“Amazon will be offering discounts on a variety of items during its two-day Prime Day shopping event that began on July 22nd, 2022.”
July 28, 2022
“The acquisition of SoStocked is an exciting step for Carbon6, who now offers customers a full range of solutions from software development to customer service. CEO Justin Cobb says that this addition will further empower ecommerce entrepreneurs with its end-to end suite designed specifically for small businesses in mind.”
July 27, 2022
“This is the second annual report from Amazon, and it’s promising! They say that they’ve gotten rid of more than 3 million fake products last year. With such a large number removed from their site in just one day alone- how can we not be excited about this progress?”
July 22, 2022
“Senior executives at Amazon are so concerned about potential tech antitrust reforms swirling through Congress that a senior executive recently tried lobbying third-party sellers on an online forum they use to communicate with one another about hot topics.”
July 19, 2022
“Amazon has bought Veeqo, a company that helps online businesses sell products on and off of Amazon. The Big Tech firm quietly acquired the ecommerce software start-up last November but didn’t announce it at first because they were waiting for an opportunity to present itself in order not only better understand how their services could be used by third party sellers who already use other channels like eBay or Alibaba – two huge marketplaces with over 500 million customers each! When Octopus Ventures confirmed this news today via blog post from CEO Ryan Leveille though we knew something big was happening so read below.”
July 15, 2022
Some sellers have been struggling to keep up with the new FBA storage limits. Now, Amazon is offering certain companies a way out – if they can afford it! The company announced today (February 24) that beginning this month and for six more weeks in 2019; any business lucky enough be selected will receive increased shelf space at no cost as long their inventory doesn’t move too quickly or get stocked by another vendor before being ordered onto ships from amazon.
July 14, 2022
Building your own Amazon FBA business from scratch is an exciting and daunting task. But before you dive in, there are three things that will help make the process easier: developing a unique selling proposition (USP), understanding how to sell well enough so people don’t just buy on price but also substance of product or service offered; researching what it takes financially speaking by looking at numbers like revenue potentials versus financial risks associated with starting up shop as well other considerations such cost if abruptly shutting down unexpectedly etc.; lastly conducting thorough research into any industry trends which might predict success.
July 13, 2022
Amazon’s new data is proof that the company’s third-party marketplace has been a hit with sellers. The launch of this feature was met by lawmakers’ scrutiny over its private label business practices, but it seems like they should back off because there are many success stories on both sides.
When Amazon first launched, it was primarily an online bookseller. But over the years their third-party marketplace has grown into one of the company’s most profitable ventures with millions upon millions sold through this section and now accounting 60% on overall retail sales.
July 11, 2022
“With a whopping 76% of Amazon sellers profitable, it’s clear that taking advantage now will pay off big for those who invest in their own ecommerce store. Despite the numerous challenges they face along with 90%, many are still able get ahead and stay competitive as new research reveals most (76%) report positive results from this year so far! The 2022 State of the Amazon Sellers Report is a fascinating look into how entrepreneurs are making money on this platform. 3,500 brands and businesses were surveyed for their insights regarding various aspects related to selling online through amazon’s marketplace service-they shared plans they have going forward in order protect profits while also addressing pain points like customer support or shipping time frames.”
July 8, 2022
“The rising costs of doing business is a huge pain point for many companies, but Amazon seems to be taking it head on. The company announced recently that they’re adding an extra 5% “fuel and inflation surcharge” onto their already steep fees third party sellers who use fulfillment services will have access too – this new charge applies only towards clothing items though so if your inventory includes any non-clothing products there’s no need worry!”
July 06, 2022
“Founded from scratch, launching a startup is no easy task. There are so many steps you have to take before your business can even get off the ground and there’s absolutely nothing guaranteeing that it will succeed in doing what you set out for them!”
July 4, 2022
“Whether you’re looking for mint tea or oolong, Amazon has your favorite teas right at the tip of its tongue. What’s more is that as search volumes related to these keywords are on an upswing within America and worldwide alike–with many shoppers turning towards this site in order find just what they need without traveling far from home!”
