality of reviews, if it contains informative language and high-quality photographs, shipment time, and of course, pricing.


This article takes a look at the fees you’ll pay as an Amazon seller, breaking them out into four distinct sections: Fees all sellers must pay, regardless if they’re an FBA or FBM seller. The fees you’ll pay as an FBA (ie. Fulfilled by Amazon) seller. The fees (and costs) you’ll pay as an FBM (ie. Fulfilled by Merchant) seller. Finally, Amazon’s miscellaneous, optional services fees.


It can be very difficult to work your way up to the top of search engine results. Even if your company already has a little visibility and traction, you may want to take a proven tactic to break into the mix: Move to a third-party selling strategy.


Many people have become interested in Amazon FBA’s model over time. This led to an ongoing influx of participants and an ongoing daily escalation of the competition.


SIDE hustles are reaching new levels, with some turning to reselling things on Amazon to make a profit. TikToker Hasan Knaffy often posts tips and tricks on realty and side hustles for his almost 111,000 followers on the platform.



There are many popular strategies to make money reselling on Amazon, and today we’re going to talk about one strategy that we don’t recommend you attempt: drop shipping. Listen today to hear about what drop shipping is, why some Amazon sellers like the idea of it, and the big risks associated with drop shipping.