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#105 - New Amazon Metric to Rate Listings, Leaked Documents, and much more

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Happy Monday! This, #105 issue of FBA Monthly includes insights into the latest news on new Amazon metrics to rate listings, leaked documents, useful tips, and much more! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! Enjoy your reading!

Hot News

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.


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.


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 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.


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’ 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.



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.