June 28, 2022
“The goal of any company should be to make money for their customers. But how do you know if someone is likely going buy from your product? The answer lies in one number: LTV or CLV (the acronym has two parts). It stands for Loan To Value Ratio, which measures what percentage of a loan would have been paid back by an individual before they defaulted on payday—in other words it’s kind like measuring risk tolerance when buying property! This article will break down exactly why this measure matters so much…”
June 27, 2022
“Marketplaces are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people turn to e-commerce. A recent study found that 61% of online sellers have increased their marketplace usage in just one year!”
June 24, 2022
On Monday, Amazon announced two changes that will impact sellers using its FBA fulfillment services. The company is adding another storage type for “extra large” items and changing its Small & Light program as well! Starting April 18th 2022 extra-large can be chosen instead of oversize in order to better serve customers who need larger space capacities when shipping their products.
June 23, 2022
Millions of Prime members can enjoy the trusted experience and benefits of Prime while shopping directly from participating online merchants.
June 15, 2022
This is the latest installment of the Amazon Briefing, a weekly Modern Retail column about the ever-changing Amazon ecosystem.
June 14, 2022
After our newsletter last week on how exiting Russia is impacting brands, our newsroom echoed with multiple discussions around Amazon…
May 17, 2022
In 2022, Amazon receives more than 200 million visits per month from customers around the globe. Amazon is set up so businesses can offer customers a range of items across hundreds of categories, delivering a vast selection of low-priced products quickly. Amazon vendors and Amazon sellers make up Amazon’s behemoth business and drive the eCommerce shopping experience, from kitchen appliances to sporting goods and beauty items. According to Amazon’s published results, third-party sellers generate 50% of sales on Amazon. In the second quarter of 2021, 56 percent of paid units were sold by third-party sellers.
May 16, 2022
There’s one thing FBA sellers, Amazon vendors, and eCommerce businesses everywhere share: The key dates and events that make up 2022. Whether you’re prepping for Prime Day, fulfilling POs for Q4, or looking to capitalise on seasonal marketing opportunities, it helps to keep an eye on the calendar and plan ahead.
May 13, 2022
With millions of sellers and a rapidly growing third-party marketplace, Amazon continues to expand and improve the Brand Registry. When it comes to building and protecting your brand on Amazon, there’s no better way than enrolling and managing your business through this program.
May 12, 2022
Customers come first on Amazon, and Amazon seller feedback and ratings (now referred to as “Account Health Ratings”) are perfect examples of this tenet in action. In order to show products with the lowest price and ensure the best quality products are prioritised for customers, Amazon relies on this data to help deliver a solid customer experience.
May 11, 2022
For anyone who has ever shopped online, it’s no surprise that product reviews are crucial to a product’s success. When it comes to Amazon, it’s even more important, as sales velocity and ratings feed into a product’s ranking and can also affect your seller ranking. Want to be on the top page of Amazon search results? You’re going to need some serious star power.
When it comes to Amazon listing optimisation, a lot of brands wonder about making updates to content in Seller Central or Vendor Central. While it’s important to keep your SEO fresh, relevant, and on target, you also need to allow time for your content to perform in the Amazon algorithm. This blog will detail some important points to consider when it comes to updating your Amazon listings.
With millions of sellers raking in sales on the platform, Amazon can seem a lucrative business to brands around the globe. Conservative estimates say more than 60% of sellers turn a profit in their first year, so why not get your piece of the pie? Unfortunately, the level of strategy and increased sophistication you must develop to be successful can be a barrier to many sellers, even long-term ones. Amazon offers FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) as an almost one-stop shop to reach Amazon’s vast pool of customers. While the program offers a number of benefits and can make eCommerce businesses efficient, it also presents a range of challenges that some sellers are not prepared to deal with.
