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#119 - Why Amazon Sellers Were Suspended? Prime Day's TikTok Takeover, and more

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Welcome to Issue #119 of FBA Monthly, your curated newsletter for Amazon Sellers! In this edition, we've distilled the most essential news and useful tips to help you stay ahead in the dynamic world of e-commerce. Whether you're a seasoned seller or just starting your journey on Amazon, we've got you covered with the latest updates, expert insights, and actionable strategies to boost your sales and optimize your FBA business. Let's dive in and discover the keys to success in this ever-evolving marketplace!

Hot News

Videos tagged with #primeday, #primeday2023, and #amazonprimeday2023 were viewed at least 400 million times on TikTok in 48 hours starting on July 11th. The number has doubled every year for the past few years. In 2019 it was virtually zero. TikTok has become more popular in the U.S., and its users have started watching more shopping-related content.


E-commerce juggernaut Amazon continues to grapple with an issue that has plagued its platform—false reviews. Whether a false review is fabricated, biased, or does not genuinely reflect the experiences or opinions of customers, false reviews pose a problem for both customers purchasing products and businesses selling their products on the Amazon Marketplace.


Federal prosecutors said on Friday it was Amazon's practice not to share with sellers the reason behind their account suspensions, which had led some consultants to bribe Amazon employees to obtain "internal annotations" in an effort to help their clients get reinstated.


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Good to Know

Amazon announced it is working to bring USPS Ground Advantage (GA) to its Buy Shipping shipping-label service. As it noted in Thursday’s announcement, GA consolidates what was formerly First Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground, and Parcel Select Cubic.


Extensiv (formerly 3PL Central) — delivering omnichannel software solutions for warehouse, inventory, and order management — today announced a summary of key findings from its 1H 2023 Market Insights research.


Amazon has officially opened applications for the third instalment of the annual Amazon Launchpad Innovation Awards. This exciting competition offers support to emerging, innovative European startups and a chance to win a grand prize, that includes €100,000.


On July 5, talks between delivery giant UPS and American labor union International Brotherhood of Teamsters reached an impasse over higher wages. Workers are set to strike if the union and UPS don’t reach an agreement by July 31, which is the day the contract expires.


Urgent Resolution Needed: Difficulty Printing Ground Advantage Labels on Amazon Seller Platform - Amazon's Inconsistent Preparedness and Uninformed Customer Service.


Today begins what has become one of the biggest shopping events of the year — Amazon’s annual Prime Day member sales event. And while Amazon itself will make a pretty penny over the next two days (U.S. sales are expected to be up about 10% from last year to approximately $8 billion).


Amazon Prime Day was a smash hit this year in terms of sales volume. In total, 375 million items were shipped with Prime Day deals, with Tuesday and Wednesday as Amazon’s two biggest shopping days ever. Now it comes down to proving it worked.


Amazon seller consultant Ephraim “Ed” Rosenberg was sentenced Friday to probation and house arrest for his involvement in a scheme to bribe company employees for confidential data to help his clients. Amazon seller consultant Ephraim “Ed” Rosenberg was sentenced Friday to probation and house arrest for his involvement in a scheme to bribe company employees for confidential data to help his clients.


DAVID HAS SPENT the past two and a half years building a top-selling store on Amazon. From his office in Shanghai, China, he sells craft products to customers, most of whom are in the US. He has had to work hard to get to the top of sales rankings.


What if they threw a huge online sale, and nobody came? Yes, Tuesday marks the beginning of Prime Day, the Amazon-invented discounted shopping...Yes, Tuesday marks the beginning of Prime Day, the Amazon-invented discounted shopping event designed as a Black Friday-style feeding frenzy in mid-summer. But shareholders have lost their zeal for the Bezos-invented holiday.


'Tis the season for two-day shipping ... and woefully wondering whether you're doing yourself, the environment and the economy a disservice by buying into Amazon's Prime Day, the retail behemoth's annual July sale known for rampant markdowns and low prices. Below, we've rounded up a few arguments both for and against the de facto holiday for anyone deciding how best to celebrate.


CFRA Research analyst Arun Sundaram said Amazon's U.S. Prime Day discounts this year are mostly deeper than in previous years. The online retailer is marking 60% off Gap (GPS.N) clothing, 50% off on Sony headphones and 40% off Peloton (PTON.O) exercise bikes, according to Bank of America.


Amazon’s latest tool - Account Health Rating - will help sellers adhere to Amazon policies and maintain great account health. The new Account Health Rating (AHR) is based on easy-to-understand metric that gives sellers an overall state of their account health, by assigning a numerical value indicating if their account is "Healthy," “At-Risk,” or “Unhealthy”.


An Amazon seller was shocked at how difficult it was to take ownership of a mistake they'd made as a buyer and said they now understood why customers felt "so entitled to free stuff."


Many of us have fallen victim to an 'expectation versus reality' experience after ordering online: but even serial online shoppers with the lowest of expectations - yes, those of you who fill your baskets on Shein and Temu - couldn't prepare for this.


150 brands had Prime Day discounts on their websites this year based on Marketplace Pulse data; it was the 2nd year Prime Day deals were available beyond Amazon. Relative to the size of Prime Day, off-Amazon discounts were immaterial. Nonetheless, they hint at Amazon’s ambitions to make Buy with Prime ubiquitous.


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Tips and Tricks

In a commitment by Amazon to help preserve the natural world, they created a program highlighting certain brands and products, awarding certifications for meeting sustainability standards such as carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, and waste reduction.


As the ecommerce industry continues to grow rapidly, Amazon has emerged as one of the dominant players in the market. It’s the largest online retailer in the United States, and over half of consumers looking to buy a product online begin their search on Amazon.


Amid ongoing economic challenges, some entrepreneurs are finding success with specialized marketing tools aligned with the Amazon marketplace. Using these tools and other marketplace offerings, small business owners can better navigate the challenges of an economic downturn.


In this article, we’ll review: What seller feedback is. How to find your Amazon seller feedback rating. The benefits of Amazon seller feedback. How to get (good) Amazon seller feedback. How to remove seller feedback on Amazon.



In this episode, we talk about a record-breaking Prime Day, Walmart Pro Seller Badge eligibility updates, and more breaking news in the eCommerce industry!


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