Category: Amazon Selling

InPost partners with sustainable fashion innovator yellow octopus – Amazon Selling

InPost have announced a new partnership with sustainable fashion innovator, Yellow Octopus Group, which aims to offer consumers a more convenient and greener way of donating and recycling clothes. The companies combined will encourage and incentivise more sustainable behavior by offering consumers exclusive discount coupons for every donation made, and in doing so, contributing to the creation of “circular fashion” with old clothes being reused, recycled or remade into new products and preventing them from ending up in landfill. Consumers can register old clothing via Yellow Octopus’s reGAIN app and drop off donations to any InPost locker in the UK completely free of charge — with the whole process taking a matter of seconds. This makes it even more convenient to participate in the scheme, helping to further boost the green benefits of signing up to the service by reducing the environmental impact of shipping the clothes. InPost’s ambition

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Oxford becomes DPD’s first all-electric city – Amazon Selling

DPD have announced that Oxford has become their very first all-electric city after confirmation that all future DPD parcel deliveries in Oxford will now be made with only electric vehicles. Vision 25 is DPD’s pledge to deliver ‘green’ to 25 major UK towns and cities, covering 25% of the UK population by 2025, and is backed by a £111m investment in electric vehicles. The initiative will deliver 42,000 tonnes of CO2 savings for the UK, or the equivalent of planting 170,000 trees by the end of 2025. The new facility was officially opened in June 2021 by double Olympic and nine times world champion track cyclist, Victoria Pendleton and is the most sustainable facility in DPD’s UK network. Once fully operational, the depot could create up to 250 new jobs. Vision 25

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External eBay Ads to feature Promoted Listings – Amazon Selling

One of the key ways eBay connect buyers to their marketplace and with your inventory is through marketing investments, which ensure that eBay listings appear in external eBay ads on partner sites and search platforms like Google and Bing. Moving forward, Promoted Listings will be featured in these external eBay ads, expanding the reach of sellers’ Promoted Listings campaigns and providing additional listing visibility across the web. Heads up, the new external eBay Ads for Promoted Listings feature has only been announced in the US so far. We’ll let you know when it’s announced in the UK and EU. “While we are excited to introduce external Promoted Listings, we remain committed to providing sellers with the opportunity to be included in eBay’s external advertising at no charge. Sellers will not be required to participate in external Promoted Listings in order to be eligible to appear in eBay advertisements on search…

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The era of ecommerce everywhere – Science-fiction becomes reality – Amazon Selling

In this guest post today, OnBuy CEO Cas Paton discusses the new era of ecommerce everywhere which is dawning. What was once viewed akin to Science Fiction is now fast becoming reality he argues. He’s not wrong either, if you’d told someone a couple of decades ago they’d be talking to their watch and it would actually do things for them they would probably have thought you nuts. Now however, watches and phones can turn on our lights, send emails, check the weather, do our shopping and a host of other tasks simply by issuing a verbal command. However, first we have to get omnichannel retail licked into shape and then we can embrace the era of ecommerce everywhere: Although ecommerce is big business today, even the most advanced players in this industry know that online shopping is just one part of the potential. As physical retail bounces back from…

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Get ready for Prime Day in India on the 26th & 27th of July – Amazon Selling

Get ready, Amazon Prime day in India is getting close! On the 26th & 27th of July customers will be looking for the best deals across the platform! Last year SMBs in India had a record breaking Amazon Prime Day with 153,000 SMBs receiving orders, can they do even better this year? Well, according to Amazon this Prime Day, they will continue to empower small businesses, manufacturers, start-ups and brands, women entrepreneurs, artisans, weavers and local shops in India, helping them to bounce back from the Covid-19 impact. “We dedicate this Prime Day to lakhs of small businesses and local sellers on Amazon.in. We are humbled by their resilience, and grateful for the opportunity to support their rebound during these hard times, We are also excited to offer our Prime members a unique opportunity to discover

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Amazon respond to claims that they waste food – Amazon Selling

Amazon have denied recent claims that they waste food. Instead, Amazon recognise that food waste is an issue faced by every organisation across the food supply chain and they donate wherever they can. Amazon have assured customers that food and drink products are resold or donated whenever possible, however, there are times when they are unable to do so. In line with food safety regulations, Amazon do not donate food and drink products if they could pose a safety risk. That includes items past their use-by date, those that won’t reach a charity partner before they expire, and those that could have been damaged, opened or spoilt in any way while being delivered or returned. Rather than wasting the food products that cannot be donated, Amazon recycle them in the UK through a biological process called ana

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Manage Your Experiments now live on Amazon – Amazon Selling

