Category: Amazon Selling

Amazon Vendor Operational Guide for Retailers & Brands – Amazon Selling

Selling to Amazon as a Vendor is very different to selling on Amazon as a merchant. If you are a retailer or brand then this Amazon Vendor Operational Guide guest written by Christopher Khoo of KhooCommerce is essential reading to assist you deciding how to set up your systems and the most efficient way of shipping to Amazon Amazon Vendor vs Seller A first party (1P) Vendor relationship with Amazon involves selling to Amazon much like you would sell to any other B2B customer or reseller. Because of this, Amazon has control over the pricing and typically ranks the product above 3P products, as well as buying large volumes of the product for themselves. There is much to say about successfully negotiating your relationship and contract agreements, as well as marketing and optimising of product listings; those topics are historically well covered by agencies and consultants. This article explores a…

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FedEx delivers critical COVID-19 aid to India – Amazon Selling

FedEx are currently working with global organisations to help deliver critical COVID-19 aid to India as they face a surge in infections. To be specific FedEx are helping with the transportation of more than 25,000 oxygen concentrators and converters through an initiative with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum and other multinational companies. “The devastating humanitarian crisis in India requires relief from around the world, and it is our mission to deliver critical aid needed to help alleviate suffering. We have been on the frontlines delivering relief since the start of the pandemic, and are responding to the urgent situation in India now. FedEx will continue to deliver lifesaving medicine, personal protective equipment, and other critical supplies until this pandemic is over.”– R

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US remains Alibaba’s fastest growing B2B ecommerce market – Amazon Selling

It’s World Trade Month, and Alibaba are celebrating their ecommerce growth in an announcement that for the second year, the US is Alibaba’s fastest-growing B2B ecommerce market. Alibaba has seen huge global growth in B2B ecommerce trade by US small and medium-sized businesses. US SMBs increasingly turn to Alibaba.com as their essential ally to accelerate their digitization and globalization, it is no surprise that the US is Alibaba’s fastest growing B2B ecommerce market. US-based sellers on the platform has more than doubled, transactions involving US businesses on Alibaba.com were up more than 150% and the number of active buyers on Alibaba.c

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Consumer seller eBay payments rolling out in the UK – Amazon Selling

Consumer seller eBay payments is now rolling out in the UK and sellers will now need to update their payment details before a certain date to continue being able to list on eBay. Consumer sellers who still need to update their payment details will have been emailed information about the process, with a link to click to get started. It is a simple process, but if they do not update their details, they will soon be unable to create and edit listings until they’ve done so. For consumer seller eBay payments there are some benefits set out below but the main disadvantage will be that they will no longer have a PayPal balance from their sales proceeds on eBay. This has, for many, been what they considered as free money to spend on eBay as and when they want to treat themselves. Moving forward, sales proceeds will be lost in…

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Mirakl dropship capabilities added to marketplace platform – Amazon Selling

Mirakl have announced the release of new features enabling enterprises to fully integrate and manage both dropship and marketplace activities in a single, cloud-native solution. Bolstered by AI and seamlessly integrating marketplace participants, the updated platform includes a host of enterprise-oriented capabilities and features that specifically meet the growing demand for high-performance marketplaces in B2B industries. Growth in ecommerce has accelerated rapidly since early 2020, marked by an unprecedented increase in online purchases across both B2C and B2B industries. This change has created both enormous opportunity and turmoil for businesses, as everything from evolving buyer expectations to demand spikes and supply chain pressures have stretched traditional approaches to the breaking point. Few technology categories benefited as much from the shift as enterprise marketplaces, which unleash the power of the platform business model to gain the speed, scale, and agility necessary to grow businesses faster online. However, marketplaces have thus far…

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People remain cautious of normality despite vaccinations – Amazon Selling

According to new research released by Invisibly, as vaccinations continue their rollout and places begin opening back up, people remain cautious of normality. According to the data people are as hesitant about returning to normal as they were back in June 2020 and only half of the respondents will return to normal with men being much more likely to do so than women. People being cautious of normality could be a good sign for online businesses, we already know from previous research that people plan to continue with their new online shopping habits post COVID but this research solidifies that people will remain heavily reliant on ecommerce despite things opening back up. Highlights: The highlights from the data are below. Activities people are willing to go out and do right now/today: 63.5% of respond

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Chinese eBay payments payouts to be powered by Payoneer – Amazon Selling

