Dear Amazon sellers,
I’m back with another edition of our Amazon seller newsletter, bringing you the latest and most relevant news to keep your business ahead of the game. Check out the top articles:
- Amazon Sellers Prepare Amid Potential UPS Strike
With the possibility of a UPS strike on the horizon, Amazon sellers are proactively preparing contingency plans to ensure smooth shipping operations. Modern Retail sheds light on how sellers strategize to minimize disruptions and maintain seamless deliveries, safeguarding their customer experience during uncertain times.
Read More: https://www.modernretail.co/technology/amazon-sellers-are-preparing-for-a-potential-ups-strike/
- FTC’s Potential Lawsuit Could Impact Amazon’s Future
Politico reports that the FTC is gearing up for a potential lawsuit against Amazon, raising concerns about potential consequences for the e-commerce giant. Amazon sellers are keenly watching this legal development, as its outcome may have significant implications for their businesses’ future and overall marketplace dynamics.
Read More: https://www.reuters.com/legal/ftc-readies-lawsuit-that-could-break-up-amazon-politico-2023-07-25/
- Amazon Sellers Embrace Shein Marketplace
As Shein gains popularity, Marketplace Pulse explores how Amazon sellers are leveraging the opportunity to expand their reach and tap into Shein’s marketplace. By joining Shein, sellers are opening doors to a broader customer base, boosting sales, and diversifying their selling channels for sustainable growth.
Read More: https://www.marketplacepulse.com/articles/amazon-sellers-are-joining-shein-marketplace
- TikTok Marketplace: A Cost-Free Opportunity for Merchants
Digital Commerce 360 delves into TikTok’s potential marketplace in the US, offering merchants a cost-free platform to reach a wider audience and explore new avenues for sales growth. Sellers are eyeing this promising opportunity to connect with a young and engaged user base, propelling their businesses forward in the ever-evolving digital landscape.
Read More: https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/2023/06/30/tiktok-marketplace-in-us-would-be-cost-free-for-merchants/
- USPS Ground Advantage is coming soon to Amazon Buy Shipping
This month, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has launched a new domestic shipping service called USPS Ground Advantage. USPS Ground Advantage is set to consolidate the current First-Class package service, Parcel Select ground, and Parcel Select Cubic shipping methods. Once enabled, it will offer three convenient shipping options based on package weight and size.
Read More: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/seller-forums/discussions/t/2c1bd621b4eda29f6ee12b367021e78d
- Amazon Makes Bid to Settle UK Antitrust Probe
In an effort to address UK antitrust concerns, Amazon engages in negotiations with the Competition and Markets Authority. TechCrunch reports on the ongoing discussions involving seller data, buy box practices, and Prime, signaling potential outcomes that may shape the future of Amazon’s business practices and compliance requirements for sellers.
Read More: https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/26/amazon-makes-bid-to-settle-uk-antitrust-probe-into-seller-data-buy-box-and-prime/
- Amazon Under Scrutiny for Vendor Scams
WUSA9 investigates a vendor scam at an Amazon fulfillment center, raising questions about the company’s measures to combat fraudulent practices. Sellers are paying attention to how Amazon addresses these concerns to maintain a trustworthy marketplace environment, ensuring a safe and reliable experience for customers.
Read More: https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/investigations/amazon-boxes-packages-delivery-brushing-vendor-scam-fufilment-center/65-74b77e1f-789f-4b90-923b-bdcd0671b99a
- Amazon’s Initiative to Reduce Packaging Waste
The Verge explores Amazon’s initiative to address packaging waste by eliminating plastic-padded envelopes. This environmental effort resonates with sellers and customers alike, reflecting a commitment to sustainability and responsible packaging practices, aligning with the growing demand for eco-conscious business practices.
Read More: https://www.theverge.com/2023/7/19/23800435/amazon-plastic-padded-envelope-packaging-waste
- Amazon Expands Pay-by-Palm Tech to Whole Foods Stores
CNBC reports on Amazon’s plan to introduce pay-by-palm technology to all Whole Foods stores by year-end. This contactless payment option offers convenience and security for customers, streamlining the checkout process and enhancing the shopping experience, which sellers can leverage to provide a seamless buying journey.
Read More: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/07/20/amazon-to-add-pay-by-palm-tech-to-all-whole-foods-stores-by-year-end.html
- Forecasting Amazon’s Future in 5 Years
Fool.com offers insights into Amazon’s potential direction and business prospects over the next five years. By analyzing the e-commerce giant’s trajectory, sellers can make informed decisions to align their long-term strategies with Amazon’s future growth and capitalize on emerging opportunities.
Read More: https://www.fool.com/investing/2023/07/20/where-will-amazon-be-in-5-years/
Stay informed and ahead of the competition with these essential reads!
Amazon Seller School