Brands can now use Manage Your Experiments on Amazon to experiment with product images, product titles and A+ Content to improve sales by testing two versions of the same listing to identify the most impactful page content. Manage Your Experiments lets you run A/B tests (also known as split tests) on your brand’s listings content. Experiments let you compare two versions of content against each other so you can see which performs better. At the end of an experiment, you can review which version performed the best and then publish the winning content. By running experiments, you can learn how to build better content that appeals to your customers and helps to drive more sales. During the experiment, customers that view your ASIN’s content are randomly split into two groups. One group sees Version A of content, wh

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Flipkart and Myntra commit to responsible sourcing of sustainable packaging – Amazon Selling

Flipkart and Myntra have announced their commitment to responsible sourcing of sustainable packaging and man-made cellulosic fibers in collaboration with not-for-profit environmental organisation Canopy. Flipkart and Myntra recognise the role of the world’s forests in maintaining climate stability, preserving biodiversity, and protecting the rights of Indigenous communities. The companies have joined Canopy’s Pack4Good and CanopyStyle initiatives to extend their sustainability commitment to move towards responsible sourcing of sustainable packaging and materials. Recently, they also announced a shift away from single-use plastics in their packaging with the introduction of the most scalable sustainable alternatives such as eco-friendly paper shreds, replacing poly pouches with recycled paper bags, replacing bubble wraps with carton waste shredded material and 2 Ply roll to name a few. As signatories of Canopy’s Pack4Good (packaging) and CanopyStyle (fashion) initiatives, the two Flipkart Group companies will shift towards sustainable sourcing of forest-derived products and pilot alternative next-

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Free speech matters say Steiners as they sue eBay and ex employees – Amazon Selling

In a press conference today, outside Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston MA, Ina and David Steiner stated that they were sending a message to corporate America that it’s not ok to weaponise a corporations security team in an attempt to stifle someone’s right to free speech. Pictured above at the press conference, alongside their lawyer Rosemary Scapicchio, the Steiners reminded everyone that free speech in America is of course protected under the First Amendment. The lawsuit, that had just been filed, names eBay, Devin Wenig, then Chief Executive Officer of eBay, and Defendant Steven Wymer, then Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of eBay and about a dozen others as defendants for orchestrating a systemetic campaign to silence them and shut down Ina and David’s Ecommercebytes blog. Ina and David have been blogging for over twenty years and reported on eBay and other ecommerce platforms. Under the Wenig tenure…

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Small Business Power: McGill Motorsport – Amazon Selling

Over the next few weeks, we are going to revist some of the 2020 eBay for Business Awards winners to discover what difference winning has made to their businesses and how the pandemic has impacted them. Today we look at McGill Motorsport. Entries for this year’s eBay for Business awards are open with a deadline of midnight on the 2nd of August. You can enter here. Small Business Power The eBay for Business Awards highlight many of the small businesses that rely on eBay for their living but it doesn’t end there. For a quarter of a century, eBay have always been a small business champion and this month they have launched the Small Business Power campaign, as part of their commitment to helping entrepreneurs survive and thrive beyond the pandemic. The new package of support includes: A series of new seller offers, including reducing fees by 5%, as well…

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Fake reviews made illegal could lead to punitive fines – Amazon Selling

The Government is proposing a package of reforms to ensure the UK has a ‘best in class’ competition regime. This includes hefty penalties which would make it automatically illegal to pay someone to write, or host, fake reviews. “The UK’s economic recovery relies on the strength of our open markets and consumers’ faith in them.   By delivering on our commitment to bolster our competition regime, we’re giving businesses confidence that they’re competing on fair terms, and the public confidence they’re getting a good deal.”– Kwasi Kwarteng, Business Secretary The new reforms would allow the CMA to:Impose stronger penalties for companies that don’t comply with its investigations or orders, with new powers for fixed penalties of up to 5% of annual turnover and additional daily penalties up to 5% of daily turnover while non-compliance continues Disqualify company directors who make false declarations to the regulator Accept voluntary binding commitments from…

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Delivery expectations as England lockdown eases – Amazon Selling

Today is a big day in much of the UK, not quite the promised freedom day, but a few nightclubs opened at midnight to let the crowds onto the dancefloor once again and weddings are taking place today with no coronavirus restrictions hampering their celebrations for those that are brave enough. But what about ecommerce? Delivery expectations are perhaps at an all time high as we’ve shopped from home for 15 months, so what should we expect now that lockdown is no longer regulated by law but becomes a matter of personal choice and personal responsibility. In this guest post today, Rory O’Connor, founder and CEO of Scurri, takes a look at delivery expectations and his forecast of what consumers will demand and expect: Over the last 24 months, many industries have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on businesses. Worldwide lockdowns and public restrictions…

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