#104 - Amazon Raising Fees for Sellers, Year in Review, and much more
Marketplace Pulse Year in Review 2022
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.
Experts Share 5 Amazon Predictions for 2023
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.
How to Increase Your Amazon Conversion Rate in 2023
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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Good to Know
5 Retail Trends That Will Shape 2023: Social Commerce, Retail Media, and More
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.
Year in Review: How Strategist Readers Shopped in 2022
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.
Amazon Sellers to Face New Return Shipping Fees in 2023
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.
Amazon Agrees to Change Some Business Practices in E.U. Settlement
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 Growing Moat Via Prime Advancements
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 Redesigns Fulfillment Reports for FBA Sellers
Amazon redesigned fulfillment reports for sellers who use its FBA fulfillment service, it announced on Thursday, and it added a report scheduling feature.
Is Selling on Amazon FBA Still Worth It in 2023?
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.
Amid FBA Fee Hikes, Sellers Consider Alternatives
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 Raising Fees for MCF Sellers
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.
Amazon Sellers Expand to New Channels for Audiences and Sales
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 Attempts Social Commerce
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.
Panic Ensues When Amazon Displays Wrong Seller Name
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.
Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Other Sellers, Targeted With Scam That Could Compromise Your Accounts
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 to Amazon FBA Rapid Express Freight
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.
Automated Tools Help eCommerce Sellers Weather Economic Headwinds
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
Key Dates for Ecommerce Businesses to Know: Your 2023 Calendar
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.
Pricing Competitively on Amazon: A Simple Guide
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.
Amazon FBA Fees: How They Work and How to Profit as a Seller
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.
7 Things to Plan When Choosing a Third-Party Selling Strategy
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.
Launching an Amazon FBA Business in 2023: Read the Guidelines
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.
I Make Extra $1,000 a Month from My Side Hustle With Little Effort – Here’s How I Do It
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.
Why We Don’t Recommend Drop Shipping for Amazon Sellers
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.