#105 - New Amazon Metric to Rate Listings, Leaked Documents, and much more
Amazon Introduces New Metric to Rate Listings
Amazon introduced a new metric that rates one aspect of sellers’ product detail pages. The “Potential Sales Lift” metric identifies listings that are missing key attributes – but goes further by showing sellers how much their sales might improve if they spend the time to add the missing attributes to their listings.
Leaked Documents Show Amazon's Seller Lending Business is Booming. But The Company's Economists are Worried About Defaulters
Amazon's lending program is part of a broader business to business payments and lending team, known internally as ABPL. The group also offers other services, like invoice financing to sellers and co-branded credit cards.
How To Make Your Amazon Product Images More Engaging
You can use a few tricks to make your images "talk" to your buyers. A product photography agency can also help with this task. However, not every Amazon product photography service can create highly engaging images.
Good to Know
Amazon Hit with Technical Issues Saturday Afternoon
Amazon buyers were having trouble with orders on Saturday afternoon, and sellers noticed a cessation of orders for several hours. It's wasn't clear if orders were processed and simply delayed, or if no orders were actually processed during the period.
Amazon Aims to Ease eCommerce Headaches With Box-Free Returns
The news comes at the close of a year that has seen the eCommerce giant’s stock price drop by 50%, and at a time when consumers are returning less merchandise than they purchase online.
‘My Community Made’ – New Online Marketplace to Compete with Etsy, Amazon Handmade
‘My Community Made’ is a new ecommerce destination by the tiny (their words, not ours) web development company Fisher Tech Solutions LLC in Wales, MA, trying to compete with Etsy in attracting artists and crafters to join its startup online marketplace.
Will Amazon Deliver Third-Party Seller Packages by Drone?
Six months after Amazon said it would begin drone deliveries in two American towns by the end of the year, it’s a reality. Local news media are reporting that delivery by drone began just days before Christmas.
Marketplaces Are Taking Over Ecommerce. Here's What Retailers Can Gain by Joining the Movement Now
For the past two years, a dominant trend has been reshaping ecommerce. Enterprise marketplaces — online platforms that allow businesses to integrate a network of third-party sellers into their ecommerce strategy — have taken hold in every corner of the internet economy.
Managing Returns Begins Before the Holiday Season
Heegan is CEO of Boxzooka, a fulfillment and logistics service for online merchants and brands. Managing the cost of returns is a major challenge for merchants, and they should track those expenses, he said.
Amazon and EU Commission Reach Agreement Over Two Antitrust Probes
December 2022 will be remembered as a time of great change regarding the way some Amazon business practices operate in Europe. The EU Commission and Amazon have settled two antitrust cases signaling an end to competition probes throughout Europe.
An Interview with Amazon’s Keri Cusick on Small-Business Empowerment
Products from third-party sellers represent almost 60% of the units sold on Amazon, and of the nearly 2 million sellers that do business on the platform, most of them are small or medium-sized.
The Downside of Putting an Amazon Store in Vacation Mode
Every year, marketplace sellers debate whether they should put their store in vacation mode ahead of Christmas. It may be because they’re taking personal time off or because they fear negative consequences of impatient buyers not receiving their item in time to give as gifts.
Amazon's Third-Party and Small Business Sellers Lead ‘Record Breaking’ Holiday
This, as the digital retail giant said Thursday (Dec 29) that small businesses (SMBs) sold nearly half a billion items in the U.S. alone, as the company's third-party selling partners now account for nearly 60% of total sales.
Amazon May Soon be Held Liable for Counterfeits on Its Platform
For years, many luxury brands have resisted selling on Amazon for a simple reason: They desire an exclusive, brand-controlled shopping experience, and Amazon’s lawless, Wild-West approach to shopping hasn’t been conducive.
Amazon Sellers Wonder How to Comply with Supplier Rules
Sellers are balking at Amazon's newly updated standards on suppliers. In a post on January 3rd, Amazon said it updated its Supply Chain Standards, with which all sellers must comply.
Amazon Ups Efforts to Cash in on China's Cross-Border E-Commerce
US tech company Amazon is ramping up efforts to help Chinese merchants sell high-quality and innovative products to the world by improving its logistics and supply chain services, scaling up its localization input and providing training courses for sellers to develop their cross-border e-commerce capabilities.
Tips and Tricks
How to Know If You Hired the Right Amazon PPC Company
To take your Amazon business to the next level, you must choose a reliable and experienced Amazon PPC Company. Knowing whether or not you chose the right company can take time; often, determining success comes down to trial and error.
Amazon Best Sellers and Trending Products in January 2023
At Jungle Scout, we dive into Amazon product and category data to identify product opportunities and track ecommerce trends. This article dives into some of Amazon’s best sellers over the past 30 days and their changing product sales and revenue.
How To Choose the Right Data Feed & Optimize for High-Performance
Data plays a key role in ecommerce. Product data feeds provide all the essential information about your business’s online product offerings. There are many places to send this data, but the struggle is real for many ecommerce marketers who don’t know how to tell if Amazon or Google is the best data feed.
CASH IN I’m Only 24 but Make $300k from My Amazon Side Hustle – My Four Simple Tips to Make You Rich in 2023
Kade told Business Insider: "Growing up, Trevor has just been my role model. "I've always wanted to do the things he did, the sports he played, the clothes he wore, and the music he listened to."
How To Overcome Competition On Amazon, Even As A First-Timer
Amazon, the leading U.S. e-retailer, seems to be becoming increasingly attractive for e-commerce newcomers wishing to sell online successfully. With $314 billion in net sales in the United States alone in 2021, this marketplace, indeed, is a force to be reckoned with in the e-commerce industry.
How to Be Successful with Amazon Advertising
While selling on Amazon is one of the best ways to get an audience, it takes more than just putting up your products and letting the sales roll in. Instead, your eCommerce store needs to find a way to get the right eyes on your products and help buyers find you. Amazon ads can help you do just that.
Product Research 2023 Guide: How to Find Profitable Products
If you want to learn how to research and validate product ideas to sell online, then keep on reading, and learn, step-by-step, how to find profitable products for your business.
Legal Expertise for your Amazon Business ft. Paul Rafelson of SellerBasics
Paul is the founder of SellerBasics, a company that helps Amazon sellers navigate legal issues. He formed SellerBasics because he saw that many lawyers and consultants claiming to help Amazon sellers were not well-equipped to do so. Paul's mission is to strengthen the Amazon seller community and protect them from large organizations that bully them.