April 29, 2022
What is RoAS and why does RoAS matter? Put simply, RoAS is an acronym for Return on Ad Spend. Amazon Advertising RoAS is an important metric to determine the performance of campaigns and keywords. Retailers (both Amazon sellers and Amazon vendors) can calculate RoAS to show income or loss on advertising campaigns and determine the cost-effectiveness of advertising strategy.
CRaP stands for “Can’t Realise Any Profit,” and in the Amazon vendor space, it’s a popular term. To put it simply, these are products that do not make a profit. For a long time, Amazon’s focus was on gaining market share across numerous product categories, even if this sacrificed their bottom line. Now that Amazon is more established with large market shares in major retail industries, the focus has shifted to profitability. Amazon’s main focus now centers around their profit margins. Amazon will refuse a product if it is unable to provide them with a decent profit.
April 27, 2022
What does it mean to be “retail ready” in terms of the Amazon channel? There’s more to it than you might think. For sellers and vendors alike, it pays off to ensure you are adequately prepared for marketing. Bottom line: You do not want to invest money or time into executing Amazon Advertising and external advertising before the placements will perform and convert. You cannot hope for a good ROAS until your items are in tip-top shape. This blog will serve as a retail readiness checklist for 2021 and beyond, with musts for ensuring you’re ready and able to climb the Amazon rankings.
April 26, 2022
Revenue-growth roadblocks are common for seasoned sellers. Once keywords and listings have been optimized, PPC is competitive, and advertising efforts are diversified, it’s difficult to decide the next steps. Many sellers often get stuck in the maintenance stage of current efforts. In competitive categories, this scenario can be especially difficult because sellers can have great ratings and high review counts and still not organically rank where they’d like to. Amazon Editorials are a great solution that offers products increased page visibility, trust, and improvements in SEO performance and PPC efficiencies.
April 25, 2022
In a heavily saturated eCommerce marketplace, it makes sense to do everything in your power to stand out from the competition. This means utilizing the range of systems and features–especially ones made specifically for Brand Registry businesses–to succeed on Amazon.
April 15, 2022
Launched in early 2021, Amazon’s Brand Catalog Manager is a tool created exclusively for brand owners to simplify selling on Amazon.com. Utilizing this interface can be advantageous. It may help increase your conversion and therefore revenue, and help you with more control over your brand on Amazon, including seeing how well your business is being represented.
April 14, 2022
One of the most effective promotion types is also one of the simplest to set up and run, no matter what locale you sell in. Known as coupons in the US and vouchers in the UK, this promo type can increase your visibility to drive traffic, edge out the competition with a compelling offer, convert sales, and increase customer reviews and loyalty. Here are some basics and tips for running coupons and vouchers successfully.
April 13, 2022
Amazon is always refining the Amazon Advertising console and continues to add new features to increase usability and convenience. Users may have noticed a new addition this summer, as Amazon rolled out the “Creative assets” tab within the Advertising dashboard.
April 12, 2022
A+ Content gives brands a competitive edge and can be a decisive factor between a customer just browsing or clicking that Buy Box button. Look at the top-selling ASINs in any category on Amazon and they will likely all have A+ Content.
April 11, 2022
Are you wondering what the Amazon IPI score is and how it affects your business? This blog will detail the basics of the Amazon Inventory Performance metric and give you some useful tips to help avoid inventory-related issues that frequently plague sellers. The fact is, too much inventory and not enough inventory can both be problematic. Solid inventory management is one of the best ways to ensure your business is as profitable as possible. Read on to learn about IPI and how to optimise your performance in Seller Central.
April 08, 2022
Amazon has about 40% of the U.K. eCommerce market but has pushed to sell on digital platforms including eBay, Etsy, Shopify and Walmart, through charging sellers for services and other third-party logistics that help them fulfill orders on those sites.