As announced earlier in the year, Chinese eBay payments are coming to Greater China over the next few months, but it’s not a country where banking is as advanced as in the UK, so how do they get payments to sellers, especially in a multi-currency world? Stepping up to the plate is Payoneer, who have announced today that they are collaborating with eBay to enable sellers in select countries to get paid for their sales on eBay’s core marketplace. With the help of Payoneer, eBay sellers will benefit from faster access to funds, greater flexibility managing multi-currency payments and expanded reach by enabling sellers to list on multiple international eBay sites. Starting in April 2021, Payoneer will manage Chinese eBay payments payouts for eBay sellers as eBay expands its management of payments around the globe. eBay and Payoneer intend to expand the service to additional countries later in the year.…

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ParcelSea to scale smart mailboxes to new markets – Amazon Selling

After raising close to €1M, Estonian startup ParcelSea is looking to build its smart mailbox network in Estonia and foreign markets. ParcelSea are planning to use the funding to expand the production, services and features of their smart mailboxes to give customers better access to secure and contact-free parcel deliveries. The parcel locker’s current stand-out features are innovative design, integration-free and open solution approach, which means that all couriers and grocery stores can leave their packages. It also makes peer-to-peer sharing economy much easier. No special application is required to use the box. “We want to offer a smart home mailbox that is always at home and ready to accept all packages, food and friend-to-friend goods without human contact.” “It took us only 4 months to

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Shopify Capital funded $2 billion for merchants – Amazon Selling

Since its launch, Shopify Capital has provided $2 billion in funding to thousands of entrepreneurs in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. The cash advances and loans have been important for many merchants during the global pandemic, helping them adapt and find new avenues of growth by allowing them to buy more inventory, hire talent, and launch marketing campaigns. Previously, the scheme granted funds ranging from $200 to $1 million. Now they are increasing the maximum amount to $2 million to further boost the growth of their fast-scaling merchants. Through state-of-the-art machine learning models, eligible merchants can automatically receive Shopify Capital offers without having to apply. Upon accepting these pre-approved offers, they can receive funding within 2-5 business days. Merchants can choose how they want to invest their funds while maintaining complete ownership of their business. “Machine learning is the reason we’re able to get our merchants the f

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New eBay Packaging store for eBay UK packaging vouchers from today – Amazon Selling

Many eBay sellers with a Featured or Anchor Store will be receiving their monthly eBay packaging voucher today. When you come to spend it, if you want to buy eBay Branded Packaging then as of today there is a new supplier and a new eBay Packaging store, which you can find here. Due to increases in demand and the rising cost of packaging materials, price increases will also be applied to the new eBay Packaging store from 1st May 2021. As an example, a quantity of 75 eBay Branded Packaging Small Cardboard Box (13.27 x 9 x 0.75in) will now cost £18.99, a rise from the previous £17.53. A quantity of 100 eBay Branded Packaging Self Seal Plastic Mailer Postage Bags (360mm x 440mm 40mm) is now priced at £11.99 but were previously £10.56. There are no changes to future monthly packaging vouchers in £10 and £20 variants offered to…

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The future of retail and how small businesses can stay relevant – Amazon Selling

In this guest post today, Kate Lester, founder and CEO of Diamond Logistics, offers a fearless opinion on the future of retail. We can see light at the end of the tunnel. Shops are opening, but the reality is retail habits have changed forever. As a class A shopaholic, I will be first out of the blocks. But shopping habits have undoubtedly changed. Some people will never go back to shopping the way they used to. The elderly, infirm or very time pressed. There is gold in these markets if you target them in a way that is attractive. Commodities or specialist goods are perfect for online. Household product sites like Bother makes it very easy to order bulky and cost-effective goods direct to your home. Equally specialist goods – like Sacred Gin – are easier to source online as there are very few stockists of this premium product. It’s…

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WhatsApp commerce and Facebook ads that click to WhatsApp – Amazon Selling

WhatsApp commerce has crept up on many and if you’re not already using it then it’s time to do so. WhatsApp Catalogs were introduced which businesses can keep updated from their computers to include what’s in stock. Alongside them, Facebook launched carts on WhatsApp last year, since then they have been to make more than 5 million orders. You might not yet be considering WhatsApp as a selling venue, but buyer communications has always been key for closing online orders and Whatsapp are making it simple to answer a query and collect an order in a single message. During the Q1 Facebook Earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg shared some exciting updates about their WhatsApp’s business, including news around business messaging, WhatsApp commerce and Facebook ads that click to WhatsApp: “ Business Messaging For a lot of people around the world, online commerce is about messaging. People want to get help and…

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