April 07, 2022
Supply chain upheaval from early in the Covid pandemic is still haunting companies today, and those constraints are affecting both sellers and consumers. Inflation is just over 5%, posing the biggest annual jump since 2008, and economists agree that it’s largely driven by specific sectors such as importing and manufacturing. The cost run-up is largely in part due to logistical challenges.
April 06, 2022
New research released today by Jungle Scout, the leading all-in-one platform for ecommerce sellers, reveals that 76% of Amazon sellers are profitable to start 2022, despite 90% experiencing the negative impact of supply chain challenges. The 2022 State of the Amazon Seller Report reveals insights from 3,500 entrepreneurs, brands, and businesses on Amazon to understand sellers’ diverse business strategies, profits, pain points, and plans for 2022.
April 5, 2022
As a seller on Amazon, the last thing you want is negative seller feedback. Too much negative feedback can have a major impact on the public perception of both your product and your brand. Losing potential customers as a result of negative feedback is one thing—but suffering damage to your brand’s reputation can prove devastating, as this has long-term financial consequences.
April 4, 202
The majority of Amazon FBA sellers rely on reputable third-party product sources to fill their inventory. Quickly jumping into the Amazon landscape with random products and unscrutinized sources can be detrimental to your business.
One of the highly utilized methods in acquiring inventory items is retail arbitrage. The low risk and low capital requirements of retail arbitrage on Amazon make it an enticing business model for online sellers.
April 01, 2022
Amazon pricing is integral to your Amazon business. If you want to be more successful in your Amazon venture, deepen your knowledge about pricing and different Amazon pricing strategies.
March 30, 2022
The rise of Amazon has indeed changed the retail eCommerce and consumer industry. Shoppers are now more adept at online shopping. Similarly, many small to medium-sized enterprises have transitioned from traditional brick and mortar stores to online selling. The innovation offered by Amazon has leveled the playing field for both large corporate brands and less-well-known brands…
March 28, 2022
The Fastest Growing Amazon Marketplaces That You Aren’t Selling On Yet. Are you looking to expand your business to another Amazon marketplace? Amazon Middle East may be a good idea!
March 29, 2022
7 Changes That Impacted Amazon Advertisers in 2021. In this post, we’ll run through some of the most important updates affecting Amazon sellers, vendors, and advertisers in 2021 — so you can stay ahead of the curve as we enter 2022.
March 23, 2022
With 1 in 4 Americans planning to make a return, according to a UPS fact sheet, it’s bound to be a busy and gloomy time of year for any retailer; but none more so than an Amazon seller. It’s returns season on Amazon, and it’s a time like no other. Find out what makes this year different when it comes to processing return requests, and how best to handle your Amazon holiday returns.
March 22, 2021
Since no one can hit their target with their eyes closed, we are here to help eCommerce businesses to stay focused on the hottest Amazon seller news and trends.
While getting actionable insights from your Amazon Account Health page, you still need a credible and relevant source of information to make your Amazon boat sail in the right direction.
March 18, 2022
We all know how important it is to stand out in our customer’s inbox these days. There is a lot of competition. According to Statista, by the time 2021 comes to a close, around 320 billion emails will have been sent. That’s a lot of emails!
March 17, 2022
The thrill of increased revenue in Q4 can be exhilarating! It’s easy for sellers to enjoy the rewards of their labor leading up to this time of year. But it is just as easy to forget that the chaos of Q4 does not last all year. Therefore, you need a strategy heading into January for Q1. The sales velocity of products and prices changes when Q1 starts, and you need to be prepped and ready for the holiday aftermath.
March 16, 2022
While everyone can benefit from this advice, eCommerce sellers, in particular, should pay attention and build up their cash reserves — and here’s why.
March 15, 2022
You know FeedbackFive by eComEngine as the top Amazon seller tool for getting more feedback and reviews. But did you know that the #1 rated feedback and reviews software in the Amazon Appstore (now known as the Amazon Seller Central Partner Network) can also independently monitor product reviews for your ASINs or competing ASINs as a 1P or 3P merchant?
March 14, 2022